Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, though the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a great bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide variety of options, in order to pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Seat Ateca Spesification. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Seat Ateca Spesification is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the Seat Ateca Spesification with a four-cylinder engine or even a stronger V6, or you will get the miserly Seat Ateca Spesification Hybrid. On the highway, the Seat Ateca Spesification is comfortable and compliant. Seat Ateca Spesification also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Seat Ateca Spesification with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Seat Ateca Spesification offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to select from along the way.
The Seat Ateca Spesification can be as competent while they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Seat Ateca Spesification might just be the sedan for you.
The Seat Ateca Spesification is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Seat Ateca Spesification Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features found on the upper trim levels could be added to the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system along with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Seat Ateca Spesification stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Seat Ateca Spesification includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat need not be scooted all the way forward.