Our first taste of the Tarraco was behind the wheel of the 148bhp 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol with a six-speed manual, which is a known quantity. It delivered adequate performance in a car this size (0-62mph takes a claimed 9.7 seconds) and strong refinement at speed.Verdict
The SEAT Tarraco is shaping up to be a strong seven-seat SUV, offering just enough sportiness without compromising comfort. It blends this with more tech inside and practicality to push rivals in this sector. Pricing and efficiency will be key, but with SEAT’s sporty edge and sense of style, the signs are positive.
But despite the slightly sportier set-up, it’s not all that quick due to the sizeable body mass. While many drivers won’t need more pace, if you do, the 187bhp 2.0-litre TDI is a strong performer. The 0-62mph dash takes 8.0 seconds – 4DRIVE offers good traction and more off-road ability than many owners will ever require, as we sampled.
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