Seat Tarraco variants
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Total cash price £22,999. Borrowing £18,399 with a £4,600 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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SEAT Tarraco buying guide

What SEAT Tarraco trim levels are there?

The SEAT Tarraco SE might be the entry-level trim, but you still get a huge amount of features including adaptive cruise control, a digital instrument display, alloy wheels, LED headlights, three-zone climate control and a host of active safety kit. To this, SE Technology adds bigger wheels, sat nav, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

FR and FR Sport add a sharp body kit, sports seats and slightly firmer suspension. FR comes with 19-inch wheels, parking assistance, keyless entry and a spoiler, while FR Sport swaps the wheels for 20-inch ones and adds leather upholstery, heated seats and lots of cameras.

SEAT’s top-spec trims are called Xperience and Xperience Lux (formerly Xcellence and Xcellence Lux), and have a more rugged look. Xperience broadly matches the FR’s equipment list (but adds a reversing camera and an electric tailgate), while Xperience Lux boasts a similar spread of kit to FR Sport.

SEAT Tarraco interior and technology

The SEAT Tarraco has a pretty conventional interior, with a ‘floating’ touchscreen sitting above the air vents and a bank of physical dials for climate control. SEAT has used these buttons and this infotainment system for a while, but everything is easy to use and still looks reasonably modern. The climate controls are a doddle to use while driving.

Thanks to SEAT’s VW Group backing, the Tarraco’s interior quality is up there with Volkswagen. You get decent materials, all screwed together well, and a mostly quiet driving experience.

SEAT Tarraco engine range explained

(Most popular) SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TDI 150 diesel

Diesel is hardly fashionable these days but, for a family hauler that’ll be full of stuff, it’s still a good pick. The 150hp 2.0-litre TDI diesel offers the promise of 50mpg – giving you a lot of miles per tank – and 0-62mph acceleration in around 10 seconds. That’s more than decent enough for a car like this. This engine is paired to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed ‘DSG’ automatic gearbox.

SEAT Tarraco 1.5 EcoTSI petrol

SEAT’s 1.5-litre petrol engine has been used in the Ibiza and Arona, but it’s still punchy enough for the Tarraco. Its power and acceleration figures match the diesel engine above, and the petrol engine can still return 40mpg. If you don’t do a huge number of miles per year or find that it’s cheaper to run a petrol engine, this engine is the one to pick.

SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TSI petrol

If fuel economy is of a lesser concern, check out a Tarraco with a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine. There are versions with 190hp and 245hp – the latter being the same engine as the VW Golf GTI hot hatch – offering brisk acceleration and around 30-35mpg. Both versions of this engine come with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.

SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TDI 200 diesel

Like the 2.0-litre petrol, the range-topping 200hp diesel comes with four-wheel drive and an auto ‘box. This engine, capable of 42mpg, will be good if you’re going to be towing regularly or if you live somewhere really rural, but otherwise you’ll be better off with the 150 TDI.

SEAT Tarraco FAQs

The SEAT Tarraco hit the road in early 2019, slotting into the Spanish brand’s range above the Ateca and Arona SUVs. It ushered in a new design language for SEAT and its sporty Cupra offshoot, with angular headlights and a wide grille. From the side, there’s a clear resemblance to the other Volkswagen Group seven-seat SUVs, while around the back the full-width LED light bar gives the car a really impressive night-time light signature.

All Tarracos have seven seats. The rearmost seats aren’t quite as spacious as the ones in the older SEAT Alhambra MPV, but they’re well suited to children. Adults will be fine on short journeys.

Measuring 4.7 metres long, the Tarraco should fit into a normal parking space with room to open the boot. It’s also 2.1 metres wide, so it’s quite a large car, but the upside of that is that there’s plenty of space inside. Rear parking sensors come as standard, so reversing shouldn’t feel like rocket science.

If you’re sat in the first or second rows, you’ll have plenty of space for your head, shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes!). Judge the Tarraco as a spacious five-seater with two extra seats for occasional use and you’ll be quite impressed.

Use it like this, with the rearmost seats folded, and you’ll get a massive 760-litre boot to try to fill. The boot is over a metre deep and the opening is a metre wide, so awkward and bulky items are no problem at all.

All Tarracos have either a petrol or diesel engine. Most give a sensible mix of performance and economy. There’s a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes, and four-wheel drive is available on the more powerful engines.

That depends how far up the Tarraco ladder you climb. Cheaper cars are front-wheel drive, but high-spec cars with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines do come with four-wheel drive. See our used SEAT Tarraco 4x4s here.

Yes, all petrol and diesel Tarracos come with seven seats as standard. Note that a plug-in hybrid Tarraco has five seats.

The sheer number of the Tarraco's parts that are shared between VW, SEAT, Skoda and Audi means that the big SEAT should be reliable – you shouldn't encounter any problems in a nearly new car. If you want to top up SEAT's three-year warranty, buy an extended warranty from Motorpoint.