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2005 Seat Leon vs. 2008 Seat Altea

To start off, 2008 Seat Altea is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Seat Leon would be higher. At 1,968 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Seat Altea is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Seat Altea (168 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 2005 Seat Leon. (154 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Seat Altea should accelerate faster than 2005 Seat Leon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Seat Altea weights approximately 76 kg more than 2005 Seat Leon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Seat Altea (350 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Seat Leon. (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2008 Seat Altea will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Seat Leon.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 2008 Seat Altea
Make Seat Seat
Model Leon Altea
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 1968 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 215 km/hour 208 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.2 seconds 8.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 1452 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5 L/100km 6.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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