Our Ibiza drives through its 5 speed manual petrol engine that gives up to 78.5 MPG. 12 months road tax is completely free for this car. Specification highlights include front electric windows with one touch functionality, bluetooth, dab digital radio, connections for auxiliary audio devices, steering wheel mounted audio controls, led day time running lights, cornering front fog lights, cup holders, tyre pressure monitoring system, isofix preparation and 15 inch ibia alloy wheels. Our ibiza also qualifies for our exclusive warranty 4 life offer that is inclusive of full rac cover.
Petrol 67.3 combined MPG
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CO2: 98 g/km
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One touch electric front windows, Rear wiper
Front/rear floor mats
Multi-Collision Braking, Speed sensitive power steering
SEAT logo boot release
'Lights On' warning buzzer, Digital clock, Low fuel warning light, Outside temperature gauge, Service interval indicator, Trip computer
Body colour door mirrors, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Auxiliary input socket, Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner, Steering column with mounted audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles, Body coloured bumpers
Cornering front fog lights, Electric headlight adjustment, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights
12V accessory power point in centre console, 3 cupholders, Front door pockets, Height/reach adjust steering wheel, Illuminated glovebox, Kinetic cloth upholstery, Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Boot light, Front courtesy lights, Front reading lights
Driver pack - Ibiza
3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seats, Active front headrests, Child locks on rear doors, Driver and passenger airbags, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front side airbags, Seatbelt warning, Tyre pressure monitoring system
Front seatback pockets, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable front/rear head restraints, Isofix system on outer rear seats, Split folding rear seats
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function, Deadlocks, Electronic engine immobiliser, Locking wheel bolts, Remote central locking, Volumetric alarm with back up horn
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
15" Ibia alloy wheels
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|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||14E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||N|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||N|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||N|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||N|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||N|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||74.5|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||76.4|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||12|
|EC Combined (mpg):||67.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||76.3|
|EC Urban (mpg):||55.4|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||10.4|
|Engine Power - BHP:||95|
|Engine Power - KW:||70|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||5000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||118|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||16.3|
|Engine Torque - NM:||160|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1500|
|Tyre Size Front:||185/60 R15|
|Tyre Size Rear:||185/60 R15|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Type:||15" ALLOY|
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|Width (including mirrors):||N|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||45|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1590|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||292|
|Max. Loading Weight:||495|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||500|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||500|
|No. of Seats:||5|
SEAT's Ibiza has upped its game in fifth generation form, with smarter looks, more equipment, cleaner engines and extra technology. Jonathan Crouch reports.
This fifth generation version of SEAT's Ibiza supermini offers small car buyers a smarter set of more eco-conscious hi-tech talents. It'll need them if it's to distance itself from its Volkswagen and Skoda design stablemates and continue as a credible alternative in this tightly fought segment.
'Enjoyneering'. It's one of those marketing words of course, but it's also a rather apt description of what Spanish maker SEAT sets out to create when it brings us a new car. Something beautifully engineered: but with a bit of extra Latin sparkle. Something like this, the Iberian brand's much improved fifth generation Ibiza supermini? Perhaps. The 'beautifully engineered' bit isn't difficult to believe. The 'Sociedad Espanola de Automoviles de Turismo' - or 'SEAT' as we better know it - is well used to injecting a little life into the mainstream market. In this case, the Spanish maker's position within the Volkswagen Group means that this car is the first of the conglomerate's supermini models to get the empire's sophisticated MQB platform, something that enables weight savings and the addition of extra electronic features borrowed from larger models. Plus SEAT reckons buyers will really notice the extra personalisation options, the smarter interior and the additional media connectivity incorporated this time round. Will it all be enough to keep this car current against more recent rivals? Let's find out.
This time round, SEAT has had a good look at the engine range. It's all petrol-powered for the moment, things kicking off with the old 75PS 1.0 MPI unit at the foot of the range. Try your hardest to ignore this aging unit and graduate instead to the far-preferrable (and more economic) 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbo powerplant which produces either 95 or 115PS. The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI with active cylinder management (ACT) develops 150PS, while its cylinder deactivation under partial load leads to impressive fuel economy. The feebler engines get a five-speed manual gearbox, with a six-speeder used further up the range, where there's also the option of 7-speed DSG auto transmission on the 1.0 TSI 115PS FR model. As for on the road driving dynamics, well SEAT says these have been improved thanks to the adoption of a hi-tech MQB platform that is 30% stiffer. As before, there's an optional 'SEAT Drive Profile' system that offers adaptive damping with two modes - comfort or sports-oriented. The Comfort/Sport selector switch also influences the feeling of the power steering and it'll alter the shift times of the DSG gearbox where automatic transmission has been specified.
