Seat Alhambra 1996

This generation of Seat Alhambra has been produced from September, 1996 to July, 2000. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Seat is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.0 litres and power of from 116 to 150 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 90 to 110 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Seat Alhambra 1996 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 9.9 to 11.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.4 to 7.7 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Seat Alhambra 1996 petrol engine version is Seat Alhambra 2.0i, consuming 9.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Seat Alhambra 1996 diesel - Seat Alhambra 1.9 TDi for 100 kilometers consumes 6.4 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Seat Alhambra real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Seat Alhambra modification.

Seat Alhambra 1996 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 236 to 270 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 171 to 206 grams per kilometer. From Seat Alhambra with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Seat Alhambra 2.0i which produces an average of 236 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Seat Alhambra diesels least CO2 distributes Seat Alhambra 1.9 TDi - 171 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 12 seconds has Seat Alhambra 1.8i 20V Turbo version, conversely the tardiest one is Seat Alhambra 1.9 TDi reaching this speed only in 19.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 194 km/h for the 1.8 petrol 150 hp version (Seat Alhambra 1.8i 20V Turbo).

Lenght of Seat Alhambra is 462 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Seat Alhambra is about 15 cm longer than Opel Zafira. Seat Alhambra gross weight is from 1800 to 2000 kg (depending on modification), which is about 13 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Seat is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1500 €. According to user reviews, average Seat Alhambra repair costs are 200 € per year. Users calculated Seat Alhambra 1996 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.36 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Seat Alhambra for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Seat Alhambra prices and costs.

Seat Alhambra modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Seat Alhambra 1998 1.8i 20V Turbo Jul 1998 — Jul 2000

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 12 seconds

1.8 Petrol 150 HP 10.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Seat Alhambra 2000 1.8i 20V Turbo Jan 2000 — Jul 2000

Most powerfull petrol version (150 HP)

1.8 Petrol 150 HP - Automatic (4)
Seat Alhambra 1996 1.9 TDi 1.9 Diesel 90 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Seat Alhambra 1997 1.9 TDi Sep 1997 — Jul 2000

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Seat Alhambra 1998 1.9 TDi Jan 1998 — Jul 2000

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Seat Alhambra 1996 2.0i

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 116 HP 9.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Seat Alhambra 1996 2.0i 2.0 Petrol 116 HP 11.5 l/100km Automatic (4)

Seat Alhambra prices

Seat Alhambra 1996 - 2000 minivan price in Latvia is from 500 € to 4700 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Seat Alhambra price is above average (compare minivans 1996 - 2000 prices).

Seat Alhambra 1997 price 800 € 2100 € 4700 €
Seat Alhambra 1996 price 500 € 900 € 1300 €

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Seat Alhambra reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Seat Alhambra reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of 35 percent of Seat Alhambra of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Seat Alhambra 1996 features (options)

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Roof bars (railings)
Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Climate control
Cruise control
Auxiliary heating

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Seat Alhambra reviews

Total 5 Seat Alhambra owner reviews

Seat Alhambra 2000 Diesel 2 litres, Manual gearbox
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Purchase year:2010 age of car 10 years)Owned for300`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption:6.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs:1655 € (~ 331 € per year)
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