Five reasons why the Seat Ateca is an ideal family car

Five reasons why the Seat Ateca is an ideal family car

The Ateca is stylish and great to drive, but also has a fantastic practical streak to it...

Among the increasingly popular small SUV segment, the Seat Ateca is a great choice for families who are looking for an affordable, well-equipped, and spacious car. 

If you’re looking for a practical five-seat family car, here’s why the Seat Ateca could be the perfect choice. 

1. It has a very large boot

In front-wheel-drive models, the boot capacity is 510 litres which is larger than one of its biggest rivals - the Nissan Qashqai. The rear seats also split 60:40 to aid the car’s flexibility. Elsewhere, there is a hidden boot floor and levers to fold the rear seats, which leaves you with a boot capacity of 1,604 litres which is more than many of its rivals. 

2. It’s a good tow car

(Credit - Tow Car Awards)

Every Seat Ateca can tow at least 1,500kg, with the 2.0-litre petrol model increasing the  towing capacity to 2,000kg. The Tow Car Awards gave the Ateca an impressive score of four out of five for towing ability, with the punchy 2.0-litre diesel model the most appealing because it can tow up to 2,100kg.

3. Top marks for safety

When Euro NCAP tested the Ateca in 2016, it was awarded the full five-star safety rating, scoring nine per cent for adult occupants, 84 per cent for child occupants, 71 per cent for pedestrians and 60 per cent for its safety assists. All versions of the Ateca come with front, side and curtain airbags as well as one for the driver’s knee.

4.There are plenty of accessories available

The Seat Ateca has plenty of accessories to make it your own. Currently available is the rear styling kit, adding two exhaust pipe finishers to give it a sportier look, a front styling kit adding a silver or black grill surround. A cargo management system is available, coming with rails and frames in the boot so you can separate and divide different items depending on size and weight as well as Ateca-specific child safety seats to keep your children as safe as possible. 

5. Plenty of space for rear passengers

Due to the Ateca having a square roofline, you get plenty of space for rear passengers. Headroom is plentiful and there is a lot of shoulder room which means three fully-grown adults can fit in the rear seats without fuss.

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