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Why buy a used SEAT Arona?

A used SEAT Arona is a great choice if you're looking to stand out from the small SUV crowd. With sleek looks and plenty of equipment across the range, plus great practicality, the Arona caters for different lifestyles and proves to be excellent value for money in an uber-competitive segment.

Latest used SEAT Arona

SEAT, Arona

2023 - SEAT Arona

2023 - SEAT Arona12

£19,998

  • 1L
  • 10.0

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Arnold Clark SEAT/Fiat/Abarth (Broxburn)

01506551721 *

SEAT, Arona

2021 - SEAT Arona

2021 - SEAT Arona18

Low Mileage

£12,990

  • 1L
  • 17.3K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Marshall SEAT Leicester

01164900147 *

SEAT, Arona

2021 (21) - SEAT Arona

2021 (21) - SEAT Arona8

£13,499

  • 1L
  • 34.5K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

HPL Motors Oldham

01618258921 *

SEAT, Arona

2023 (23) - SEAT Arona

2023 (23) - SEAT Arona44

Low Mileage

£18,840

  • 1L
  • 5.2K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Bristol Street Motors SEAT Derby

01332426015 *

SEAT, Arona

2021 - SEAT Arona

2021 - SEAT Arona48

£12,987

  • 1L
  • 33.2K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Stellantis &You West London

02081315485 *

4.6/5 Stars

SEAT, Arona

2023 - SEAT Arona

2023 - SEAT Arona35

Low Mileage

£16,789

Finance available £352 pm

*Representative example

  • 1L
  • 8.8K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Dealer Feed - Direct Cars

01144935776 *

4.3/5 Stars

SEAT, Arona

2024 (24) - SEAT Arona

2024 (24) - SEAT Arona18

Reduced

£21,990

  • 1L
  • 5.5K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Listers Seat Coventry

02476481858 *

SEAT, Arona

2021 (70) - SEAT Arona

2021 (70) - SEAT Arona34

Low Mileage

£13,400

  • 1L
  • 14.1K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Bristol Street Motors SEAT Darlington

01325271484 *

SEAT Arona snapshot review

Pros

  • Efficient engines
  • Good to drive
  • Modern looks

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer class-leading practicality
  • Top-spec models are expensive
  • Some cheap interior plastics

SEAT Arona by type

Automatic
Diesel
Petrol
5 Door

Used SEAT Arona information

Powertrains

There's a straightforward range of engines to consider when searching for a used SEAT Arona, each with its own benefits to cater for differing lifestyles. The most common include:

  • 1.0-litre petrol: up to 110bhp, 0 to 60mph in as little as 9.8 seconds, up to 56.5mpg WLTP combined.
  • 1.5-litre petrol: 148bhp, 0 to 60mph in as little as 8.2 seconds, up to 48.7mpg WLTP combined.
  • 1.6-litre diesel: up to 113bhp, 0 to 60mph in as little as 10.3 seconds, up to 65.7mpg WLTP combined.

Those who complete most of their driving in and around urban areas will find either of the petrol engines appealing - the 1.5-litre offers more poke, but 1.0-litre variants are competent performers in their own right. Used examples with a diesel powertrain are a good choice if you regularly complete longer journeys on motorways. There's no hybrid variant available, and all Arona models come equipped with front-wheel drive only.

Practicality

While compact in size, the SEAT Arona is still a practical vehicle. There's plenty of interior space with generous amounts of head and legroom in both the front and rear. Four adults will ride in comfort but it may be a little tight in the rear if travelling with five adults - three children in the rear is no issue, though.

In terms of boot space, the Arona offers a respectable 400-litre space which puts it ahead of rivals such as the Dacia Sandero Stepway (328 litres) but slightly behind the likes of the Citroen C3 Aircross (410 litres). This means you can expect to fit around three average-sized suitcases in the Arona. If you do need the additional space, then you're able to drop the rear seats to access a larger space.

