The supermini market remains as popular as ever, with no shortage of options for buyers to choose from.
Though the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa might sit at the top of the sales charts, these aren’t the only models you should look at if you’re on the lookout for a new small car. No, another option that should certainly be on your shopping list is the Seat Ibiza.
Here are five reasons why you should consider it…
It’s surprisingly roomy
Though you might not consider a small car to ever be very spacious or practical inside, the Seat Ibiza proves this doesn’t have to be the case. So, despite this Spanish supermini’s compact dimensions, it actually offers similar roominess inside to many cars from the class above.
Its 355-litre boot is one of the largest of any supermini, while a longer wheelbase means there’s plenty of rear seat space even for adults. If you’re looking to downsize but without compromising on interior space, the Ibiza is a great option.
Efficient petrol engines
With a range of naturally-aspirated and turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engines for buyers to choose from, the Ibiza will certainly be cheap on the pocket.
In fact, Seat claims all versions will return around 50mpg with CO2 emissions close to 120g/km. The most efficient version is the 94bhp 1.0-litre TSI engine, though, which can achieve 54.3mpg and 117g/km of CO2.
Good to drive
Seat has always prided itself on being one of the Volkswagen Group’s more sportier-angled brands, and the Ibiza continues to do that today. Even though it’s not available with a performance version as such, standard cars feel light, nimble and agile, making it rather fun to drive down twistier roads.
That said, it’s still an accomplished all-rounder, with impressive levels of comfort and refinement for such a compact car making the Ibiza a rather good companion on longer motorway drives, too.
Stylish design, even more so in FR trim
That sportier appeal also runs down to the Ibiza’s styling, too, which remains one of the more appealing superminis in this respect, even next to more modern rivals.
You don’t have to choose a high-end version for this sporty look, either, with even entry-level models featuring the Ibiza’s sharp and angular design, alloy wheels and metallic paint as standard.
The FR version is the most stylish, though, with this getting larger 17-inch alloy wheels, a sportier bodykit, LED headlights and rear lights, and tinted rear windows to name but a few features.
Loads of high-end equipment available
Though the Ibiza might be Seat’s most affordable model, it’s certainly not lacking on the equipment front, with even entry-level models featuring a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, electric mirrors and Seat Connect that enables remote access to the car using your smartphone.
High-spec versions come absolutely brimmed with kit, though, with Xcellence Lux versions coming with a digital dial system, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry – all features you’d expect from a much larger car.Enquire on a new Seat Ibiza