SEAT IBIZA

SEAT Ibiza

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How much does the SEAT Ibiza cost to run?

The 1.0L petrol is the most economical SEAT Ibiza to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Supermini segment, it’s the car that’s going to have the most negative impact on your monthly budget.

The SEAT Ibiza 1.0L petrol costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just over 61 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 208 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Hyundai I10 1.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 8, which is lower than the Citroen C3 1.0L petrol, but higher than the Ford Fiesta 1.0L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Ford KA+ has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L petrol1.6L petrol
mpg53.3 - 68.947.1 - 57.642.2 - 60.157.642.2 - 42.8
emissions94 - 120116 - 139109 - 154112148 - 160
tax£0.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £30.00£20.00 - £200.00£30.00£160.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 2 - 17Group 3 - 18Group 7 - 29Group 17Group 10 - 12

*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 Ibiza: How big is the boot?

You can take your pick of three body shapes with the SEAT Ibiza, ranging from the big boot in the estate to the smallest in the coupe.

The estate can take the most: 3 large bags. The hatchback and coupe can take 2 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Fabia estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 515 litres.

Is the SEAT Ibiza easy to park?

The SEAT Ibiza is very middle of the road - it fills just under three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Hyundai I10.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Ibiza is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4084m, giving you a relatively small 716mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Smart Forfour.

Which SEAT Ibiza has the best performance?

The fastest SEAT Ibiza from 0-60, is the 1.8L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 320 lbs/ft torque and 192 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Renault Clio 1.6L petrol, which will beat your SEAT Ibiza 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

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L petrol1.6L petrol
zeroTo629.3 - 14.89.1 - 15.96.9 - 12.47.9 - 8.110.1 - 10.5
torque95 - 200108 - 175132 - 250250153
bhp75 - 11560 - 11085 - 180150105

What size caravan or trailer, can the SEAT Ibiza 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 Ibiza 1.4L petrol which has 250 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1200kg comfortably.

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