The MK5 model version of this SEAT isn't available in three-door form any more, but the Spanish maker says it retains plenty of sporty style potential customers tend to want. From a styling perspective, it's clearly an Ibiza, but one that has undergone a process of evolution, with a so-called 'x-shaped' design that looks more dynamic than before. The front and rear overhangs are very short and at the front of the car, triangular full-LED headlights dominate. The longer wheelbase and window graphics accentuate the size of this model too. Under the skin, the car is based on the Volkswagen Group's latest MQB platform, which will also be used in next-generation versions of Volkswagen's Polo and Skoda's Fabia. The Ibiza is also bigger this time round, 87mm wider than before, while the 2,564mm distance between the axles represents a 95mm increase. As a result, legroom in the back seats has increased by 35mm, while headroom has increased by 17mm in the back and 24mm in the front. The seats are 42mm wider and the boot area is 63-litres bigger, bringing total capacity up to a class-leading 355-litre figure. The loading height has also been lowered. Other things you'll notice inside include the fact that the controls and instruments are now more driver-orientated and the cabin feels of higher quality, thanks to colour-personalisable LED lighting, an 8-inch centre-dash touchscreen and a 'Full Link' connectivity system.
Prices haven't changed very much, so expect a price span in the £13,000 to £17,500 bracket, which means that, as before, you're getting Volkswagen Polo technology for a significant saving. For now, only five-door models are on offer and the trim lines run from 'S' to 'SE', 'SE Technology', 'FR' and 'XCELLENCE'. As for equipment, well the full-LED headlights are a highlight. Plus most models get 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto'/'MirrorLink' 'phone connectivity, plus buyers can specify a premium 8-inch touchscreen and a wireless charger with a GSM amplifier. In addition, there's the chance to add in a thumping 300-watt 'Beats' Audio system with 7 speakers and an 8-channel amplifier. Other features buyers might want include keyless entry with a 'heartbeat' engine start button, front and rear parking sensors and a higher quality rear view camera. 'FR' and 'XCELLENCE' variants get colour-personalisable LED interior lighting too. Safety-wise, there's 'Front Assist' autonomous braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and a 'Traffic Jam Assist' feature that can take over the driving from you at very low traffic jam speed.
Being able to dip into the Volkswagen Group parts bin for the niftiest tech usually means a very low overall cost of ownership and that's certainly the case here. The four cylinder 1.5-litre TSI petrol variant with 'ACT' active cylinder management should be able to manage a diesel-like figure of around 60mpg on the combined cycle and both three and four-cylinder units of course fulfil all the latest EU6 emissions standards. The base 1.0 MPI variant manages 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 112g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol models are capable of nearly 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 figure of as little as 106g/km - so who needs a diesel? A start/stop system, which switches off the engine when the vehicle is at a standstill, is available on all models. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Toyota and Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance.
Ibiza's important to Spain - and this one certainly is to SEAT. Over 5.4 million examples of this car have been sold since the original first generation model's introduction back in 1984. If SEAT can promote this fifth generation car properly, then it stands a chance of gaining a place somewhere near the top of the rather over-stuffed shortlists that most browsing supermini buyers will be working through. An inherent product rightness certainly counts in this Ibiza's favour, borne from a real attention to detail that's come through development of this model line over a quarter of a century. In summary, we're looking here at a car that, like its brand, has matured nicely. One mindful of the fact that modernday Spaniards need to balance Latin spirit with sober sense. In this Ibiza, they've a small car that does exactly that.
