Ateca wins best small SUV in What Car?

2019 Used Car of the Year awards

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​The Ateca – our first SUV – has won the best small SUV category at the What Car? Used Car of the Year awards.

The judges praised how family-friendly the Ateca is, with “its big boot, wide-opening doors and smart, well-equipped interior”. The panel also noted the wide range of engines available with this model, stating owners get “punchy performance and impressive fuel efficiency” no matter which one they pick.

The Ateca beat competition from the Renault Captur to claim top spot in the category.

The judges of What Car? stated "the Ateca is an excellent small SUV. It has a range of efficient, refined engines, excellent road manners and offers plenty of practicality for a reasonable price. If you need to get into a car like this, the Ateca deserves to be at the top of your shopping list. If you need an SUV that’s enjoyable to drive, nothing in the class comes close to matching it.​"

In the latest What Car? Reliability survey the SEAT Ateca scored a magnificent 98%, with SEAT as a brand finishing 10th place out of 32 car brands.