What is the Cupra Formentor?

Allow me to introduce the Cupra Formentor, the second SUV brought to you by Seat’s performance offshoot Cupra.

First things first, let’s clarify that the Formentor is not a Seat. It never was and never will be. Check out the differences here.

It proudly wears the Cupra badge, representing Seat’s distinct and electrifying sports division. So, if you believed that all Cupras were merely rebranded Seats, prepare to have your notion shattered by this captivating ‘coupe-SUV’.

Now, let’s talk about its predecessor, the impressive Cupra Ateca. While it excelled in speed and manoeuvrability, its appearance didn’t deviate much from the regular Seat Ateca—however, the Formentor ventures into an entirely different realm in terms of aesthetics and performance.


What makes it different from a SEAT?

Beneath its sleek and sharply defined exterior, the Formentor shares the same fundamental components as the versatile Seat Ateca and even the renowned VW Golf. These include a common chassis, shared gearboxes, and the latest touchscreen infotainment system from the brand-new and highly impressive Leon hatchback.

However, the Formentor distinguishes itself by being longer and lower than the everyday Ateca, resulting in a more muscular and commanding presence. Its physical appearance is genuinely captivating; in a class where appearance plays a significant role, the Formentor’s attractive looks are bound to contribute to its success.

Cupra Formentor Engine

If you’ve seen the racy advertisements, the Formentor’s engine selection isn’t as sporty as expected. The range starts with a 148bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that’s familiar with other Volkswagen products, up next, there is a 187bph, 2.0-litre unit.

For eco-conscious people, the Formentor offers a plug-in hybrid configuration available in two power variants. It combines a 1.4-litre turbo engine with an electric motor, generating either 201bhp or 242bhp output. Referred to as the E-hybrid, this setup allows for an estimated electric-only range of 31 miles.

If environmental concerns are not your primary focus, the range-topping option is a powerful 306bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that drives all four wheels.

How much is the Cupra Formentor?

Let’s say… they’re not cheap!

The Formentor offers a total of six trim levels to choose from. The entry-level options are V1 and V2, providing a solid starting point. Moving up, we have the VZ1, VZ2, and VZ3 trims, which offer a more enticing and satisfying experience. And finally, there’s the exclusive VZ Edition, a limited edition treat with only 100 units allocated for the UK.

There has been a slight increase in pricing, with the range starting at just over £30,000 for the V1 trim. The prices gradually climb, reaching a notable £46,210 for the powerful 310bhp VZ3 trim. It’s safe to say that the price range offers a broad spectrum to cater to different preferences and budgets.

How much is a second-hand Cupra Formentor?

According to AutoTrader, a used Cupra Formentor can range from £25,000-£30,00 depending on trim, engine size and mileage.  

Marsh’s Review:

The Cupra Formentor is an excellent car for those willing to spend generously. However, for those looking to be more budget-conscious, opting for a well-selected trim or considering purchasing a second-hand model to avoid breaking the bank is recommended.

The Cupra Formentor presents a captivating and commanding option in the world of SUVs. With its distinct design, powerful engine choices, and the availability of plug-in hybrid variants, it offers a range of options to suit different preferences and needs. However, it’s important to note that the Formentor has a higher price tag, so selecting a good trim or considering a second-hand purchase can help prevent overspending. Overall, the Cupra Formentor is an excellent choice for those willing to invest in a stylish and performance-driven SUV.

Ready to get behind the wheel?

Ready to experience the thrill of driving a Cupra Formentor? Don’t let the price tag hold you back. Marsh offers flexible and competitive car finance options to make your dream a reality. Whether you’re looking to purchase a brand-new Formentor or explore the second-hand market, our expert team is here to guide you through the financing process. Apply for car finance with Marsh today and get one step closer to getting behind the wheel of your very own Cupra Formentor. Let us help you turn your automotive aspirations into a tangible and exhilarating reality.

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