Comparison - SEAT Ateca Cupra 2018 - vs - Lexus ES 350 F Sport 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
38,675
Updated: 
07 Jan 2019
$
44,035
Updated: 
16 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silver Brilliant
#B5B6BB
Rodium Grey
#6F7177
Black Magic
#484848
Nevada White
#D5D6DA
Red Velvet
#A61712
Energy Blue
#13407D
Color: 
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646b3
Caviar
#2e2e2e
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4f5052
Matador Red Mica
#720d14
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#bbbdba
Ultra White
#fafafa
Atomic Silver
#abaab8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

At first that may seem faintly ridiculous, but when you look at the Venn diagram of price, proportions and performance, the Ateca lives in a little world of its own. To get vaguely comparable speed and power from any other medium-sized SUV, you’re looking at spending around £50k+ on a Porsche Macan S or an Audi SQ5.
But although it may be marooned in its own micro-sector, that doesn’t mean it has a free pass. A £40,000-ish Seat – sorry, Cupra – has a lot to prove, starting with how it drives

Pros
Hot hatch performance with SUV styling and practicality

Cons
£40k for a Seat with somewhat unconvincing branding

By: 
topgear.com

The Cupra Ateca SUV is a brilliant family car that’s fast and great to drive, but you’ll have to accept its gloomy interior and boy racer exterior complete with tuner-esque branding.

Pros
Surprisingly nimble
Fizzing performance
Still practical

Cons
Boy racer looks
Dark, gloomy interior
A VW Golf R costs less

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Lexus ES 350 Sedan models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 302 hp, depending on engine type.

Pros
Excellent ride quality, especially with the F-Sport's adaptive dampers
Surprisingly capable handling
Comfortable and mostly upscale interior for the price
Dramatically improved technology compared to the previous generation

Cons
A few interior plastics feel thin and cheap
Efficiency-first transmission doesn't match the F-Sport's character
Some controls require using the infotainment interface
Finicky infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
F Sport athleticism,
shapely sheetmetal,
gorgeous interior,
whisper quiet.

Cons
Vague hybrid steering,
leisurely standard-model dynamics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Lexus ES promises to be both sedate and sporty.

Pros
Best-looking ES ever?
F Sport looks promising
Apple CarPlay, finally!
Thrifty hybrid

Cons
No all-wheel drive
Will it really be sporty?
Infotainment controller could be complicated
Shoppers want crossover SUVs, which the ES is not

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined mpg range (l/100km) - 33.6-34.0
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
300hp
at 6 500rpm
302hp
at 6 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Lights On' warning buzzer
Multi function display
Full Link App interface
Top view camera (360º view of surroundings)
Front assist city emergency braking and pedestrian protection
Dynamic route guidance with 3D Map display and 3D emblematic buildings
SEAT Drive profile CUPRA
Progressive power assisted steering
Lights On' warning buzzer
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.20in
195.90in
Width: 
72.40in
73.40in
Height: 
63.03in
56.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.40in
Front Track: 
61.90in
Rear Track: 
60.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.50in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.50
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
54.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1499lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.01cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3549.44lbs
3649.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel warning light
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Outside temperature gauge
Illuminated glovebox

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
LED headlights
Tinted windows
Dark tinted rear windows
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver's seat
Leather upholstery
Front cupholders x 2
Driver/passenger lumbar adjustment
Front seat back storage pockets
Storage box under drivers seat
Height adjustable front headrests
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear armrest
3 height adjustable rear headrests
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absrober
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multilink axle, coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Advanced multicolour ambient light and LED interior light
Ambient lighting
Rear central air outlet
Welcome lighting
Active head restraints
Footwell illumination
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12V power point front
8 speakers
CD player
Beats audio system
10 GB hard disk
Aux-in socket
2 USB ports
High resolution colour driver display
2 additional USB ports in rear with storage net
Pioneer premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
USB connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Chrome side window trim
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Cornering front fog lights
Electric folding door mirrors
Aluminium front door sills
Aluminium roof rails
Body colour bumpers
Rear wash/wipe
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Twin chromed exhaust pipes
Chromed centre radiator grille surround
Storage compartment in roof console
Roof mounted sunglasses holder
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
19 x 8.0 in.
Wheels more: 
19" Exclusivediamond cut alloy wheel
Space saver spare wheel
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear solid disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Auto hold function
Tiredness recognition system
Automatic Post collision braking
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Predictive pedestrian protection
Anti-lock brake system
Electronic parking brake
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers knee airbag
Hill hold control
Front assist including city emergency braking
Black brake callipers with CUPRA logo
Locking wheel bolts
Central locking fuel filler cap
Perimeter alarm with interior monitoring
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
lane departure warning accident avoidance system
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Navigation Package
Navigation w/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Exterior Options: 
Triple Beam LED Headlights
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Illuminated Trunk Sill
Door Edge Film by 3M
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Hands-Free Power Open and Close Trunk
Interior Options: 
F SPORT Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Wireless Charger
F SPORT Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Net
Key Gloves w/F Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Mark Levinson Audio
Key Gloves w/Lexus Logo
10.2" Head-Up Display (HUD)
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
Power Rear Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721