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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. - 2016.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. -
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4535 mm
1816 mm
1451 mm
587 liters
1470 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4690 mm
1780 mm
1490 mm
480 liters
1446 liters
60 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
2.0 TFSI
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1984 cc
280 hp
350 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Subaru
1.6 FB16T
Petrol
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1600 cc
170 hp
250 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1340 kg
6.1 s
250 km/h
8.8 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
157 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1366 kg
6.0 s
250 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
154 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
cvt - gears
1551 kg
8.9 s
210 km/h
8.5 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
164 g/km

Expenses

6990 EUR
Price from
29490 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 5-door wagon body style within the same 'Small family car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (front for the Seat and 4 x 4 in the case of the Subaru). The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 280hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 170hp engine designed by Subaru.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Japanese car offers a considerable difference of 16% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat, as well as Subaru, with the same average rating of 4.4 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Leon as average reliability-wise, and Levorg is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Spanish car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Seat is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, 40km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (41 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Subaru appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Seat being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Seat. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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