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   Editor Review
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Facelift - Cupra Ateca 2020 2.0 TSI DSG (A)
18 Dec 2020  |  CUPRA Reviews
Beyond just cosmetic changes, it is the obvious attention to small details that elevate the facelifted Cupra Ateca and bestows it a clear identity.
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Facelift (What's New)
New front grille with dark aluminium detailing
New steering wheel with progressive steering
9.2-inch infotainment system running a new look interface
Full link smartphone wireless integration
Bucket seats upholstered in Petrol Blue leather
0.3 seconds faster from zero to 100km/h
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   Consumer Reviews of CUPRA Ateca
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OVERALL RATING
 
2 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
5/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
5/5 Engine Performance
5/5
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2 Reviews

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CandyCruz
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0 forum posts Joined on 26-Aug-2014
Look nowhere else!  Posted on 06 Nov 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Review
It was a dream and now a reality: sub 5secs 0-100 in SUV body at <$200k when COE was like 50k. Massive value in Sg, from 2L engine which perform better than many fellow 2L and other bigger cap engines. Really fast from standstill and while on-the-move, once you understand DSG behavior. Typical fast looking cars respect you and slow down for you... Or was it because you are just faster?

Best value for a performance. Need a tesla for comparable value for performance, but it's not an SUV - less practical and you have to live with the hassle of moving your car out of the charging station at night if you don't live in landed.

It's both a family car and a performance car. The many driving modes available is great, and to my surprise i'm already satisfied with 'Comfort' mode 95% Of the time, the tamest it has. After dropping your kids at school, drive it like a performance SUV it deserves! Don't ask about the fuel consumption when you ride this beast - it's like asking around for free petrol vouchers when you drive a mers or bimmer (edit: i was reminded that many actually do this though, including saving the $1.20 carpark fee by stopping roadside with hazard lights on).

Car is well-equipped. Interior is dark but space is ample. Sunroof version makes interior feels more spacious, just not my choice. Bronze highlights may not be for everyone, but suits my taste. Auto-tailgate by foot activation, seat warmer, tire pressure monitoring, surround audio system, interior ambient LED... May not be features others think as important but I love it. Connectivity with both android and apple are available too.

What I like
Sleeper
Space
Unstrained acceleration from standstill
Exhaust tone is already great (and could be better with Akrapovic as another review points out)
More performance potential to be unlocked (hopefully Sg Cupra brings in ABT upgrade)
Bucket seat by default, how rare!
360 deg camera
Less frequent servicing required than other cars

What I do not like
Waiting for AD to unleash upgrades on performance and exhaust (wonder if it will ever come to our shore!)

Stevenchia1990
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1 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 03-Oct-2020
Performance comes with an amazing value  Posted on 19 Dec 2020
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Here's my review of the car after 3 days of driving.

Design
With this new version vs the previous version, I love the new matte rims and the light blue bucket seats. The front facade of the car looks more aggressive with the new styling

Feature
I rely heavily on using Waze for my daily drive and Youtube music. The wireless android auto connection is a nice feature as the Bluetooth automatically connects my phone with the system once I'm in the car. Thumbs up for the Beats sound system which delivers good sound quality with deep bass. There's no sound distortion even at high volumes.

The Adaptive cruise control function is especially useful when driving on the expressway during peak hour while the park assist function is useful when parallel parking in tight spaces

Drive
Put the car into Cupra mode and the car transforms into a beast with nice pops and crackle when you step on the pedal. The torque of the car is amazing as the car literally pushes you right into your seat. For daily drive, the comfort mode on the drive setting makes the car very easy to live with as the suspension is softer and power delivery is not as intense.

At this price point, there's really no other cars to consider that offers so much performance at such a price point.

What I like
1) The incredible value that offers so much performance and features at such a price point
2) I have curious people coming up to me and asking me what car this is and how it is like to drive. Good if you are an attention seeker.
3) A car that is easy to drive while you go about doing your daily routine and the ability to transform into a beast with a just a turn of the dial

What I do not like
1) Not fitted with Akrapovic exhaust and Brembo brakes

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CUPRA Ateca
4.5 stars - based on 2 reviews