SEAT Arona Leasing
Top 3 Features
This is the crossover SUV version of the supermini.
1 of the best looking amongst the current crop of small SUVs.
Strong range of petrol engines to pick from.
Why Lease A SEAT Arona?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The Arona is about as practical as it possibly could be for a car of its size, with a large boot opening, square body shape and plenty of interior storage earning it points in this regard.
Both in the front and the back, the Arona’s square shape pays dividends when it comes to interior space. While rear-seat passengers can often feel squashed in smaller cars like this, there should be no complaints in the Arona, which offers almost as much headroom for those in the back as it does for those up front.
The boot is conveniently shaped and easy to load items into. And in offering 400 litres of space, its capacity falls somewhere in the middle of the small SUV pack – the Ford Puma and Citroen C3 Aircross hold more, while the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Juke hold less.
While the lack of diesel or hybrid engine options means the Arona can’t be considered the champion of its class as far as running costs go, its modern turbocharged petrol engines are nonetheless efficient. The 1.0-litre version manages around 50mpg – or a little less with an automatic gearbox – while even the punchy 1.5-litre should easily exceed 40mpg in everyday driving.
Arona SUVThe Arona is only available as an SUV-style crossover, which is effectively a slightly more practical, raised-up version of a typical 5-door hatchback like the SEAT Ibiza.
High Performance ModelsThere’s no high-performance version of the Arona available to lease, but the FR Sport paired with the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine will provide pace and sporty looks, and is therefore the closest thing to an Arona ‘hot hatch’ there is.
The SEAT Arona Vs Competitors
Parts used in the SEAT Arona are also employed in several other models from VW Group brands, including Volkswagen itself, Skoda and Audi, so build quality is very solid.
The SEAT Arona has an official boot capacity of 400 litres with all seats in place. SEAT doesn’t give an official ‘seats down’ number, but dropping those seats effectively turns the car into a mini-van, so it’s quite a lot.
The regular trim-level range runs from SE to SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux. SEAT occasionally offers special editions with some extra kit, too, such as the FR Sport Red Edition.
The entry-level SE doesn’t have parking sensors. To get rear sensors, you need to lease at least the SE Technology spec, while for all-round sensors, you have to go for the range-topping Xcellence Lux.