Seat It is one of the brands that has taken an interesting turn in its product range in recent years, especially on the subject of SUVs, and specifically speaking of the largest of the family, Tarraco, this week he visited us in the garage in his version FR, showing us that a family vehicle can also be fun.
As we already know, the surname FR covers only an aesthetic treatmentAs I must say, all Seat vehicles do very well and especially this one, which makes it look more attractive, dynamic and of course sporty.
A steal of glances
Of the best aesthetic attributes that we are going to find in the Seat Tarraco FR, they are definitely the small details that make a difference, starting with the side mirror housings in Matt Gray, the design of the wheels, the Camouflage color (which is also available in the Xcellence version) and of course, the new typeface that we will find on the back.
It is worth mentioning that it is also the most equipped version of the range, so we will find that the wheels are already 19 inches, has LED headlights and skulls, roof bars in cosmo gray.
Everything you need
The interior perfectly complements the exterior image, because when entering the cabin we will find various attributes that remind us of this is the sportiest version, in addition to a very complete equipment level in terms of safety and technology.
The bucket seats are extremely comfortable to have a firm handling at all times and the quality of all materials is very goodFrom leather to soft plastics, it will always be found in top-of-the-range models.
The issue of technology is undoubtedly one of the attributes on which Seat has paid special attention, starting with the digital instrument cluster that shows you in a very easy way all the necessary elements of the vehicle and various menus.
The 8-inch central screen is very intuitive and easy to use, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; also integrates a wireless charger and a Beats sound system.
At the wheel
Now, moving on to the subtlety of an SUV, but also a dynamic handling thanks to the engine under the hood is a 1.4 liters TFSI with 150 hp, 184 pound-feet of torque and a 6-speed DSG transmission. This engine is also found in the rest of the versions.
As I mentioned at the beginning, the type of handling offered by Seat Tarraco FR is very versatile, because in city transfers you will find a comfortable and good handling fuel consumption (as long as you take care of yourself), which in our case gave us a 10.2 km / l average.
Since if we are looking for a more fun driving time, we can play with all four drive modes like Sport and the paddles behind the wheel.
It is worth mentioning that like all (or most) Volkswagen Group products, we are going to find the much mentioned turbo lag when accelerating from scratch, an aspect that is noticeable at the beginning but that, with the passage of time and use, in the end you get used to it.
Finally, this model is undoubtedly an ideal product for those looking for a larger space in a reliable vehicle and dynamic in handling, perfect to get out of the routine at any time.
- The exterior and interior design is very attractive.
- Good equipment.
- Space will be good if the two-row version is chosen.
- The third row is very small.
- Consumption can affect your wallet if you don’t take care of it.
- The turbo lag.
Seat Tarraco FR
- Motor: 4 cilindros 1.4 litros TSI
- Power: 150 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- By: 184 lb-pie @ 3,500 rpm
- Transmission: 6-speed DSG
- Traction: Lead
- Brakes: Ventilated disc / disc
- Weight: 1,652 kg
- Front suspension: Independent McPherson type
- Rear suspension: Multilink axle with coil springs
- Length: 4,735 mm
- Trunk: Up to 700 liters
- Consumption in the city: 10.2 km / l
- Consumption on the road: N/D
- Combined consumption: N/D
- Tank capacity: 58 liters
- Made in: Spain
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The news Seat Tarraco FR 2021 to the test: An SUV that, rather than looking good, gives a good fight in the market was originally published in Motorpasión Mexico by Estefania Trujillo .