The current generation of this large MPV has entered the ninth year of production and the overall impression is that it still has a lot to offer. Despite the age, the 2019 Seat Alhambra looks quite fresh and appealing, so we have no doubt that sales figures will remain stable as well. The new year-model hasn’t brought too many changes. This MPV continues in a familiar manner, delivering lots of qualities, particularly on the inside.
There is a lot of comfort inside its cabin, while the cabin quality is on a pretty high level. Under the hood, there are four familiar options, two petrol, and two diesel units. The 2019 Seat Alhambra continues as a great alternative to more expensive models like VW Sharan, Ford S-Max, and similar models. The new model is already available and the good thing is that it kept the price unchanged.
2019 Seat Alhambra Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the Alhambra rides without more important changes for years. The current generation is on the market since 2010 and we haven’t seen too many changes so far. The 2019 Seat Alhambra continues to ride on the company’s familiar B platform, the same one that is used for the VW Sharan, as well as for the previous-generation Passat. The Alhambra and Sharan have a lot of things in common, including pretty much complete mechanics. Similarities are easily notable in terms of the overall shape, where you can notice familiar proportions and overall look. Still, front ends are different, with each one following its brand’s design philosophy. During this long production cycle, we saw one major update, so the 2019 Seat Alhambra still manages to keep up with the brand’s new design language.
The aesthetics are good, but the thing that really impresses is the fact that this model still features one of the best drag coefficients in the class, despite the age. A windshield is designed in such a manner that allows a lot of airflow, while the overall aerodynamics seem quite impressive.
2019 Seat Alhambra Interior
A common thing for all MPVs is that best of their characteristics are on the inside. The 2019 Seat Alhambra is no exception. So, you can count on lots of goodies in the cabin of this one. The first thing you’ll notice is a very high level of build quality. this is one of the aspects that puts Alhambra ahead of its key rivals, Citroen Grand Picasso. Compared to the French competitor, this MPV also features more space in the third row. Surprisingly, even this row is quite spacious, so we can definitely say that this MPV is capable of accommodating 7 adult passengers. When it comes to the sound isolation, it is quite good, though diesel can be loud sometimes, especially when the vehicle is fully loaded.
As we already mentioned, the interior quality is on a pretty high level. Same refers to the dashboard, which is mostly made of quality plastics, pleasant on touch. It looks both simple and stylish at the same time, definitely leaves a good impression in terms of aesthetics. In terms of the practicality, there is a lot of storage compartments. Also, the center console features very transparent and easy to use controls. All models are equipped with a touchscreen interface, though there are also several physical buttons that make its use much easier.
When it comes to the trim level organization, it remained unchanged for this year. This means that you can count on five familiar versions. The offer starts with the base S model, which is equipped with things like 16-inch wheels, 6.5-inch touchscreen, USB port, Bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors etc.
The SE adds a fine number of standard features. Some of them are 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, power mirrors, automatic climate control etc. Rest of the trims in the offer are SE L, Style Advances and Xcellence, which are gradually adding more and more standard equipment. Keep in mind that higher trims are available with diesel engines only.
2019 Seat Alhambra Engines
As we already mentioned, there are four engine options in the 2019 Seat Alhambra. Base models are equipped with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 150 hp. Another gasoline engine in the offer is a large 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 200 horsepower. Still, the real deal starts with diesel units, which are still a better choice for large MPVs. Of course, there is a familiar 2.0-liter TDI unit. It comes in two output variants, with either 140 or 170 horsepower.
2019 Seat Alhambra Release Date and Price
On most markets, the 2019 Seat Alhambra is already available. Price has remained unchanged, so base models are available at £23,830, which transferred to dollars goes around 30.000.