Seat Alhambra – 7 Seater Car
The Seat Alhambra is a family oriented 7 seater multi purpose vehicle (MPV). The brand is produced by the car manufacturer Volkswagen. The Alhambra range has been produced since 1996.
Seat Alhambra – Purchase Price
The Seat Alhambra costs between £20,370 and £23,705. To Buy a Seat Alhambra click here. A full service for a Seat Alhambra costs £195. A full service plus MOT costs £230; or £59 for the MOT with a one year guarantee; £119 for the MOT with a three year guarantee. An interim service costs £130; an interim service plus MOT costs £165. These prices were checked online at the time of writing using a national car service provider. Before you book a service or MOT you are advised to contact your local provider for a quote.
Seat Alhambra – Emissions
The CO2 emissions of the Seat Alhambra range between 159 to 196 g/km. The Ecomotive model with a 2.0 TDI engine uses least CO2 (159 g/km), followed by the S and SE models (175 g/km) and the SE model with a 1.9 TDI tiptronic model (196 g/km). CO2 emissions near 200 g/km are relatively high in terms of 7 seater cars, making the Seat Alhambra Ecomotive model the greenest in the range.
Seat Alhambra – Car Tax Band (VED)
Linked to the CO2 emissions levels is the car tax band. The Seat Alhambra falls in car tax bands G (the Ecomotive model), H (S and SE 2.0 TDI models) and J (SE 1.9 TDI tiptronic model). The annual tax rate is cheapest for the Ecomotive model (£120), rising to £215 for the Seat Alhambra SE 1.9 TDI tiptronic. The showroom tax, i.e. the road tax rate paid in the first year of ownership, ranges from £155 to £425.
Seat Alhambra – Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
The Seat Alhambra has an urban miles per gallon cycle of 36.2 (Ecomotive) to 28.2 (SE 1.9 TDI tiptronic). The extra urban cycle is 57.6 to 47.9. The combined mpg is 47.1 to 38.2.
Seat Alhambra – Accessories
There is a wide range of accessories you can choose from when buying the Seat Alhambra. A selection of items includes additional arm rests, chrome mirror covers, a heavy duty boot tray, a set of roofbars, iPod cables and cradle, a portable DVD set and Bluetooth.
Seat Alhambra – Safety Features
Safety features include driver’s, front passenger’s, front side and curtain airbags; an electronic stability programme (ESP); emergency brake assist (EBA); childlocks; locking wheel bolts; an electronic alarm and an immobiliser with cryptocode.
Seat Alhambra – Performance
The 7 seater achieves 0-62 mph in 11.9 (Ecomotive) to 15.1 (SE 1.9 TDI tiptronic) seconds. The top speed ranges from 110 to 121miles per hour. All the Alhambra Seat models use diesel engines. The fuel delivery system is direct injection with turbo.The Seat Alhambra falls within car insurance groups 11 to 12.
Seat Alhambra – Conclusion
Manufactured by the Volkswagen Group, the Seat Alhambra is part of a family of 7 seater cars. Volkswagen also produces the VW Sharan brand. It is also closely related in terms of the components used to the Ford Galaxy. The Seat Alhambra is marketed as a lower price 7 seater that achieves good functionality for family outings.