Cupra Formentor SUV - Reliability & safety
Lots of shared parts should mean the Cupra Formentor is reliable
The Volkswagen Group isn’t scared to share parts between its brands, and the Cupra Formentor has plenty of components carried over from other cars, meaning everything is tried-and-tested. The Formentor is also fitted with lots of safety features, helping it to score highly in Euro NCAP crash tests.
Cupra Formentor reliability
While Cupra as a brand has not yet appeared in our Driver Power customer satisfaction surveys, parent manufacturer SEAT has. In 2022 the Spanish marque placed a middling 17th out of 29 manufacturers; around 20% of owners reported a fault with their car within the first year of ownership, which is around average. Many complimented the brand’s knack for offering sharp exterior styling, but interior quality was a big point of contention.
Despite being the first standalone model from the Cupra brand, the Formentor was awarded a convincing five-star safety score by Euro NCAP. Standard safety features for the Cupra Formentor include autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and e-call, which will alert the emergency services if the car is involved in a heavy collision.
Buyers can also opt to fit a 'Safety and Driving Pack XL' to DSG automatic versions, bringing traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist and Emergency Assist, which can help control the vehicle in an emergency. Exit Assist also warns occupants of approaching traffic as they go to open a door.