Many small SUVs struggle to tow, but the SEAT Arona breaks the mould and is rated to tow a braked load of up to 1,200kg. This makes it suitable to tow trailers and light caravans, but if you plan on towing a larger caravan, we'd recommend considering a larger vehicle such as the SEAT Tarraco.

Safety

The SEAT Arona proves to be a very safe vehicle having achieved a full five-star safety rating in the rigorous Euro NCAP safety test. This comes as no surprise though, considering it's based on the same platform as other Volkswagen Group vehicles such as the Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Cross.

In terms of safety equipment, the Arona is well-equipped as standard, featuring ISOFIX mounting points, tiredness recognition, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and hill hold control. Opting for a higher specification can see you benefit from further active/passive safety features such as blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and parking sensors.

Technology

SEAT's vehicles tend to be rife in technology, even with their entry-level trims, and the Arona is no different. The Arona range starts with the 'SE' trim and ends with the range-topping 'XCELLENCE Lux'.

Standard equipment is plentiful and includes features such as LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth® connectivity. As you work your way up the range, technology gradually improves to include the likes of a Connectivity Pack Plus which features satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. If you're after a sportier setup, used 'FR' and 'FR Sport' variants will appeal, while 'XCELLENCE' variants and beyond offer a more refined, luxury approach.

When searching for a used SEAT Arona be mindful that the mid-life facelift in 2021 brought some changes to its equipment list, so be sure that any vehicle you're considering has everything you expect.

SEAT Arona generations

The Arona is still in its first generation having established itself as a popular model within the small crossover SUV market. Introduced in 2017, it joined the likes of the Ateca SUV and Leon hatchback as part of SEAT's lineup to cater for the ever-evolving needs of families and individuals alike. Due to this popularity, there are a plethora of fantastic used Arona examples available on the used market.

In 2021, the Arona underwent a minor facelift which brought about changes to its engine lineup, available technology and overall styling.

First Generation (2017 to Present)

First Generation (2017 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1 - 1.6
MPG:
55 - 70
Acceleration:
8.2 - 12.8 seconds
Boot space:
400 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.0 TSI SE [EZ] 5dr

  • Cheapest

    1.0 TSI SE 5dr

  • Fastest

    1.5 TSI EVO FR [EZ] 5dr

Used SEAT Arona information

Used SEAT Arona FAQ's

What is a SEAT Arona comparable to?

The SEAT Arona is based on the same platform and shares many of its parts with other Volkswagen Group vehicles such as the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Kamiq. As a small SUV, there are plenty of rivals that are comparable to the Arona too, including the Ford Puma and Audi Q2.

Is the SEAT Arona fuel efficient?

Yes, the SEAT Arona impresses when it comes to fuel efficiency. Diesel variants offer the highest fuel economy figures, with up to 65mpg combined being achievable, but you'll need to average over 12,000 miles a year to justify buying a diesel. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is economical in its own right, with over 50mpg combined being achievable.

Is the SEAT Arona bigger than the Nissan Qashqai?

No, the Nissan Qashqai is the bigger of the two cars and resides in the mid-sized SUV segment, offering around 20% more cargo space. The Arona resides in the small SUV segment and offers impressive amounts of space compared to most of its direct rivals.

Is the SEAT Arona a reliable car?

The SEAT Arona comes in at around level par in terms of reliability, with some owners reporting issues. We'd recommend thoroughly checking any specific vehicle's service and maintenance records to ensure that all routine work has been completed in line with recommended guidelines.

Does the SEAT Arona have a high driving position?

Being a small SUV, the SEAT Arona offers a fairly high driving position, but due to its sportier setup, it doesn't feel quite as high as some direct rivals.

Is the SEAT Arona a small SUV?

Yes, the SEAT Arona competes within the small SUV segment and is a great alternative to family hatchbacks and larger SUVs alike.

Where is the SEAT Arona built?

The Arona is assembled at SEAT's factory in the Municipality of Martorell, Spain.

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