SEAT Leon Estate wins Best Medium Family Car

  • SEAT Leon Estate wins ‘Best Medium Family Car’ at Parkers New Car Awards 2021
  • Praised for ample passenger space, competitive finance deals and high levels of kit
  • Award follows on from success at the What Car? and Caravan & Motorhome Club Car of the Year awards

SEAT has added to its trophy cabinet by securing the ‘Best Medium Family Car’ award for the Leon Estate at the Parkers New Car Awards 2021.

The Leon Estate has this year already collected What Car?’s ‘Family Car of the Year’ accolade as well as Caravan & Motorhome Club’s Tow Car of the Year (17 September).

The vehicle combines a confident, elegant and sporty exterior design with the practicalities of capacious storage and boot capacity (620 litres) that is essential for famillies and holidaymakers.

“In a world becoming increasingly overrun by SUVs, it’s easy to assume that they make the best family cars. That’s not always the case – and while excellent estate cars like the SEAT Leon remain on sale, the answer has to be ‘no’,” commented Keith Adams, Editor at Parkers.

“For one, although it’s sleek and good looking, the Leon Estate’s luggage area is enormous and usable, while there’s ample passenger space for five. Add in some excellent finance deals, high levels of standard kit and sporty handling, and you’re left with a winning formula.”

The SEAT Leon line-up offers consumers one of the broadest range of choices on the market, two bodystyles (hatch and estate), four engine variants (petrol, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and diesel), ranging from 110PS to 204PS, as well as six fully-loaded trims (SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux) and an extensive range of ten colours means there’s a Leon for everyone, no matter their needs.

The Leon Estate range starts from £22,050 for the SE 1.0 TSI Evo 110PS model, rising to £37,605 for the Xcellence Lux 1.4 e-HYBRID 204PS variant.

Richard Harrison, Managing Director of SEAT UK, said: “The SEAT Leon Estate is the prime example of how an SUV is not necessarily the only option for families looking for a spacious interior,and storage capacity. Within a highly competitive market, it is fantastic to see the Leon Estate take the top spot, proving that there is no need to sacrifice the sporty and dynamic driving experience of the Leon for the practicalities of a family car.”