Today's car review.. the Seat Toledo
For our car review today, we are going to take a special look at the Toledo family vehicle produced by Spanish manufacturer Seat. The Toledo has been a consecutive selling hatchback vehicle for the brand since 1991 when the very first generation model was produced. The vehicle is currently enjoying its fourth lifecycle on our roads after it was brought into play three years ago. Although not the finest in its class, the Toledo is a decent running car that could very well be worth spending your money on. Seat primarily focus a lot of attention on the Ibiza and Leon ranges but that has not stopped them from put decent work into the Toledo. The latest model to launch on the road is offered with some great gadgets as far as equipment is concerned and there is also a good strong choice available when it comes to the engine range. The likes of the Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Up can be seen as two of the biggest challengers in the way of the Toledo but how does the Toledo compare to these rivals and what kind of features and gadgets does it pack to take on these contenders?.
The specifications of the Seat Toledo
So first up we are going to take a look at the engine range to come along with the car. There are multiple choices up for grabs with this particular Seat range and these include both diesel and petrol engines. Five petrol engines are up for grabs carrying four 1.2 litre units and one 1.4. All carry manual transmissions but the 1.4 carries a DSG automatic. Two diesels are also up for grabs carrying 1.6 litres each. There are three trim levels available for the car which include the entry level S, the mid range SE and the range topping I-Tech model. Depending on the trim level you choose there is some good ranges of kit up for grabs. Entry level models however get some good standards of technology which include both front and back LED lighting. Bluetooth, USB connectivity and electric windows are all standard pieces of kit.
Mid range SE models throw in a little more as far as kit is concerned which includes a DAB digital radio,climate control and cruise control. Optional extras can however be purchased which include a satellite navigation system. The I Tech is the last on the board with a new touchscreen system and all new headlight designs.
What price range does the Toledo come in at?
So firstly if we look into our entry level model, we see that the S model begins with prices of £12,495. However if you want to focus more on the range topping model, then purchase prices of £17,840 come in for the I Tech range. Optional extras will of course add more cost to the trim level of choice.