Volkswagen Golf 2003 vs Seat Leon 2000

Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Seat Leon
2000 - 2005
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 140 HP110 HP
Torque: 320 NM235 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.3 seconds10.7 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 30 HP more power than Seat Leon, whereas torque is 85 NM more than Seat Leon. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.45.1
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km5.9 l/100km
The Seat Leon is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Seat Leon, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 45 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Seat Leon.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1010 km in combined cycle1070 km in combined cycle
1220 km on highway1300 km on highway
880 km with real consumption930 km with real consumption
Seat Leon gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.20 m4.18 m
Width: 1.76 m1.74 m
Height: 1.48 m1.46 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm longer than the Seat Leon, 2 cm wider, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 350 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.9 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`9101`400
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Seat Leon has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 20001600
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
Seat Leon has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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