In-depth reviews

SEAT Arona SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Fuel consumption figures impress, while other SEAT Arona running costs should be competitive

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.0 out of 5

The SEAT Arona uses a thoroughly modern range of petrol and diesel engines, and with both the 1.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine producing excellent fuel economy figures, the lower starting price of the petrol models could be a deciding factor for most buyers.

SEAT Arona MPG & CO2

The Arona uses the newest, most fuel-efficient engines offered by the VW Group, with an entry level 1.0-litre petrol, a more powerful 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine.

The entry-level 94bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine is claimed to return 49.6mpg when combined with the standard manual gearbox, with CO2 emissions of 129g/km placing it in a reasonable bracket for Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax.

A 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered with the FR and FR Sport models. It uses cylinder-deactivation to effectively reduce its size when full power isn't required – when cruising steadily, for example. This can return up to 48.7mpg, with emissions of 130g/km of CO2 placing it in an affordable BiK band.

The 1.6-litre diesel engine is now only offered in 94bhp form, with the more powerful 113bhp version discontinued in late 2019. It manages up to 58.9mpg and emits 125g/km, but it’s in a higher BiK band than the petrols because of the extra tax levied on diesel models. Fitting a DSG automatic gearbox affects running costs slightly, with fuel economy dropping to 54.3mpg with a slight rise in CO2 emission to 135g/km.

Insurance

Insurance group ratings for the Arona start from eight for the entry-level 1.0-litre petrol, stretching to group 17 for the sporty 1.5-litre petrol.

Servicing

SEAT offers fixed-price servicing plans for all its cars, which can be taken out on new cars until three months after the date of purchase. Customers can pay just over £400 upfront to cover the first two years/20,000 miles of routine maintenance, or spread the cost over 18 monthly payments of around £23.

Warranty

Although SEAT's three-year/60,000-mile warranty is competitive against Ford and Peugeot, it's far from the most impressive on the market, coming well short of the five-year/unlimited-mileage policy enjoyed by Hyundai customers or Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. The MG ZS, meanwhile, comes with a seven-year/80,000-mile warranty.

Recommended

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2021
Ford Puma SUV
Ford Puma
26 Jul 2021

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2021

SEAT Arona SUV review
SEAT Arona
SEAT Arona
21 May 2021

SEAT Arona SUV review

Most Popular

Electric Citroen Ami to launch in the UK next year
2022 Citroen Ami
Citroen Ami
21 Sep 2021

Electric Citroen Ami to launch in the UK next year

Top 10 best small estates 2021
Skoda Octavia Estate
Skoda Octavia Estate
22 Sep 2021

Top 10 best small estates 2021

Genesis G70 saloon review
 Genesis G70 saloon
Genesis G70 saloon
24 Sep 2021

Genesis G70 saloon review

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2021
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
12 Aug 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks