Is Cupra the same as Golf?

Lighter and cheaper than the Golf, the SEAT Leon Cupra is only front-wheel drive, but it has similar underpinnings and the same engine. It develops 276bhp and 350Nm of torque. Like the Golf, this car is fitted with the DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

Is Cupra or Golf R faster?

But the Mk8 Golf feels like it’s taken a slight step back from its predecessor in terms of overall quality. On paper, the GTI Clubsport takes a narrow lead against the clock; officially, it’ll sprint from 0-62mph 0.1 seconds faster than the Cupra, taking 5.6 seconds.

Does the Leon Cupra have the same engine as the Golf R?

The Cupra Leon has the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine as the Golf, only here it’s detuned to 300hp and 400nm of torque. It also has a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, however it’s front wheel drive only.

Is Cupra a VW?

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Is Volkswagen better than SEAT?

Both incorporate similar levels of standard equipment at this price point and, as we’ve mentioned earlier, benefit from the same range of engines. The only real difference is residuals; Volkswagen models tend to hold their value slightly better than their Seat cousins, which is something worth considering.

What seat is equivalent to Golf R?

SEAT Leon ST Cupra
Squaring up to the Golf is a closely related rapid rival: the SEAT Leon ST Cupra. We’re already big fans of the five-door, which scooped Hot Hatch honours in our 2015 New Car Awards, so an estate should be even more appealing.

What is the difference between the GTI Clubsport and Cupra Leon?

However, there is a significant difference in the equipment. As standard, the Cupra Leon gets adaptive dampers, whereas these are an optional extra for the GTI Clubsport.

How does the Volkswagen Golf compare to the Toyota Leon?

As the Leon struggles a bit to transmit its power to the road, so the GTI more decisively apportions the same torque. The Golf stays true to its line as the Cupra begins to wash out; you can brake later and more confidently into bends, then accelerate sooner (and just a little bit faster, thanks to shorter gear ratios) out of them.

What makes the Cupra Leon a hot hatchback?

Inside, Cupra spruces up the standard Leon cabin with more copper highlights, a sports steering wheel and heavily bolstered front seats, although the overall look is perhaps a little plain. The encouraging discovery is that those Cupra-specific tweaks have created an engagingly playful – yet very quick – hot hatchback.

How fuel-efficient is the Volkswagen Cupra?

Officially, the Cupra manages 37.2mpg – 1mpg less the GTI – and our experience on the road suggests that you’ll be able to get quite close to those numbers in the real world. Match those economy figures and the Leon’s fuel cost will total £3,141 after 20,000 miles. The Golf will be very slightly cheaper at £3,058.