Cupra Leon Review, Specs & Performance

With a Cupra Leon, you will get free delivery straight to your door, the full Cupra warranty, and road tax too. That means you don’t have to worry about all the extra details that come with buying a car. Just drive away with your brand new Cupra Leon with complete peace of mind.

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Overview of the Cupra Leon

Great 'hot hatch' offers style, Impressive performance and handling

The contract hire Cupra Leon is a great 'hot hatch' that delivers impressive levels of performance and handling. It’s a practical offering that also works as a family car.


The performance for the excellent contract hire Cupra Leon comes from a 2.0-litre petrol TSI engine producing either 245 HP or 300 HP. The engine produces torque of 370Nm, or 400Nm. That is a lot of power for a hatchback, and this is delivered via the front-wheels using a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.

For those wanting to enjoy grip and performance, the all-wheel drive version, the Cupra Leon 4Drive is probably the best bet. The engine delivers 310 HP for a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds, while fuel economy is around 35mpg.

And for those who want better economy, the Cupra Leon car lease is available as a plug-in hybrid, the e-Hybrid. Drivers get a 1.4-litre petrol TSI engine producing 150 HP and an electric motor delivering 115 HP for a combined output of 245 HP. The torque is 400Nm.

The attraction for the hybrid is that drivers get to enjoy economy of 217 mpg with emissions of 30g/km - which makes it a sound choice for company car drivers with a low Benefit-in-Kind rate. Plus, there's an electric range of 32 miles to make the commute attractive. The 0 to 62 mph sprint time is 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.

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Cupra Leon in a nutshell


The Cupra Leon car leasing range is available as either a hatchback or an estate and both versions offer nice levels of agility and handling.

The engines deliver a rewarding drive, and the interior has been well designed and is based on the latest Volkswagen Golf, though the Leon has more technology including ambient lighting. There's no doubt this is a Cupra, the sporty spin-off from SEAT, with lots of badging.

The Cupra is also a safe car with adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist and traffic sign recognition.

It is up against the likes of the VW Golf GTi and the Hyundai i30 N and offers a stylish alternative for those wanting an engaging car to drive.

There's a nice 10.0-inch digital display and various driving modes to sharpen the throttle or firm up the suspension, though never to an uncomfortable extent. The steering wheel has a flat bottom, and drivers also get smartphone compatibility, and the infotainment system is easy to use - it has voice control.

The interior has been well put together, and there's a plusher look and feel than some rivals, including the Ford Focus ST, for example. The cabin itself is spacious, even for tall adults.

Essentially, the Cupra Leon car lease offers a family vehicle with sporty good looks, nice handling and low running costs for the e-Hybrid. It is a hatchback that is certainly worth shortlisting.


Why not have a look at the Leon on the official Cupra company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing: the Ford Focus ST and the Hyundai i30 N.