The Seat Arona came late to the mini SUV party (in 2017) with rival models like the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Kodiaq, BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3 all being well established in the market for several years.
Technically, the Seat Arona is closely related to the Ibiza. The platform is the same (MQB A0), but the mini SUV is also very different from the classic small car. With a length of 4.138 meters, the SUV is 8 centimeters taller than the Ibiza. In terms of height (1.552 metres), 10 centimeters are added.
The largest engine in the Seat Arona is a 1.5-liter turbo with four cylinders and 150 hp. It was in our test car. The engine has no problems with the mini SUV, which weighs only 1224kg. Instead of shifting gears, you can relax. The maximum torque of 250 Newton meters is available between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm, and the 150 hp are between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm.
The manual transmission with six gears works properly. The stick moves through the streets with sufficient speed and precision, shorter distances would be nicer, but the Arona is not a sports car.
The also helps to save you fuel as it comes with somehting Seat call 'cylinder deactivation'. With little load, the Arona shuts down two of the four combustion chambers, but as a driver you don't notice anything. Only the on-board computer betrays it with a discreet display. With a relaxed drive, he approved around 5.7 litres and was thus 0.8 litres above the manufacturer's specification of 4.9 litres.
If you are looking for the towing capacity for a Seat Arona car then we're here to help. The towing capacity is a term used to describe the maximum weight of a trailer a Seat Arona car can tow. There may be certain models of Seat Arona car that cannot be used to tow a trailer. These will be highlighted with 'N KG' in the below list of Seat Arona towing weights.
For those models of Seat Arona where towing is allowed, we have detailed the Seat Arona towing capacity for a braked trailer (this is when the trailer being towed has its own breaking system). To ensure you are both safe and legal it is really important that you check the Seat Arona towing weight limit for the car.
As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your Seat Arona, where data is available we also have also listed the Seat Arona's unbraked towing capacity.
Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the Seat Arona. If you cannot find the Seat Arona you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.
|Car Make & Model||Max Towing Weight - Unbraked||Max Towing Capacity - Braked|
|Seat Arona 1.6 TDI Automatic (70 kW/95 PS) (2020, 2021)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.6 TDI Automatic (70 kW/95 PS) (2018, 2019)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.6 TDI (85 kW/116 PS) (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.6 TDI (70 kW/95 PS) (2020, 2021)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.6 TDI (70 kW/95 PS) (2017, 2018, 2019)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.5 TSI (110 kW/150 PS) (2020, 2021)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.5 TSI (110 kW/150 PS) (2017, 2018, 2019)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI Automatic (85 kW/116 PS) (2020, 2021)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI Automatic (85 kW/116 PS) (2017, 2018, 2019)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI (85 kW/116 PS) (2020, 2021)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI (85 kW/116 PS) (2017, 2018, 2019)||1100kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI (70 kW/95 PS) (2020, 2021)||1000kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 TSI (70 kW/95 PS) (2017, 2018, 2019)||1000kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 EcoTSI Automatic (81 kW/110 PS) (2021)||1200kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 EcoTSI (70 kW/95 PS) (2023)||1000kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 EcoTSI (70 kW/95 PS) (2022)||1000kg|
|Seat Arona 1.0 EcoTSI (70 kW/95 PS) (2021)||1000kg|
The Arona refuses a little the classic SUV virtues. You don't sit particularly high and you don't drive particularly comfortably. But that is exactly what makes him special. Among the mini SUVs, the Arona is the sporty one and therefore closer to the small car than many others. But it offers more space and more prestige.
And it costs more. You can get the Seat Ibiza in the FR version with the most powerful engine for 21,955 euros - but that's no longer the 1.5-liter petrol engine with 150 hp. Seat took it out of the program at the Ibiza. Now 115 hp from a 1.0 liter turbo is the end.
That could be an argument for the Arona. Especially since the group brother VW T-Roc is a little more expensive and has less equipment. According to its premium claim, the Audi Q2 is significantly higher anyway. The competition from France (Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008) only offers weaker engines. From this point of view, the Arona, at least with the powerful petrol engine, fills a gap in which there is currently still room.