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SEAT IBIZA HATCHBACK

1.0 TSI 110 Xcellence 5dr

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 124.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Manual
Top Speed
Top Speed 121mph

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SEAT IBIZA 1.0 TSI 110 Xcellence 5dr

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    7
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    7
  • Styling
    7
  • Build
    8
  • Value
    8
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    8
  • Depreciation
    7
  • Insurance
    7

Can driving SEAT's Ibiza supermini bring a taste of sunny Spain to suburban England? June Neary gets behind the wheel.

Will It Suit Me?

'Oh, we're going to Ibiza' or so the song says. Well, I think I'm a bit long in the tooth to spend my holiday clubbing, so I opted for a test drive in SEAT's fifth generation Ibiza instead. This sunny supermini is said to reflect the party spirit of its namesake - though you have to take a long hard look at the Ibiza in the metal to be convinced of the fact. Having said that, this is as much a compact family car as it is a supermini, so I think it's a model that will suit buyers of any age. After all, you're never too old, or too young, to have fun.

Practicalities

The latest Ibiza incorporates a huge number of improvements. I won't list them all, but naturally, the visual tweaks are the most prominent. The car now comes only in a five-door bodystyle and has evolved into a very good looking small car indeed, thanks to an almost obsessive attention to proportion and detail from the Spanish designers. Inside, SEAT says that all the controls and instruments have been set as high as possible, though that directive appears to have been ignored in terms of the lowly siting of the ventilation dials in front of the gearstick. In the back, the benefits of this MK5 model's extra body width and longer wheelbase are immediately obvious. It's certainly impressive that a car measuring in at only a fraction over 4-metres in length can allow a six-foot adult to sit comfortably behind a driver or front seat passenger of similar stature. I had no problem in fitting baby buggies and a huge weekly shop in the boot either. Press in the large SEAT logo that doubles as a boot release and the rear hatch opens to reveal 355-litres of luggage space, 63-litres more than the previous generation model could offer. If you need more room, then of course you can as usual push forward the rear bench. It'll be split-folding provided you've avoided entry-level trim, but it doesn't fall quite flat. Once retracted, up to 823-litres of space is revealed.

Behind the Wheel

On the move, this is still a fun steer, helped by changes to the engine range which have given the line-up a little more fizz. I can't really see why you'd choose either of the powerplants carried over from the previous generation Ibiza line-up, a 1.6-litre TDI diesel and a rather wheezy normally aspirated entry-level 1.0-litre MPI petrol unit. But the 1.0 TSI turbo petrol variant I tried - the one the vast majority of buyers will choose - is very good indeed. This three cylinder powerplant is primarily offered in 95PS guise, but there's also a 115PS variant if you want the option of DSG auto transmission. The pokiest option in the line-up is a 150PS four cylinder 1.5 TSI EVO unit which features cylinder deactivation technology. One of the first things I noticed was this model's 'big car' feel, something particularly evident in its rigid, rattle-free roadgoing demeanour. In part, this comes courtesy of the 30% improvement in torsional stiffness made possible by this MK5 model's more sophisticated MQB A0 chassis. That in turn means flat cornering and benefits ride quality that's probably un-bettered in this class.

Value For Money

SEAT claims that Ibiza customers are, on average, around ten years younger than those for models from rival brands, so it's important that this car remains affordable - or at least relatively affordable. The actual figures are in fact pretty typical by class standards, asking prices ranging from around £13,000 to around £19,000. In terms of bodystyle choice, SEAT has both given - and taken away. For sure, the availability of the Ibiza-based Arona compact SUV will certainly increase the Spanish brand's sales presence in the small car segment, but if you're looking specifically at an Ibiza, there's much less bodystyle choice than there was before. The three-door and estate variants you got in the previous range have been dropped this time round, leaving just this single five-door option, though that's the one most potential customers will want. SEAT is offering a couple of 1.6-litre TDI diesel models for the dwindling number of supermini buyers wanting to fuel from the black pump, but these will be ignored by most likely buyers, people who'll almost certainly end up with three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol power, that being the engine configuration dominating the model line-up. Assuming that's what you want, it's worth pointing out that there's quite a gap in technology between the entry-level 75bhp MPI unit and the 95bhp TSI powerplant I tried - enough, I'd say, to justify the pokier and more efficient TSI's £600 price premium.

Could I Live With One?

SEAT has certainly put a lot of effort into making its latest Ibiza a supermini class leader. Although my lifestyle would probably force me to choose something a little larger, this is my kind of car and given half a chance, I could definitely live with this smartly styled SEAT.

Driver Convenience

  • 'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzer
  • 9.2" touchscreen navigation system with type C USB socket, Voice control and DAB/AM/FM radio
  • Auto start and stop system
  • Bluetooth audio streaming with handsfree system
  • Digital clock
  • E-call
  • Full link smartphone integration with mirror link, wireless apple carplay, Google android auto + USB Type C cable for apple and android devices
  • Lane assist
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Power Steering
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Seat connect with safety, serivice, remote and online
  • SEAT logo boot release
  • Speed limiter
  • Trip computer

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Comfort suspension

Entertainment

  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Radio/MP3 player
  • SD card slot
  • Steering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

  • Anti theft roof antenna
  • Atom grey door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome window surround and upper grille surround
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric headlight adjustment
  • Electric rear windows
  • Front/rear fog lights
  • FULL LED automatic headlights with dynamic headlight range control, coming and leaving home, LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Third brake light

Interior Features

  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Chrome detailing and black headlining
  • Comfort seats
  • Dual zone climate control with combination filter
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front courtesy lights
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front reading lights
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable front and rear headrests (five)
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Illuminated air vent surrounds
  • Illuminated boot
  • Instrument lighting with brightness control
  • Isofix
  • Leather multifunction flat bottomed sports steering wheel
  • Microsuede cloth upholstery
  • Passenger sunvisor
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Storage pockets on back of front seats
  • Sunvisors with mirror and driver side card holder

Passive Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seats
  • ABS
  • Active front headrests
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Electronic stability control
  • Energy recovery system
  • Front assist forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking
  • Front driver and passenger side airbags with curtain airbag and front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Hill hold control
  • Multi-Collision braking
  • Seat belt reminder for front and rear seats
  • Tiredness recognition system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • KESSY Keyless entry and go
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Perimeter alarm and interior monitoring with backup horn and tow away protection
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks

Wheels

  • 17" Dynamic machined alloy wheels in Nuclear grey

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.051
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    132
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    129
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    108
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    155
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    120

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Compression Ratio
    11.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    76.4
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    53.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    110
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TSI 110
  • Coin Series
    Xcellence
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    12E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.3
  • Engine Power - BHP
    110
  • Engine Power - KW
    81
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    147.5
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2000
  • Top Speed
    121

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    DYNAMIC
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1447
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4059
  • Wheelbase
    2564
  • Width
    1780

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1670
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    355
  • Max. Loading Weight
    576
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    580
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1094
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.6

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