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Why buy a used SEAT Leon?

If you're in the market for a hatchback or estate that's stylish, affordable and has lots of standard equipment, then a used SEAT Leon is a great choice. The Leon was one of the first SEAT models to be built, and it features sporty and sleek styling. The strong engines pair with dynamic handling for a fun and enjoyable driving experience.

Latest used SEAT Leon

SEAT, Leon

2020 - SEAT Leon

2020 - SEAT Leon33

Low Mileage

£13,195

  • 2L
  • 35.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Pentagon Peugeot & SEAT (Scunthorpe)

01724245320 *

4.3/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2016 (16) - SEAT Leon

2016 (16) - SEAT Leon27

Reduced

£8,195

Finance available £160 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 49.5K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

V12 Sports and Classics Worksop

01455388268 *

SEAT, Leon

2011 - SEAT Leon

2011 - SEAT Leon13

£2,945

Finance available £43 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 150.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

McNulty Motors Ltd

02887060061 *

SEAT, Leon

2020 (70) - SEAT Leon

2020 (70) - SEAT Leon27

£11,695

Finance available £238 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 62.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Eclipse Car Sales Limited

02392801829 *

4.6/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2019 (19) - SEAT Leon

2019 (19) - SEAT Leon22

Low Mileage

£20,750

Finance available £405 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 35.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Semi Auto
  • Hatchback

Revitupukcom

01244435089 *

3.8/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2020 - SEAT Leon

2020 - SEAT Leon12

Reduced

£15,498

  • 1.5L
  • 30.9K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Arnold Clark Vauxhall (West Calder)

01506551724 *

SEAT, Leon

2023 - SEAT Leon

2023 - SEAT Leon12

£21,998

  • 1L
  • 50.0

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Arnold Clark Seat/Skoda (Paisley)

01414135912 *

SEAT, Leon

2011 - SEAT Leon

2011 - SEAT Leon19

Low Mileage

£2,995

Finance available £44 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.2L
  • 98.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

DH Car Sales

01472868246 *

0/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2021 - SEAT Leon

2021 - SEAT Leon45

Low Mileage

£13,749

Finance available £268 pm

*Representative example

  • 1L
  • 12.6K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Carsa Cannock

01214681188 *

SEAT, Leon

2018 (18) - SEAT Leon

2018 (18) - SEAT Leon25

Low Mileage

£11,499

  • 1.4L
  • 31.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

HPL Motors Oldham

01618258921 *

SEAT, Leon

2019 - SEAT Leon

2019 - SEAT Leon38

£11,002

Finance available £223 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 56.4K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Stellantis &You Chelmsford

01245952656 *

4.6/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2019 (19) - SEAT Leon

2019 (19) - SEAT Leon13

£4,999

Finance available £89 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 132.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Estate

CVS (NW) LTD

01254375402 *

5/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2019 (69) - SEAT Leon

2019 (69) - SEAT Leon50

Reduced

£6,995

Finance available £133 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 114.1K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Estate

Advantage Vehicles Limited

01270868995 *

4.1/5 Stars

SEAT, Leon

2014 - SEAT Leon

2014 - SEAT Leon23

£4,000

Finance available £67 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 122.2K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Estate

Vortex Cars Limited

01617680837 *

SEAT, Leon

2018 - SEAT Leon

2018 - SEAT Leon31

£9,138

  • 2L
  • 68.4K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Coupe

Marshall Honda Blackburn

01254641402 *

SEAT, Leon

2020 (20) - SEAT Leon

2020 (20) - SEAT Leon20

Low Mileage

£12,000

Finance available £234 pm

*Representative example

  • 1L
  • 29.7K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Delivered By Heycar

*

4.5/5 Stars

SEAT Leon snapshot review

Pros

  • Strong engine choice
  • Good value
  • Lots of standard equipment

Cons

  • Compromised rear visibility
  • Rivals are more practical
  • Outdated interior design

SEAT Leon by type

Automatic
Manual
Diesel
Petrol
Petrol EV & Hybrid
5 Door

Used SEAT Leon information

Engines and transmissions

Over the years, a large number of variations have been available for the Leon. Diesel, petrol and hybrid engines have been paired with either a manual or an automatic transmission, and front or all-wheel drive.

Petrol
  • 1.0 TSI outputs 108bhp, earning an efficiency rating of 51.2mpg.
  • 1.5 TSI outputs 128bhp with efficiency of 48.8mpg.
  • Older 2.0-litre 187bhp turbocharged model features a 0-60mph time of 7.0 seconds.
  • 1.4 eHybrid creates 201bhp and has a maximum electric-only driving range of up to 40 miles.
  • Cupra variant uses a 295bhp 2.0-litre to hit 60mph in 5.5 seconds.
Diesel
  • 2.0-litre TDI 150 is efficient with a rating of 64mpg and outputs 147bhp.
  • Older 148bhp 2.0-litre earns 62mpg.

Practicality

The newer Leon models are more practical than ever, thanks to an increase in size, and you'll find improved technology features in the modern generations.

