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CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI Review

10 Jul 2023

If you’re on the hunt for a used CUPRA, then you’ll be pleased to hear that at Tangelo we have a range of used CUPRA Formentor cars in stock, each offering an exceptional compact SUV experience that embodies performance and style. Standing for Cup Racing, the CUPRA brand pays homage to SEAT’s motorsport history, and that is certainly the case for the Formentor which showcases the brand's dedication to exhilarating driving experiences, comfort, and practicality.

With its striking design, powerful engine, advanced technology, and engaging driving dynamics, the Formentor aims to carve its own path in the highly competitive SUV market. Whether you're seeking a thrilling ride or a versatile family vehicle, a used CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI offers a compelling package that caters to discerning drivers who crave performance and sophistication. To find out more, we explored the Formentor’s design, comfort and practicality, technology and driver assists, and handling, saving you the effort of researching it!

What does it look like?

The exterior design of the 2022 CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI is a striking blend of athleticism and sophistication. From the moment you set eyes on it, the Formentor commands attention with its bold and aggressive stance, meaning it stands out in a crowded SUV market by offering a design that is both distinct and elegant.

At the front, the Formentor features a unique grille that proudly bears the CUPRA badge. The grille is flanked by sleek LED headlights with a sharp and angular design, adding a touch of aggression to the SUV's face. The LED daytime running lights further enhance the Formentor's presence on the road, whilst the muscular hood and sculpted lines contribute to its sporty aesthetic, emphasizing its performance-focused character.

Moving along the side profile, the Formentor offers a coupe-like silhouette that sets it apart from traditional SUV designs. The sloping roofline gives it a dynamic and athletic appearance, while the prominent wheel arches and bold character lines further enhance its muscularity. The available alloy wheel designs, ranging from 18 to 20 inches, provide a stylish and purposeful look, emphasizing the Formentor's performance capabilities.

The rear of the Formentor continues to impress, featuring sharp LED taillights that seamlessly integrate with the overall design. The dual exhaust outlets hint at the power that lies beneath the hood, reinforcing the SUV's performance-oriented nature. The rear diffuser and spoiler add a touch of sportiness while aiding in aerodynamics and again add to the car’s purposeful appearance.  

What’s it like inside?

Similar to its exterior, the interior design of the CUPRA Formentor exudes a sense of sporty luxury and attention to detail. On entering, you'll find a driver-focused cockpit that blends high-quality materials with modern technology, creating an inviting and premium environment.

The cabin of the Formentor is thoughtfully designed, with a clear emphasis on ergonomics and comfort. The supportive sports seats offer excellent bolstering and are upholstered in high-quality materials that not only look stylish, but also provide a luxurious feel. The seating position is well-balanced, providing good visibility and putting the driver in command of the road.

CUPRA has also incorporated a range of upscale materials throughout the cabin, such as soft-touch surfaces, brushed aluminium accents, and premium leather trims. The attention to detail is evident, with meticulously crafted finishes and precise stitching. The overall fit and finish are impressive, contributing to a feeling of quality craftsmanship.

When it comes to practicality, the Formentor provides plenty of space for both front and rear passengers, with generous headroom and legroom, ensuring a comfortable ride even on longer journeys. The rear seats can be folded down to expand the cargo space, but it is worth noting that the Formentor's coupe-like silhouette limits rear visibility and compromises some cargo capacity compared to more traditionally shaped SUVs.

Technology and Driver Assists

When it comes to the technology and driver assists within the CUPRA Formentor, the list is long, and it elevates both the convenience and safety of the car. At the forefront is the high-resolution infotainment system, equipped with a user-friendly touchscreen display that integrates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This allows drivers and passengers to easily access their favourite apps, make hands-free calls, and enjoy music streaming on the go.

In terms of safety, the Formentor offers a wide range of advanced driver-assist systems, starting with Adaptive Cruise Control. This assist maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically adjusting the speed, while the Lane Keeping Assist system helps to keep the vehicle centered within the lane using gentle steering inputs. Adding to this is Autonomous Emergency Braking which uses sensors to detect potential collisions and can apply the brakes if necessary.

Parking is made effortless with the Formentor's Advanced Parking Assist which uses sensors and cameras to automatically steer the SUV into tighter parking spaces. For an enhanced driving experience, the Formentor also offers a Dynamic Chassis Control system. This allows drivers to select from different driving modes, adjusting settings such as suspension stiffness, throttle response, and steering weight. This versatility allows drivers to tailor the SUV's handling characteristics to their preferences or specific road conditions.

Performance and Handling

The CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI successfully combines the traditional qualities of an SUV with impressive and agile performance. At the heart of that success is the car’s turbocharged, two-litre, four-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 296 horsepower. Paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the Formentor accelerates with purpose, reaching 60 mph in just over five seconds.

When it comes to handling, the Formentor shines. It boasts precise steering that provides excellent feedback, allowing drivers to confidently navigate through corners and enjoy winding roads. The chassis is also well-tuned, offering a striking a balance between comfort and sportiness. Furthermore, the Formentor's braking system provides strong and reliable stopping power, instilling confidence in its ability to handle sudden stops or emergency situations.

Fuel efficiency is also commendable, considering the performance on offer. The Formentor achieves respectable fuel economy figures, making it a practical choice for daily commuting and longer journeys. Overall, the performance and handling of the 2022 CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI are exemplary. Its powerful engine, swift transmission, and agile handling make it a thrilling SUV to drive.

Find out more

With only two previous owners (both private), the used CUPRA Formentor only has 11,700 miles on the clock, meaning it’s still in excellent condition and ready to go. It won’t be due for an MOT until mid-2025 and comes with two sets of keys in top condition. To find out more about the car, then please just get in touch with our Sales Team who will be more than happy to support you. 

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