The SEAT Tarraco is an impressive SUV that is back with a face lift for 2021. With seven seats, a sporty vibe, and more equipment this model shares components with its sibling: the Skoda Kodiaq. However, the Tarraco is the sportier twin thanks to its sharper styling and more engaging handling. It is a do anything, go anywhere, lifestyle statement that has a premium feel.
Flexible and practical
The Tarraco is whatever you need it to be with the Drive Profile feature one element that makes it so flexible. This system adjusts the response of the steering, throttle, and automatic transmission to suit your preferences and the road conditions. Pick from Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Individual. All-wheel-drive models have extra options to help tackle tough terrain.
This SUV also has seven seats so there is plenty of room for family, friends, and colleagues to share sporty adventures. The third row folds into the boot’s floor when not needed. There is plenty of luggage space, too. Capacity is 230 to 1,775 litres depending how many seats are upright. If yet more space is required, sports equipment can be easily carried on the roof bars.
The SE trim is entry level and has new features for 2021. SEAT Connect is one of the highlights. Among other things, you can confirm where the vehicle is parked with an app on your phone. Handy if you forget. You can also remotely lock and unlock the vehicle from the app. Remote access is useful in many scenarios. You might let a friend retrieve a bag from your boot, for instance.
The SE now has adaptive cruise control, too. Whereas standard cruise control simply maintains your chosen speed, adaptive automatically accelerates and decelerates to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead. The SE also has a digital cockpit that makes it feel premium, rear parking sensors and alloy wheels.
The SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE, and XCELLENCE Lux complete the range. Every trim is nicely equipped and more expensive models have remarkable features. Highlights include the top view camera that provides a 360 degree aerial view of the surroundings. This is most helpful when manoeuvring in tight areas.
The Tarraco has sporty styling in every form. The SE has a purposeful stance, a bulging bonnet that suggests it is powerful, cat-like headlamps and also comes with fresh alloy wheels. Higher-spec models add further touches. The FR has a roof spoiler, sports bumper, twin exhaust, and sports seats. The FR Sport also has tinted rear windows that look sharp. Every model in the range has its own look.
There is a choice of powerful petrol and diesel engines which look set to make the new edit an even more exciting drive. The engines are fuel-efficient to minimise running costs and it's also safe. Euro NCAP crash tested it then awarded a maximum five-star rating.
Prices start from only £30,080 and keep your eyes peeled for our review coming up soon.