The top of the range model is the Xcellence. This model boasts leather seats, an eight inch touchscreen, 18-inch alloy wheels and a drive setting wheel, which lets you choose from sport, normal, eco, individual, off-road and snow. Mid-range is the SE version, and the bottom of the range is the S version.
As standard, every Cupra Ateca model comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, black Alcantara seats, a digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, an eight-inch touchscreen, and dynamic chassis control. Optional kit includes a Beats audio sound system, 20-inch wheels, a panoramic roof and tow bar.
While buyers of cars like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf are in declining numbers these days. Everyone wants a family SUV with a high seating position, practical cabin and little compromise in the way it drives or how much it costs to run.
The SEAT Ateca is one of the most comfortable SUVs on the market, with loads of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel. Adjustable lumbar support is standard across the range, meaning you should reach your destination without any major aches or pains.
All models come with Front Assist autonomous emergency braking, meaning the car can apply the brakes if it detects an impending collision. There's a tiredness recognition system fitted as standard across the range as well as ISOFIX child seat mounting points on the outer rear seats. XPerience and XPerience Lux models come with the Safe & Driving Pack, which includes predictive adaptive cruise control with speed limiter, lane assist, traffic sign recognition and high beam control.
The stylish SEAT Ateca FR adds various exterior highlights including tinted rear windows, a rear spoiler and twin exhaust pipes. It also gets the eight-inch navigation system, as well as aluminium pedals and interior ambient lighting. There are front sport seats finished in Microsuede, while the Convenience pack is standard (with auto-dimming rear-view mirror, auto-headlights and rain-sensing wipers).
The reason why crossovers are so popular is due to their elevated seating that sets you higher than more traditional cars, and also down to their family-friendly practicality. If you regularly need to carry with you a child's buggy, a kiddy bike or two, a pile of leisure kit or a load of stuff from the DIY store, it's good to be in something taller and roomier than your typical low-slung family hatch.
It has calm, well-sorted handling, tidy body control and is quite grippy on the bends. The ride is a bit on the firm side, so you do feel some of the back-road bumps. But it's not enough to unsettle the kids in the back seat, and its partly what makes the car rate well for driver enjoyment.
Every Ateca, including the base level S versions, comes equipped with air conditioning, USB connectivity, a five-inch touchscreen in the dash and rear seats that split-fold to let you have three or four people on board and extend the luggage space into part of the rear cabin. With mid-range SE versions the kit list includes cruise control, dual-zone climate control and reverse parking sensors.
Compared with the previous model, Seat has eased out some of the equipment you could previously take for granted (the excellent adaptive cruise control is no longer standard, for example) and instead created three option packs that cater to the most import kit: Urban ($2100 for adaptive cruise, top view camera, park assist/front cameras and wireless phone charging), Street 18 ($2500 panoramic roof, heated front seats/wheel, black interior roof and 18in machined wheels) and Street 19, which costs another $500 over Street 18 but adds (come on, you can guess this) 19in machined rims. 041b061a72