Seat Alhambra Review & Ratings
- 12 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
It might not come cheap, but the Alhambra is a great people-carrier. It genuinely has space for seven adults, unlike some other mPVs where seven really means five plus two children. Sliding doors, meanwhile, make it easy to get everyone and their kit in and out. the cabin is a pleasant place to be, with its classy design and quality trim. things are a little less plush in the back, but hardy materials will stand up to everything a large family can throw at it. Standard equipment is generous; even on this entry-level S model you get alloy wheels, three-zone climate control, Bluetooth and front and rear parking sensors. the Alhambra is hugely versatile, too, with 32 rear-seat configurations and plenty of places to stow maps, snacks, wipes, games and CDs, including a drop-down roof compartment, cooled glovebox and dashboard storage.
With all seven seats in play, the 267-litre boot will manage the weekly shopping, while you’ll get at least two mountain bikes into the back with all the seats folded. Every version comes with stability control, tiredness detection and seven airbags, including full-length curtain ’bags. meanwhile, an electronic child lock for the rear doors is operated from the driver’s seat.
John and Glenys Brook, retired, Derbyshire Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Eco’ SE, ’12/12 ‘We live in the Peak District, so our Alhambra has to cope with steep hills and poor weather. We use it to transport members of our church to social events, when the two extra seats come into their own. ‘We drive 10,000 miles a year, including 1000 towing the caravan, and the car easily pulls a small trailer on trips to the dump. We mostly leave the two rear seats down, and despite the odds and ends that accumulate, there’s still plenty of space for shopping.’