SEAT Ibiza ST estate (2008-2016) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Diesels SEAT Ibiza ST models offer economy of up to 76mpg

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There are some very efficient engines in the SEAT Ibiza ST line-up, while servicing costs and insurance groups are reasonable, too.


The most economical engine in the ST estate range is the 74bhp 1.4-litre TDI Ecomotive diesel, which returns 76.3mpg and emits a road-tax-free 95 grams per kilometre of CO2. The most powerful 104bhp diesel nudges into the threshold of road tax and will cost you £20 a year.

The petrol options are less efficient: choose the base 1.0-litre with 74bhp and it will return 53.3mpg while incurring a £30 annual bill for road tax for the 120g/km CO2 it emits. Go for the more modern 1.0-litre EcoTSI engine and not only will you’ll see fuel consumption rise to 67.3mpg, but you’ll also be exempt from road tax. The 1.4-litre EcoTSI petrol engine, meanwhile, returns 58.9mpg and emits 112g/km CO2, meaning a road tax bill of £30. This engine is only available in sporty FR trim.

If you go for the sporty, range-topping FR model, you also get the choice of a 148bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that’ll manage 58.9 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 112g/km. It costs more than the other petrol-powered models but is more powerful, more efficient and only costs £30 a year to tax.

Insurance groups

The Ibiza ST is reasonably inexpensive to insure, with the entry-level petrol model falling into insurance group five. As you move up through the engine range and trim levels, the insurance grouping goes up accordingly – top spec FR cars with the more powerful engines are rated around groups 14-15. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol version of the FR is the exception, falling into group 21 owing to its extra power compared to the other engines in the line-up.


The Ibiza's service schedule is straightforward: a dealer visit is due every 10,000 miles. For three months from purchase, payments of around £21 per month are available for servicing over two or three years. If you bought an Ibiza ST more than three months ago, £21 per month will get you a service plan for two years or 20,000 miles.


The Ibiza's three-year/60,000-mile manufacturer warranty could be extended to a maximum of five years or 90,000 miles at extra cost – although this still falls short of the unlimited-mileage five-year cover you get as standard with a Hyundai i20 or the seven-year/100,000-mile cover offered by Kia on the Rio. SEAT provides two years free roadside assistance with new vehicles, which is renewed for another year when servicing is carried out at a SEAT dealership.

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