Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech vs Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI, what SUV is better?

Ateca Seat and Peugeot 3008 are the SUV of the moment. But also here they face a peculiarity that makes them unique: its 3-cylinder petrol engines. What wins with our measurements?

SUV duel: Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI vs Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech

SUV duel: Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI vs Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech

SUV duel: Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI vs Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech

SUV duel: Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI vs Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech

Face to face, and facing in the same match, solve today two of the big questions the current automotive scene. On one side, still according to the exclusive measurements performed by the Technical Center in all our tests, together the two SUV star of the moment: Peugeot 3008 and Ateca Seat. New sales ranking the start encumbrar as potential alternatives to discuss the reign of the Nissan Qashqai in category, and that they are virtually starting his business career. And, on the other hand, we bet Access versions today, which open their prices and stand out for their latest generation engines: the Peugeot 1.2 PureTech Y 1.0 TSI Seat, both with the particularity of being mechanical 3-cylinder turbo. These engines are being imposed (here you will find the list of all 3-cylinder car market), but still raise questions among customers about their performance.

So it’s a great time to solve all doubts. No one in its segment right now, except own Ateca Seat and Peugeot 3008, dares to both: they are the only with 3-cylinder engines in gasoline. To see something like it would be a step down toward the small SUV, where we would find the Audi Q2 with the same engine of the Seat, the 2008 with the same Peugeot, the Captur 0.9 TCe with Renault … Will they be enough to move for two family size SUV and the Peugeot 3008 and Ateca Seat? Time to start the comparative and draw conclusions.

Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech vs Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI: performance

A priori, analyzing their versions, this duel Peugeot 3008 / Ateca Seat it would seem from their uneven start. Although both with 3-cylinder engine, the model French It has a more engine mechanics (1.2 liters compared to only one liter of Ateca), greater power (130 hp versus 115) and a higher maximum torque (23.5 mkg to 20.4). , Slightly smaller in length (4.36 meters compared to 4.45 from 3008), however Seat shown Ateca then much less heavy on our scale: it is almost 170 kg lighter the Peugeot. Born of the new MQB modular platform of the VW Group (the same as the Tiguan), here it compensates some lack of strength … but not quite.

Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTechYes, because analyzed the performance, Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech always something faster, but their differences of between 0.3 and 0.8 seconds does not seem far from definitive and to tip the balance toward him. With two manual gearboxes 6 speed, and developments very similar, both Ateca and 3008 move with remarkable proficiency. In fact, They are even faster than their diesel versions equivalent, as we could already see in this duel Ateca Diesel vs gasoline range. There is no doubt that they are not slow, and that the two convincing.

Turning now to value dynamism, Ateca Seat and Peugeot 3008 can boast today of being two of the most comprehensive of its kind SUV. Especially direct and agile and start to feel Ateca (Perhaps by the Ford Kuga one of the most fun to drive), then also it corroborates potential with a Exceptional braking capacity less than 68 meters from 140 km / h: it almost looks like a sports car. And that the 3008 bad either is far from perceiving very accurate but slightly slower reactions the Seat. Both yes SUV happen to be remarkably comfortable and good refinement running. Two very good products.

BENEFITS Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech / 130 Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI / 115
Acel. 0-100 km / h 9.43 s 10.01 s
Acel. 0-1000 meters 30.98 s 31.72 s
Overtaking 80-120 km / h 8.06 s 8.38 s
Loudness 100 km / h 65.9 dB 65.7 dB
Loudness 120 km / h 68.1 dB 68.6 dB
Braking from 140 km / h 70.4 m 67.9 m
Weight scale 1,490 kg 1,323 kg

Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech vs Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI consumption

Best yet one or the other depending on whether you value more speed or agility, plays now know their consumption real, where inevitably there must always be a winner. Uncompromising, there’s no doubt: Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI asserts its smaller engine. Engine capacity and power play in their favor, as obviously their very content weight.

Ateca Seat 1.0 TSIIf we start city, the difference is even more evident: Ateca Seat spends up to 1.3 l / 100 km less… and it’s a lot. We always say that the weight comes out especially in urban movements that require continuous stops and starts, where the extra kilos require more effort to implement the body. Again, again fulfilled. However, in this duel also the Ateca clearly outstrips the 3008 average expenditure on road: about 0.7 l / 100 km It is also a considerable difference. In consumption, therefore, no doubt. The platform and engine 1.0 TSI Seat win the game at the base and 1.2 PureTech Peugeot.

CONSUMPTION Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech / 130 Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI / 115
Consumption city 7.95 l / 100 km 6.66 l / 100 km
Consumption Highway 6.80 l / 100 km 6.15 l / 100 km
average consumption 7.26 l / 100 km 6.35 l / 100 km

Peugeot 3008 vs Ateca Seat: space

Time to forget and their engines 3-cylinder turbo gasoline and appreciate this time and what you’ll find in any version of Peugeot 3008 or Ateca Seat: your space and trunk. Which is better? And more familiar? Well, if so far in more or less the initial forecasts were met, here comes the surprise. Yes, because despite being up to 10 centimeters longer the Peugeot 3008, and also have other additional 4 cm wheelbase, the habitability then imposes Ateca Seat is superb. An entire course of utilization of space, but here we must also recognize that the interior design of the Peugeot 3008 is much more striking impeccable avant-garde, but more sober, Ateca image.

Peugeot 3008: InteriorSmall is not nearly the Peugeot 3008, always presuming to be in the top half of the class in virtually all measurements … and being here yes, very good on the inside width. But is that with Seat Ateca are talking about one of the most capable SUV segment… if not more. Inside height is commendable offers space for legs and a very good saloon to cap the whole, the good and frankly 500 liters of boot 3008 adds 30 more. Undoubtedly, a very brilliant exercise in Seat.

SPACE Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech / 130 Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI / 115
front width 145 cm 144 cm
rear width 142 cm 139 cm
front height 87-95 cm 98-104 cm
rear height 92 cm 101 cm
Legroom 73 cm 79 cm
Trunk 500 liters 535 liters

Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech vs Ateca 1.0 TSI Seat: Price

As always we close our grief SUV today with a Final price valuation both models. available Peugeot 3008 finishes Active, Allure and GT Line, and the Ateca Seat in Reference, Style and Premium Style, crossings are also clear: if we compare input levels, medium and high, difference is between 2,000 and 3,000 euros in favor always cheaper Ateca. Yes, the Peugeot 3008 always more equipment serial input from a version that already includes notice of involuntary change lanes, cruise control, climate control and light and rain sensors unlike a more limited Ateca Reference.

It’s a matter of casting accounts, consider what equipment you consider essential and whether you need to change or not automatic (the Peugeot 3008 always offers 1,800 euros more on any level, while the Seat Ateca 1.0 TSI today do not have it ), to decide. But overall, given its greater space, its lowest entry price, its good performance, remarkable agility and lower consumption, we were in this match as a winner with Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI 115 hp.

DISCOUNTED RATES (FEBRUARY 2017) Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech / 130 (between 23,700 and 28,100 euros) Ateca Seat 1.0 TSI / 115 (between 21,650 and 25,000 euros)

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