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Why Lease The Leon Estate?

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Cupra Leon Estate Review 2023

The Cupra Leon Estate is a fun and practical family estate. With its eye-catching design, excellent interior space, and good performance, the Leon Estate is sure to keep all the family happy. 

Rivals to the Leon Estate include the Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia, Renault Megane, and Ford Focus. 

Our Cupra Leon Estate review covers:

Cupra Leon Estate Key Features

  • Sporty exterior styling 
  • Comfortable and spacious interior 
  • 620-litre boot
  • Petrol, mild-hybrid, and mild-hybrid engines available 
  • Four trim levels 

Cupra Leon Estate Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Versatile 
  • Looks great 
  • Comfortable cabin 

Cons:

  • Fiddly infotainment system 
  • Limited fuel efficiency 
  • More expensive than the Seat Leon Estate 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

Cupra was formed as a development of Seat Sport, so as you'd expect, the Cupra Leon Estate looks like a sportier version of the Seat Leon. It has 18-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressive body kit, and a lowered suspension. 

Climb inside the Leon Estate, and you get a spacious and comfortable interior. There's loads of head and legroom for a pair of passengers in the front, while three adults can fit in the rear, albeit with their shoulders rubbing. It's more spacious than both the Ford Focus Estate and Volkswagen Golf Estate

Cupra Leon Estate exterior

Boot space comes in at 620 litres, which is more than the Golf Estate but slightly less than the Octavia Estate. The rear seats are split 60/40 to accommodate larger items; however, there is quite a big load to contend with. 

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Leon Estate is more than adequate. The dashboard features a range of soft-touch and squidgy plastics that are nice to touch, and everything you need is within arm's length. 

The Leon Estate comes with a 12-inch infotainment system as standard with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, smartphone mirroring, and sat-nav. The screen is clear and sharp, but the system can take a while to get used to. 

Four trim levels are available for the Leon Estate: V1, V1 Design Edition, VZ2 Design Edition, and VZ3 Design Edition. 

V1 has 18-inch black and silver alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, LED lights, roof rails, ambient interior lighting, cloth upholstery, a leather steering wheel, sports seats, a digital cockpit, park assist, a rear-view camera, cruise control, and Cupra drive profile selection. 

V1 Design Edition has black and copper alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and a design pack with Cupra side skirts and a black roof spoiler. 

VZ2 Design Edition has 19-inch black and copper alloy wheels, multi-coloured ambient lighting, sports bucket seats, and a dynamic and comfort pack. 

VZ3 Design Edition adds matrix LED headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, a supersports heated steering wheel, and a safety and driving pack that includes high-beam assist, side assist, exit assist, emergency assist, and lane change assist. 

Power and Performance

Two petrols, a mild-hybrid petrol and a plug-in hybrid, make up the engine range for the Leon Estate. You can choose between an automatic and manual gearbox and get front or rear-wheel drive. 

The entry-level petrol is a 1.5-litre unit that returns 150bhp and shoots from 0-60mph in around nine seconds. It comes with either a manual or automatic transmission and has front-wheel drive. If you're a casual driver, the entry-level unit is more than good enough. A mild-hybrid is also available, adding a 48V battery to help boost efficiency. 

The mid-range choice is the 1.4-litre e-Hyrbid, which has 245bhp and shoots from 0-62mph in seven seconds. The main benefit is fuel economy, returning around 200mpg and having an all-electric range of  35 miles. 

The range-topper is the 2.0-litre petrol TSI that has 310bhp and does 0-60mph in under five seconds. It has four-wheel drive as standard and is one of the fastest engines on the market for its relatively affordable price. 

Cupra Leon Estate interior

With a finely tuned chassis, interactive and responsive steering, and a sophisticated adaptive suspension system, the Leon Estate is a great estate car to drive. 

In urban environments, the Leon Estate can effortlessly manoeuvre through city streets and deal with potholes and bumps in the road. Increase up to motorway speeds and the Leon Estate is powerful and composed. All engines are good enough to overtake, and the cabin remains quiet with little road and wind noise. 

On a twisty road, the Leon Estate is fantastic. Its precise steering and athletic chassis allow for spirited handling, meaning you can confidently corner at speed. Go for the range-topping engine with four-wheel drive, and you're in for quite an experience. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Cupra Leon Estate start from £32,340.00 OTR* or to lease from £278.59 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Cupra Leon Estate? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.  

Customer Reviews

Cupra Leon Estate
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4.4 out of 5

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4.4 out of 5
Andrew Cupra Leon Estate 2.0 TSI VZ2 DSG 4Drive

It is the best car I have owned. A bit expensive to run day to say and has more power than I need but it really is a good car. The only downside is the infotainment system which is pretty awful which Is why I have given it a 4 overall. If that was better it would easily be a 5.

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