Interesting game which we publish today one of the star cars of the moment. Seat Ateca, the first SUV brand Spanish (and only now until the new Seat Arona) stands as one of the models revelation recent years. He has won numerous international awards, both public and critics, and month sales up in our market willing to lead someday competidísimo SUV segment.
There a range duel with Ateca Seat it was more interesting. But it also added other factors to this comparison: A duel Diesel / Petrol with the two new versions of access the range of SUV and probably the two that are most demanded by customers for their high output / price. And a duel in which we check what is capable a car and its volume outfitting a tiny gasoline engine 1.0 liter of displacement and only 3 cylinders. Enough? For now, the only class Peugeot 3008 dares so much ... yes with a slightly larger 1.2-liter engine PureTech. So many questions to resolve.
Seat 1.0 TSI vs Ateca Ateca 1.6 TDI: features
We started our particular duel talking Ateca Seat dynamics and performance. And in any case it is noteworthy that we undoubtedly face one of the most complete compact SUV. Developed from the MQB platform Volkswagen Group, the same of VW Tiguan, is an agile, very manageable and with a remarkable ride comfort SUV. In the present case, both versions have very similar dynamic virtues, but, yes, the about 110 kg less weight obtained 1.0 TSI gasoline (referred to a front end that gives us scale 748 kg 864 1.6 TDI) generates not only go most downloaded earlier train and show less tendency to understeer (s later), but also a better overall weight distribution (56/44 versus 60/40 between trains 1.6 TDI), winning is obviously on agility.
Best behavior Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI which, while not definitive, yes sum also their best performance. And, analyzed measurements on circuit INTA our Technical Center, there is no doubt petrol version only 3 cylinder is much faster than the alternative Diesel 4. With a remarkable torque to be a booster of its kind, it is true that has low engine speeds lower than diesel, but also with great greater capacity stretched (At 6,300 rpm short compared to just over 4,700 TDI) and aforementioned greater lightness. To this we must add some developments of change in 4th, 5th and 6th (both have 6-speed manual transmission), It becomes up to 25 percent longer in the Diesel, hurting their resilience.
With all this, measurements throw us the Seat Ateca 1.0 TSI 115 hp is even more than 1 second faster acceleration than the 1.6 TDI 115 hp, but more surprising is that it is also faster (almost 0, 4 seconds) when overtaking, land where so far always took advantage Diesel for its greater force at low engine speeds. Question as we have seen weight and developments. Moreover, the TDI is more Babbling idling but not running at sustained speed, while braking, the two extraordinary, the lower weight of the front axle of the 1.0 TSI also causes it to stop before your opponent. Yes, because here the tire does not influence: our two Ateca Seat mounted Hankook Ventus Prime 3 accurate in measuring 215/55 R17.
|BENEFITS||Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI||Ateca Seat 1.6 TDI|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||10.01 s||11.08 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||31.72 s||33.03 s|
|Overtaking 80-120 km / h||8.38 s||8.71 s|
|Loudness 100 km / h||65.7 dB||64.2 dB|
|Loudness 120 km / h||68.6 dB||69.1 dB|
|Braking from 140 km / h||67.9 m||69.7 m|
|Weight scale||1,323 kg||1,430 kg|
Seat 1.0 TSI vs Ateca Ateca 1.6 TDI: consumption
Touch and go to the field of consumption, always decisive factor when it comes to choosing between a diesel version compared to gasoline. Before there was in these categories as small engines gasoline, so We used to have ascertained about 2 l / 100 km apart to Please Diesel usually in front of a petrol equivalent power. But the downsizing and turbocharging change everything today, and we see a Unlike even something less than 1 l / 100 km Today actual consumption between these two versions.
Almost He never as an gasoline was so close to his Diesel equivalent. Low weight and good performance of the 1.0 TSI are able to cope better under the regime and the longest developments 1.6 TDI. Especially striking is the case of urban consumption, as both with Stop / start, the lightness of the TSI to continuous stops and starts almost ends up getting the same efficiency of diesel. Road no doubt, and TDI remains a bulwark able to spend up to 1.2 l / 100 km less. Clearly, the performance of the TSI is magnificent, the TDI wins in consumption obviously, but ... compensated? a data takes more to discuss: their prices.
|CONSUMPTION||Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI||Ateca Seat 1.6 TDI|
|Consumption city||6.66 l / 100 km s||6.04 l / 100 km s|
|Consumption Highway||6.15 l / 100 km||4.95 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||6.35 l / 100 km s||5.39 l / 100 km s|
Seat 1.0 TSI vs Ateca Ateca 1.6 TDI: final price
And for the first time in a long time, equation is simple. Here we not face two different models with different equipment that requires us to make lace, no. As he Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI and the 1.6 TDI are commercially available in the same finishes Reference, Style and Premium Style, and with him same equipment. And in all cases the difference ranges between 2,700 and 2,800 euros in favor of cheaper 1.0 TSI 115 hp.
So we took the prices of each version, we look at the actual average consumption that we have recorded and calculated an average price of 1,12 euros for fuel liter of diesel and 1.24 euros for gasoline. Considering all factors, the result indicates that amortize the purchase of a more expensive diesel it would take at least 150,000 km. Which, considering the great response from the 1.0 TSI, like from up and faster, does not have today no doubt: this small 3-cylinder petrol comparative wins compensating clearly.
|DISCOUNTED RATES (FEBRUARY 2017)||Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI (between 21,650 and 24,970 euros)||Ateca Seat 1.6 TDI (between 24,500 and 27,700 euros)|
Ateca Seat: space and trunk
And therefore resolved all doubts, we leave for the final chapter of space where there is no match possible: being Seat two Ateca, have exactly the same habitability Y trunk. And measured by our Technical Center also concluded that the first SUV from the Spanish brand is an excellent family car.
With proper width, Ateca Seat features the best interior height and leg space between rivals. The trunk capacity (535 liters) It is also very good, slightly smaller than, for example, a Hyundai Tucson (540 liters) without the possibility today to expand capacity with sliding rear row as does have the VW Tiguan. But in general, we also talk about one of the most spacious and round SUV in its class. A good choice of purchase.
|front width||144 cm|
|rear width||139 cm|
|front height||98-104 cm|
|rear height||101 cm|
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