Seat Ibiza

Seat Ibiza information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the small Seat hatch. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Seat Ibiza car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Seat Ibiza is based heavily on the VW Polo. It looks a bit more interesting, with choppy design cues, and is a solid enough supermini choice if not quite up with the class best. Pick from five-door hatch, SC (‘Sport Coupe’ apparently, for which read three-door), ST estate and hot Cupra version. For more information on the Ibiza, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
There’s not much wrong with the Ibiza; there’s a fine choice of engines, it’s nice to drive (if not particularly involving) and it still looks good following a light refresh in 2012. The cabin feels a generation behind the latest superminis these days but Seat’s found a way around that by attaching a removable touchscreen tablet with Bluetooth, sat-nav and so on, to the top of the dash on certain models. Cupra version is fast, with a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol motor, but feels a little numb. It’s DSG only.

The one we’d buy
1.4 

The one we’d avoid like the plague
1.2 TDI

Rivals to consider
Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Swift Vauxhall Corsa

For
A perfectly decent supermini

Against
But there are better ones out there

Check out the full Seat Ibiza review by our sister website Parkers

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