Comparison - Seat Arona FR 2018 - vs - Ford Focus Active ST 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
26,806
Updated: 
24 Apr 2018
£
29,495
Updated: 
14 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
5-speed Manual
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3
Color: 
Frozen White
#DBDBDD
Magnetic
#7D7C7F
Chrome Blue
#5E7588
Race Red
#C71C11
Metropolis White
#B1ADA9
Ruby Red
#A01121
Shadow Black
#353537
Moondust Silver
#AEB0B4

Expert Reviews

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Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

The Ford Focus stands out as the best driver’s car in the class, with handling that truly entertains. It's complemented by a fine ride that almost matches a Volkswagen Golf for comfort and passenger space very nearly on a par with the Skoda Octavia. It's mainly the iffy interior quality and slightly lacklustre performance that mark it down.

Pros
Class-leading handling
Supple ride
Roomy rear seats

Cons
Mediocre performance
Golf is better equipped
Octavia has a much bigger boot

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Appealing looks
Value for money
Still great to drive

CONS
No electrified versions
1.0-litre petrol can feel strained
Seating position won't satisfy everyone

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined Fuel Consumption (WLTP) 50.4 mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
Cylinders: 
3
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
272ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
85hp
at 5 500rpm
188hp
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
35.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
More in Convenience: 
Electric Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
162.90in
173.10in
Width: 
70.00in
72.60in
Height: 
61.10in
58.40in
Ground Clearance: 
6.40in
Front Track: 
59.10in
62.30in
Rear Track: 
58.50in
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2667.00lbs
2971.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Blind Spot Detection
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS