Seat Leon 2013 vs Volkswagen Golf 2013

Seat Leon
2013 - 2017
Volkswagen Golf
2013 - 2017
Gearbox: ManualAutomatic
Engine: 1.6 Diesel2.0 Petrol


Power: 105 HP300 HP
Torque: 250 NM380 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.7 seconds4.9 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is a more dynamic driving.
Seat Leon engine produces 195 HP less power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 130 NM less than Volkswagen Golf. Due to the lower power, Seat Leon reaches 100 km/h speed 5.8 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): no data6.9
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres55 litres
980 km with real consumption540 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)

Volkswagen Golf 2012: It has Haldex Generation V automatic proactive all-wheel drive. System analyzes input from the ABS and engine control units and can increase the pressure on the multi-plate clutch for faster activation when needed. In normal driving conditions it has 100% front to 0% rear torque split. When wheel spin is detected torque can be evenly distributed between the axles (50%/50%).


Length: 4.26 m4.28 m
Width: 1.82 m1.80 m
Height: 1.46 m1.44 m
Both cars are similar in size. Seat Leon is 1 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Golf, 2 cm wider, while the height of Seat Leon is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres343 litres
Seat Leon has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Seat Leon has 37 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf. The Volkswagen Golf may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Seat Leon is 0.7 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Golf, which means Seat Leon can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8201`980
Safety: no data

Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Seat Leon has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably better
Average price (€): 10 2008200
Pros and Cons: Seat Leon has
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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