2019 Seat Tarraco review - verdict
Seat's first seven-seat SUV includes plenty of clever tech and some pleasant engines, but is it a better buy than its rivals?...
Thanks to its generous standard equipment, it was inevitable that the starting price of the Tarraco was going to be higher than that of the Kodiaq and 5008. However, at £28,320, it’s still lower than you'd have to pay for a poorer-equipped Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, and that car doesn’t feel significantly nicer inside.
The other point is that even though the 1.5 TSI Evo SE is the cheapest Tarraco variant, it's the best value, due to its refined engine, generous spec, comfortable ride and tidy handling.
On the whole, the Kodiaq is still better value for money, and the greater practicality of the 5008 means that remains our favourite large SUV. But if you don’t use all seven seats that often and want something that’s pleasant to drive and well equipped, the Tarraco is well worth a look.
Rated 4 out of 5
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2018 Seat Tarraco 1.5 TSI Evo SE specification
Price £28,320 Engine 4cyl, 1498cc, turbo, petrol Power 148bhp at 5000-6000rpm Torque 184lb ft at 1500-3500rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.7sec Top speed 125mph Economy 38.7mpg (WLTP) CO2, tax band 165g/km, 34%