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The SEAT Tarraco scores highly with What Car? first time around!

What Car? Are an established car critic that put brand new vehicles through their paces and provide an in depth review of what the car is capable of and how they rate it out of 5-stars.

Whilst it can be difficult to please such experts with every detail, SEAT has a great history of reviews from What Car? Who have given both the Ibiza and Ateca 5-star reviews and the Leon range, Arona and Alhambra a very respectable 4-star rating. 

Well now we are able to confirm that the all-new SEAT Tarraco has continued this trend by picking up a very strong review from the prestigious critics.  

What did they say?

What Car? Break their reviews down into 7 elements:



The introduction paid homage to the #SEATseekingname campaign that allowed the general public to name the new SUV and SEAT’s dedication to stick to the name ‘Tarraco’ that received more than 150,000 votes.  

Performance and Drive

As we move onto the performance and drive, What Car? Referenced the handling and noise and vibration as key strengths for the Tarraco, giving them each a 4-star rating, matching and even bettering various other market leaders in the SUV sector.


The Interior was a very high scoring aspect of the Tarraco. Every single element received a 4-star rating including; Driving position and dashboard, Sat Nav and infotainment, Quality and more. SEAT have always found themselves being the market leaders form creativity and technology and they have continued this trend with the Tarraco.

Passenger and Boot Space

Again, this aspect of the review saw plenty of positives with the front space and the seat folding and flexibility both receiving another 4-star rating. As SEAT’s largest available SUV, it was important for the company to balance all of the technology and interior design features that they are now famous for with the size and practicality that is required with large-SUV. 

Costs and Verdict

The final ratings section of the review was the Tarraco’s strongest showing. Overall costs including price, insurance, MPG and CO2 was given a 4-star rating along with the equipment and extras and the reliability. However, the safety and security of the Tarraco received an outstanding 5-star rating. The success of the Tarraco in this area comes down to the sheer amount of time and effort put into making this new SUV one of the safest vehicles on the road. The combination of build and technology saw SEAT receive the highest rating possible. 


The Tarraco’s debut What Car? Rating was very impressive. Cars that have formally been frontrunners in the large SUV market such as the Honda CR-V, the Renault Koleos and Citoren’s DS 7 Crossback all received lower scores than the SEAT Tarraco. 

The Tarraco was able to achieve the same score as the What Car? Large SUV of the year, the Peugeot 5008 and outscore it in various areas such as interior and cost and verdict. The Tarraco will be looking to take over from the 5008 at next year's What Car? awards and add another accolade to the already powerful SEAT collection. 

Our Verdict

At Miller and Middleton we love the new Tarraco and we are glad that critics of the What Car? Calibre are just as fond of the car as we are. The vehicle captures everything that is so fantastic about SEAT, the beautiful interior and exterior design with game-changing technology and safety features. The Tarraco is most definitely going to be a contender in the large-SUV market. Take a closer look at the Tarraco on our website, here



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