of Cupra Leon wants to be recognized louder, hissing through his auditory canals under strain. Here, the playfulness is interpreted in a surprising way, as in the case of the cup seats and their entryways.
It requires more attention when driving straight ahead, but it also encourages you to discover the uniqueness in the axle kinematics: If you throw the VZ into a corner, the optional steering wheel follows the rear axle – strong enough to see it, balanced enough to Enjoy. Even without surfing experience. Because the rear doesn’t rock, it just stumbles, which makes the Cupra look very ambitious. And what about fuel and maintenance costs?
Our test application
Cupra offers for Leon VZ Cup has a WLTP consumption of 7.6 liters Super Plus per 100 km. He departs from this value in everyday life. We determined an average consumption of 8.4 liters, which results in a fuel cost of 15.37 euros per 100 km. The Cupra used 6.6 liters in the eco mode, while it used 8.1 liters in the passenger mode. If the Cupra was transferred in sports mode, consumption increased to 11.5 liters. Fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel prices on our partner website more fat (08/29/2022 / Super Plus: 1.83 euros/liter).
Monthly maintenance costs
If you drive resource-efficiently as we do on our eco-lap, fuel costs per 100 kilometers will be reduced to 12.08 euros. The violent movement resulted in a total of 21.05 euros. Car tax costs 223 euros per year for the Cupra, liability insurance is 350 euros. Partial and comprehensive insurance costs an additional 139 and 679 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 359 euros are paid by those who drive the Cupra 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is doubled, the total increases to 658 euros. We leave the loss of value in this calculation.
This is how it is tested
The application of automotive and sports tests consists of three applications with different weights. The so-called “passenger use” accounts for 70 percent. This is the trip from home to work, which is an average of 21 kilometers. Economically, the approximately 275-kilometer-lap length is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the driver’s lap of sports. The length is roughly the same as the circuit, but the route includes a large section of road and therefore a higher speed on average. The basis for calculating fuel costs is always the price quoted on the “more than tanken” website on the day the article was created.
Monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, parts costs and vehicle taxes based on an assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without depreciation. The basis of the calculation is the use of trials, a three-year holding period, class SF12 for liability and comprehensive insurance for Allianz including discounts for garages and restrictions for certain drivers (not under 21 years). At Allianz, SF12 offers a 34 percent discount on liability and 28 percent on comprehensive insurance.
In car and sports test use, the 52,255 euro Cupra Leon VZ with 300 hp ended up with an average value of 8.4 liters Super Plus per 100 km. This means that fuel costs for this distance are 15.37 euros. Monthly maintenance costs are 359 euros (15,000 km per year) or 658 euros (30,000 km per year).
|Cupra Leon Cupra 2.0 TSI VZ CUP|
|trunk volume||380 to 1301L|
|shift / engine||1984 cc / 4 cylinder|
|strength||221 kW / 300 hp at 5300 rpm|
|use of the test||8.4L/100km|
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