Interior space
  • Adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel.
  • Three adults can fit comfortably in the rear seat.
  • Two outer rear seats fitted with ISOFIX points for child car seats.
Boot space
  • 380-litre boot is adequate for the class.
  • 60:40 split rear seats open up 1,870 litres of boot space.
  • Tie-down points allow for more utility when carrying cargo.
Bodystyles
  • Five-door hatchback remains the most popular option.
  • Estate variant provides slightly more interior room.
  • Three-door hatchback isn't part of the latest generation.

Safety

  • Received perfect five stars from Euro NCAP in 2020.
  • 92% rating for adult occupant and 88% for child occupant.
  • All of the newer models include six airbags, automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.

Technology

  • Available digital cockpit modernises the interior.
  • 8.25- and 10.0-inch colour touchscreens available for high-tech infotainment system.
  • Available wireless charging pad reduces the need for cables.

SEAT Leon generations

SEAT first introduced the Leon in 2000 as a mix between a hatchback and a coupé. It was the first vehicle to come out of the partnership created with Volkswagen, built on the fourth-generation Golf. With the Leon now in its fourth generation, there have been several styling upgrades and many features added to make it competitive in today's market.

Fourth Generation (2020 to Present)

Based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia, the Mk IV Leon arrived with bolder exterior styling. It had an angular front end with a distinctive pattern on the grille with grey satin surrounding it. This was topped with LED headlights and triangle-shaped daytime running lights. The sloped roofline and raked-forward tailgate accented the roof spoiler, while fake exhausts added to the sporty look.

Inside the cabin, SEAT used many of the same tech features as the Golf, including the touchscreen multimedia display. The powertrain lineup was also revised, ensuring that it was as powerful and efficient as possible.

Fourth Generation (2020 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
1 - 2
MPG:
Acceleration:
7.2 - 11.3 seconds
Boot space:
270 - 620 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.4 eHybrid FR 5dr DSG

  • Cheapest

    1.0 TSI EVO SE 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI EVO FR 5dr DSG

Third Generation (2013 to 2020)

With a new designer in charge of the Leon, the third generation included angular headlights with claw-like LED daytime running lights. A second grille was added to mirror the one above it, while sculptured doors gave the vehicle a more dynamic appeal.

For the interior, SEAT offered plastic trim to keep the price down or optional Alcantara and leather upholsteries for more luxury. An analogue instrument cluster featured two dials combined with a TFT display.

Third Generation (2013 to 2020)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1 - 2
MPG:
38 - 85
Acceleration:
4.9 - 11.1 seconds
Boot space:
380 - 587 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology 5dr

  • Cheapest

    1.2 TSI S 3dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI Cupra 300 5dr DSG 4Drive

Second Generation (2005 to 2012)

The Leon lineup was updated to meet Euro 4 standards, but it also included some unique styling. Sharp angles and arched lines made up the body, while the grille was smaller than before. Some models had fog lamps, and the rear door handles were hidden within the C-pillar, so the vehicle looked like a coupé but was as practical as ever.

In 2010, an update was released with some new engine options. In total, there were 19 variants with a total of nine powertrains, many of which were sold with unique customisation options. Also, a larger rear window was added to enhance driver visibility.

Second Generation (2005 to 2012)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.2 - 2
MPG:
33 - 74
Acceleration:
6.2 - 14.1 seconds
Boot space:
341 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
stars
  • Greenest

    1.2 TSI S 5dr [6 speed]

  • Cheapest

    1.6 Essence 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI Cupra R [265] 5dr

Used SEAT Leon information

Used SEAT Leon FAQ's

Which is the most popular engine in the SEAT Leon?

The 1.0 TSI seems to be among the most popular, probably because it's also the cheapest. While it has the lowest output of any engine, there's plenty of power for everyday driving in the city or on the motorway.

Which are the most popular trim levels?

Currently, SEAT offers the Leon in four trims: SE, SE Dynamic, FR and FR Sport. The FR trims have been popular due to their unique sporty styling and upgraded tech features. The newest lineup includes wireless phone charging, the larger colour touchscreen with navigation, and three-zone climate control for complete comfort.

What optional extras should I look out for?

The Leon has been available with so many different engines, wheel designs and colours that it's difficult to find two that are exactly the same. With so much customisation, you should be able to find what you want in the used market. However, we recommend looking for enhanced safety features for more protection and a leather interior for that little bit of extra luxury.

Is the SEAT Leon a good family car?

Yes, there's enough room for five adults to fit comfortably, with even the middle back seat relatively comfortable for short journeys. While there is slightly less boot space than some competitors, SEAT has prioritised rear legroom.

Is there a hybrid version of the SEAT Leon?

SEAT did release the 1.4 plug-in hybrid powertrain, which creates 201bhp. On a single charge, it provides a maximum electric-only driving range of up to 40 miles, which allows for short daily commutes without using any petrol, before switching to petrol/electric hybrid power.

Is the SEAT Leon available as an automatic?

Yes, there have been both manual and automatic gearboxes supplied with the SEAT Leon. However, more manual Leon models have been made than automatic.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

SEAT did provide four-wheel drive with the Cupra-branded lineup. The general Leon models only come with front-wheel drive though. It can be difficult to find a Leon with all-wheel drive, and it will require more searching in the used market.

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