Seat Ibiza Car Reviews

The Seat Ibiza is a small/medium family car which is considered as the most popular model SEAT has on offer, and is SEAT’s best-seller. It is available as either a three of five door hatchback, there are also saloon, coupe and estate versions available but go by the title of Cordoba rather than Ibiza.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4.5/5
Popular
Performance
Reasonably priced
Rear space
Refinement
Cabin feels a little cheap

Latest Seat Ibiza Car Reviews:

Seat Ibiza SC E 1.2 12v 3dr - March 2012
The Seat Ibiza SC E is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a practical but inexpensive small family car. Affordable, a good performer and spacious enough for four plus luggage, it offers goo...
Seat Ibiza SC S Copa 1.2 12v 3dr - March 2012
The Seat Ibiza SC S Copa 1.2 12v 3dr comes in the shape of a competent supermini. Although it offers a smart exterior, the Seat Ibiza SC S Copa 1.2 12v 3dr doesn’t however quite live up to those sm...
Seat Ibiza SC S Copa 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 3dr - March 2012
The Seat Ibiza SC S Copa 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 3dr is an environmental champion and emits under 100g/km, so there is no road tax to pay. The performance is nothing special though and the efficie...
Seat Ibiza SC Sportrider 1.4 16v 3dr - February 2012
The Seat Ibiza is a small hatchback that is designed for those who are looking for practicality and reliability in a cheap package, and with the Sportrider package it is a toe in the water of the h...
Seat Ibiza SC Sportrider 1.2 TSI DSG 3dr - March 2012
The Seat Ibiza SC Sportrider 1.2 TSI DSG 3dr offers an affordable and economical vehicle with a sporty appearance. However, the appearance is misleading and the Ibiza SC is quite slow and the p...

Seat Ibiza Overview

The current Ibiza comes with a selection of engines ranging from a 1.2 litre to a 2.0 litre which offer a fuel economy range of 42.0 mpg to 81.0 mpg. Obvious changes have been made to the Ibiza’s exterior. A new front bumper is fitted to all models, as are twin headlights for a sportier appearance. A modified rear bumper features a mock diffuser for a sportier race car touch. The smallest wheel available is now 15 inches, one size larger than before.

It is a very popular car and is often regarded as one of the very best in its class, it is no surprise then, that it is SEAT’s best seller.

Background

The SEAT Ibiza was originally introduced in 1984 and was SEAT’s first project as an independent company.

The first generation model ran from 1984 to 1993 and was based on the SEAT Ronda with help from Porsche to develop their gearbox and powertrain. The first generation Ibiza sold well over a million units before it was replaced by the SEAT Ibiza Mk2 in 1993.

The second generation Ibiza was produced until 2002 and was based on the Volkswagen Group A03 platform. It had a small facelift in 1996 which saw the arrival of some new trim levels as well as some changes made to the general aesthetics of the car. There was also a facelift in 1999.

The third generation Ibiza arrived in 2002 and was designed with sport and performance in mind. It is bigger than its predecessors and boasts some pretty aggressive styling. It won the WhatCar? Magazine Car of the Year title in 2003 before it underwent a facelift in 2006.

The fourth generation SEAT Ibiza was introduced in 2008 based on the Volkswagen Group PQ25 platform. Equipment levels have been improved and enhancements have been made to the car’s exterior design as well. The Ibiza now boasts improved style and performance.

Summary

It is a practical, well built and fun to drive car. The Ibiza offers good value for money. The car’s ability keeps it competitive in the small car sector.

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