The SEAT Alhambra is one of the best MPV’s available on the market. The prices are lower than rivals whilst being wonderfully practical and offering a fantastic drive. The car has been so successful that it managed to secure the WhatCar? MPV of the year. We take a look as to why the car has been so successful.

Safety

Being a family vehicle you would expect the Alhambra to be essentially very safe. The car does not let you down in that respect. As standard upon all variants, there is a tyre pressure monitoring system, a total of seven airbags and stability control. The airbags include a driver’s knee air bag.

SEAT took the safety of the vehicle very seriously as it showed at the Euro NCAP tests which resulted in the car achieving a 5 star rating. From a security perspective the car contains deadlocks and an alarm on all versions.

Practicality

Amazingly the vehicle can fit seven adults. When all seats are erect the space within the boot is still pretty generous. The five back seats are able to be folded down to give a larger amount of room. The sliding doors are a wonderful feature helping in certain tricky situations.

Equipment

The amount of equipment within the SEAT Alhambra is quite generous even at the lowest end of the scale. The S trim comes with alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity ability, rear parking sensors and three zone climate control. The highest specification version, the SE Lux comes with electrically powered sliding doors.

The drive

The SEAT Alhambra is quite agile despite being a fairly large vehicle. The steering is wonderfully weighted and the handling overall is pretty good.

Running costs

The cost of running the car is not too expensive offering more value than most rivals. The car can also hold on to it’s value pretty well too.

SEAT Alhambra variants

  • MPV 1.4 TSI 150 S 5dr – £23,525
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 115 S Ecomotive 5dr – £24,015
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S 5dr – £24,780
  • MPV 1.4 TSI 150 SE 5dr – £25,350
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 140 S Auto 5dr – £26,050
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE 5dr – £26,605
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 170 SE 5dr – £27,875
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE Lux 5dr – £30,045
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 140 SE Lux Auto 5dr – £31,315
  • MPV 2.0 TDI 170 SE Lux 5dr – £31,315