By Andy Enright
'Enjoyneering' is one of those marketing buzzwords that manufacturers come up with that seemed a good idea at the time. Despite its rather cringe-inducing qualities, it's actually not a bad stab at describing what Spanish maker SEAT sets out to create when it brings us a new car. Something well engineered: but with a bit of extra Latin sparkle. Something like the vehicle we look at here as a used proposition, the improved 2012 to 2015 version of the Iberian brand's fourth generation Ibiza supermini. The 'beautifully engineered' bit isn't difficult to believe. SEAT's position within the Volkswagen Group means that this car shares the same hi-tech underpinnings and engines as its close compact cousins, Volkswagen's Polo and Skoda's Fabia. Both are solidly impressive superminis - but Latin sparkle? Here's what to look for when choosing a used Ibiza from this era.
3/5dr hatch. 5 dr estate (1.2, 1.4 petrol, 1.6, 2.0 diesel [E, S A/C, SE, FR, Cupra, Toca])
The 'Sociedad Espanola de Automoviles de Turismo' - or 'SEAT' as we better know it - is well used to injecting a little life into the mainstream market. Its '600' model, launched in 1957, is the fun little runabout credited with putting Spain on wheels, over a million being sold to bronzed Iberians in just eleven years. Only when Volkswagen took control of the brand in 1986 though, did its appeal start to spread to the rest of Europe, with the Ibiza supermini the sales spearhead. The MK4 model, launched in 2008, was generally acknowledged as the company's most competitive proposition yet. A few years on though and with toughening small car competition, it was clear that a bit of a re-think might be needed to keep this fourth generation design current. Perhaps a sharper look, a bit of extra running cost efficiency and an added touch of hi-tech would do the trick? All were duly delivered by the improved model we look at here, launched in the spring of 2012. Prices were lower than before to make the car more competitive, and more efficient engines were introduced, most notably the 1.4 TSI petrol unit that featured ACT cylinder-cut technology. These changes helped propel SEAT to its best year ever, the Ibiza finally starting to punch its weight in the range. The Spanish maker introduced the fire-breathing Cupra hot hatch variant in November 2012 and followed it with an FR Edition model in April 2014. A further updated Ibiza range was introduced in mid-2015.
Whichever Ibiza bodystyle you choose - five-door hatch, ST estate or this sportier three-door SC, it won't at first glance appear to have changed very much over the original versions of this MK4 model. But then few changes were needed. The original angular 'arrowhead' shape was penned by stylist Luc Donckerwolke (the same guy who did the Lamborghini Gallardo supercar) and it's matured nicely, changes here being limited to subtle differences. If you've owned an original fourth generation Ibiza model before, it'll be a bit like seeing an old friend who's had Botox on the sly. The key tweaks were made around the headlights and grille, this Ibiza wearing the 'eagle eye' lamps that fitted in with the SEAT corporate look, offered with single or twin-bulb halogens or with striking Bi-Xenon lamps incorporating LED daytime running lights. In addition, the familiar trapezoidal grille was narrowed and sharpened in a bid to add a bit of visual width and purpose to the overall shape. This sat above a re-styled bumper with strong creases intended to naturally draw the eye down the car's flanks. At the rear, there was a smarter bumper, but otherwise few changes, the large SEAT logo still doubling as a boot release. Punch it and the rear hatch of this three-door SC variant opens to reveal 284-litres of luggage space, marginally less than the 292-litre total offered by the five-door bodystyle. If you want more, the ST estate model ups that total to 430-litres. That's around 50-litres less than Skoda's comparable but boxier Fabia estate. Still, if you need more space from your ST, there's always the option of freeing up as much as 1,164-litre by pushing forward the split-folding rear bench - enough to carry two bicycles with the front wheels removed. This SEAT is practical then inside, even if the look and feel of the cabin isn't especially exciting. This has long been an issue with Ibiza models, sporty styling outside but an interior nothing to write home about once you slipped behind the wheel. That still holds true here, but with this improved MK4 model, SEAT at least made some effort to improve the perception of quality. Though there's still quite a lot of black plastic on display and the focus remains on functionality, soft-touch finishes are used in all the crucial areas and Ibiza regulars will notice the smarter steering wheel, the revised instrument graphics, the higher tone paint surfaces, the improved seat materials and, where fitted, the sleeker finish to the Climatronic climate control system. Buyers also got a significantly larger 10.7-litre glove compartment too, boasting space for a lot more than just the usual owners manual, mobile charger and bag of gummy bears. In the back, the three-door Ibiza SC's swooping roofline will make headroom an issue for taller folk, but five-door and ST estate models should seat two adults and/or three children quite comfortably.
