VW T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq and S eat Arona: The Volkswagen Group has now completed its small MQB-based SUV trio. The Spaniard plays the role of the youthful, extroverted representative and, thanks to its lower body shape, appears a bit more dynamic than the platform siblings. When it comes to the drive, of course, he agrees with the T-Cross and the Kamiq: A 999 cubic centimeter, turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine generates 115 hp and transfers a maximum of 200 Newton meters to the front wheels. A manual six-speed gearbox manages the power.
Our test consumption
The average consumption of the Seat calculated according to the NEDC Arona 1.0 TSI FR is 5.1 liters of premium gasoline. In the test round, however, auto motor und sport determined a fuel consumption of 6.8 liters. Means: The fuel costs for the route are 9.04 euros. The small SUV only consumed 5.3 liters on the particularly economical Eco lap. In contrast, the Arona treats itself to 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers when it comes to sports. As always, the database for calculating fuel costs is provided by the current fuel prices on our partner portal more -tanken.de .
Monthly maintenance costs
Ecologically-minded drivers pay 7.04 euros for the fuel for a 100-kilometer route. Sporty drivers, on the other hand, cost 11.83 euros. The vehicle tax for the Seat Arona 1.0 TSI FR costs 100 euros , the liability insurance costs 260 euros. Partially comprehensive insurance costs an additional 75 euros, while fully comprehensive insurance costs 194 euros. The monthly operating costs for an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers amount to 217 euros. If you drive twice as many kilometers, the amount increases to 402 euros. The loss of value is not considered in this calculation as a very individual variable.
This is how testing is done
The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption trips. 70 percent is what is known as “commuter consumption”. This is a journey from home to work, which measures an average of 21 kilometers. A particularly economical 275-kilometer eco lap makes up 15 percent of the score. The remaining 15 percent are allotted to the sports driver group. The length is roughly the same as the eco-lap, but the route guidance contains a larger proportion of the motorway and therefore higher average speeds. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted by the portal 'more refueling' from the day the item was created.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes for an assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without Depreciation. The calculation is based on test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). SF12 means a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for fully comprehensive insurance at Allianz.