2020 Seat Tarraco is part of the Volkswagen Group’s 7-seater SUV. The Spaniard logically shares his platform with Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq in particular. How is it different? You are given some keys, after trying it in the vicinity of Martorell, the stronghold of the builder.
2020 Seat Tarraco Exterior
There is sometimes a gap between the reality of the photo, that of the salons, then the street. 4.74 m, it still takes a little space when it comes to thinking about parking. But the Tarraco does it with a certain elegance, as evidenced by the chrome grille and the sharp look. Moreover, it is generally on this point that it differs from the Ateca.
The profile is almost identical to that of Tiguan Allspace. The rear does not deny the kinship relationship with other models of the Volkswagen brand and group. Like the red band that connects the two blocks of lights like some Audi models, but without lighting up. There are no more bulbs, LED technology has taken full power for the light.
2020 Seat Tarraco Interior – 7 seats, state of the art equipment
Inside, the modern presentation is clearly in keeping with the times. A banner running along the dashboard even gives it a touch of chic. Seat has simplified life on board, with a large screen in a floating position, where we sail for everything related to GPS and entertainment technologies at the top level.
Below the air conditioning controls, then around the selector of the automatic gearbox, the controls relating to driving. Behind the wheel, we find another color screen, configurable according to our desires. At rank 1 and 2, nothing to say in terms of available space. Obviously, the occupants of the 6th and 7th seats will not necessarily be of the same opinion, but we have seen much worse in the matter. Load side, 760l in 5 seats and 1,920 folding all rear seats.
2020 Seat Tarraco Specs
Under our hood, the 2.0 TSi of 190 horses. The figure implies the power under the right foot which turns out to be the case when you push the right pedal right. However, it lacks a chouïa punch to strengthen the impression of watts in number in the engine. It’s hard to say if it seems to be due to overall weight or anti-pollution standards. A bit of both maybe.
Do not worry, it will still be enough to not be limited in most situations where we must appeal to the cavalry. The 7-speed DSG automatic transmission does the job, no more, and we regret it. The level of automatic boxes has improved for everyone, but that of the Seat seems a little marked the pace. This does not spoil the picture, but it is doing well, or better elsewhere now.
On the highway, 2020 Seat Tarraco is imperial by its comfort and its soundproofing. The terminals can be aligned without fear, with the reinforcement of driving aids that make life easier behind the wheel. We expected nothing less, we are reassured on this point. When it comes to approaching more secondary roads, he is surprised by the control of his roll. The consistent direction gives a nice feeling of mastery.
For all that, he will show his limits to whoever wants to lead him like a Fangio. As surprising as it may sound, he does not like sports. This open door depressed, failing to be as dynamic as the best, it is rather reassuring in terms of behavior. It can even get off the beaten track without too much trouble thanks to its 4X4 technology but do not try the TT course cut for a Land Rover either.
Price Start From $37,683, the 2020 Seat Tarracoticks many boxes, almost all. Regarding the rates, it scares even a few of his classmates. As often, it displays a price/equipment more interesting than others, without sacrificing technologies.