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The Ibiza doesn't throw up too much in terms of issues. Corrosion is simply not an issue with SEATs and another reason why resale values are high. The alloy wheels on the Cupra models are very prone to kerb rash and look for crash damage and tired tyres. Check that the electronic systems work as advertised as there have been a few minor owner grumbles about warning lights spuriously appearing and then disappearing. There are quite a few 'Cat C' and 'Cat D' repaired write-offs at the lower end of the market, so if you see an Ibiza that looks too good to be true, chances are it's had a prang.
(approx based on a 2013 Ibiza 2.0 TDI) A clutch assembly kit will be around £205 and an exhaust system (without catalyst) will be about £250. An alternator should be close to £120 and a radiator around £160. Front brake pads are around £75, rear brake pads will be £50.
What is it about this car? It ought to drive just like a comparable Volkswagen Polo or Skoda Fabia. The underpinnings, after all, are just the same. Yet somehow, it doesn't. Perhaps the sportier styling and more dynamic brand image that this SEAT has lead you to push it that little bit harder, revealing unexpected handling talent that a Fabia or a Polo could also offer if only given the chance. Maybe. But if it's not instantly apparent why an entry-level Ibiza can offer a sportier drive than the class norm, we can at least elaborate on the reasons why the sportier variants further up the range really relish a good flogging. Go for a model with more than 100bhp and it'll also come with a clever XDS electronic differential lock which will help you get the power down more quickly out of tight corners, dialling out understeer and firing you from bend to bend. All TSI petrol models get this treatment, these including our favourite variant, the 105PS 1.2-litre unit which makes sixty in 9.8s on the way to nearly 120mph, yet still returns a highly impressive set of running cost figures. Original buyers could order this powerplant with a super-smooth DSG automatic gearbox. Go for the pokier 150PS or 180PS supercharged and turbocharged 1.4TSI petrol engine found in the sporty FR and Cupra hot hatch models and you have to have an auto 'box. Other pokey XDS-equipped Ibizas include the 105PS 1.6-litre diesel and our pick as the sportiest car in the range, the desirable 143PS 2.0 TDI FR variant, which makes sixty in just 8.2s on the way to 130mph. That's the fast stuff dealt with, but the most popular engine is the base 12v 70PS 1.2-litre petrol unit. Here, the performance figures are sober-suited, sixty from rest occupying around 14s on the way to a maximum of only just over 100mph. That's virtually the same performance return you'd get from the frugal 75PS 1.2-litre TDI diesel. Both engines are a better bet than the ageing 85PS 16v 1.4-litre petrol unit. On the road in an ordinary Ibiza, the surprise is just how much enjoyment is on offer from this bright and lively car. A petrol variant turns responsively into corners, though the more nose-heavy turbo diesels aren't quite as willing to quickly change direction. All derivatives though, handle with big car fluency, taking bumps in their stride. And they're pretty enjoyable to punt around town too, once you get used to the rather restricted rear view out thanks to hefty rear pillars that'll make seeking out an example fitted with parking sensors worthwhile. The Ibiza's a car where you don't need to spend a fortune to have fun.
The fourth generation SEAT Ibiza is one of those cars that was tweaked and fettled until it really came good. It helped that the basic design was right but this model really only got into its stride after the 2012 model update, when new engines and a smarter interior were added to the mix. As a used buy, this refreshed MK4 model Ibiza is good value for money, as residual values haven't stood up quite as well as its Volkswagen Polo counterpart. Ideally, we'd want one of the rare 1.4 TSI ACT engines, but if funds didn't permit that, base 1.2-litre petrol and diesel variants make a lot of sense too. Spanish flair on a budget? That's about the size of it.
Mr Robert Cleary - 30/09/2016, owner of a Seat Ibiza Hatchback 1.0 SE Technology 5dr 72016
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Mrs Judith Kelleway - 21/04/2016, owner of a Seat Ibiza Hatchback 1.4 SE 5dr
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Mr Mark Watts - 23/12/2015, owner of a Seat Ibiza Hatchback Special Edition 1.2 TSI 90 Connect 5dr
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