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NEW Seat Arona and Ibiza 2021 review: now better value than ever

The new Arona and Ibiza have been updated for 2021 and while it looks like nothing has changed on the outside, some of the upgrades might just tempt you to put in an order. So what’s changed? With the Arona, you now get new bumper designs with integrated fog lights, a new grille, reworked rear bumper and LED headlights all around. The Ibiza, meanwhile, gets the LEDs and allegedly a new bumper, though we can’t really tell the difference. But the big upgrade is the new touchscreen display in the centre of the dashboard on both models, which comes with Seat’s latest infotainment software. You can also get a digital cockpit and there are plenty of new semi-autonomous driving modes to choose. Is now a good time to pick up an Arona or Ibiza?

YesAuto Score:

74/ 100

This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car.

YesAuto’s exhaustive evaluation criteria considers every aspect of a car in terms of how it stacks up against rival models in the same class only. Below are the areas every car is judged and scored out of 10 on, each contributing to an overall score out of 100:

  • Interior quality and design
  • Interior tech
  • Interior space
  • Boot space
  • Engine performance
  • Engine economy
  • Ride and comfort
  • Handling
  • Driving and safety tech
  • Fit for purpose

Electric cars are scored out of 10 in the following areas instead of performance and economy:

  • Battery and motor
  • Range and charging