SEAT Alhambra

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How much does the SEAT Alhambra cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical SEAT Alhambra to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The SEAT Alhambra 2.0L diesel costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does not far off 57 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Galaxy 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 19, which is lower than the Ford Galaxy 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Peugeot 5008 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot 5008 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
mpg41.5 - 56.5
emissions130 - 175
tax£125.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 13 - 27

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

SEAT Alhambra: How big is the boot?

The SEAT Alhambra has a below average boot space (267 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 5008 SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 952 litres.

Is the SEAT Alhambra easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just over three quarters of the space.

This car is actually 41mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which SEAT Alhambra has the best performance?

The fastest SEAT Alhambra from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 380 lbs/ft torque and 184 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Galaxy 2.0L petrol, which will beat your SEAT Alhambra to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
zeroTo628.9 - 12.6
torque280 - 380
bhp115 - 184

What size caravan or trailer, can the SEAT Alhambra tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the SEAT Alhambra 2.0L diesel which has 380 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2400kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.