The SEAT Tarraco has been awarded Large Family Car of the Year and Best Seven-Seater in the Parkers’ New Car Awards 2021!
The Parkers New Car Awards returned for 2021 to reflect findings from their teams’ expert reviewers in what has been a turbulent year within the car industry.
63 cars, vans, pickups and services were shortlisted, including new car awards categories that have been specially added this year to reflect ever changing buying habits of Parkers customers, including Best Small and Best Large Electric Car, as well as Best Electrified Van.
Here’s what Parkers had to say about the winning vehicle for each category:
Large Family Car of the Year
"When your family grows, your lifestyle changes – whether you’re thinking of the number of seats, or room in the boot. So, if you’re thinking of a large saloon, hatchback, estate or SUV, there’s an almost unlimited number of options. Our winner, the SEAT Tarraco, manages to combine the needs of a large family and the keen driver perfectly, and do so at an impressively low price."
"Fresh from its trim and spec updates for 2020, the SEAT Tarraco has emerged as the large SUV to buy if you're looking for an unbeatable combination of good value, smart styling and the option of seven seats. And this makes it the winner of our Best Large Family Car award. We love the way SEAT has tuned the Tarraco's steering and suspension to make this large SUV handle and drive like a smaller, sportier car. It's also stylish inside and out. Where the Tarraco really excels, however, is with its low prices and excellent finance, which put this substantial car within the reach of so many families."
"With two or more children, maybe one or two of their friends, plus the grandparents, the practical benefits of a seven-seater car are clear. But there’s no reason why you should be landed with an old-school beast of burden that's dull to drive and stripped of equipment if you’re looking to haul people and their luggage. The car that fits that bill the best? The SEAT Tarraco – our 2021 Seven-Seater of the Year."
"The impressively affordable SEAT Tarraco is our Best Seven-Seater for 2021 thanks to its great-value finance, generous equipment and overall value for money. But don't think that this is a car recommended on purely rational grounds – the Tarraco is excellent to drive, with keen steering and handling, and sprightly performance from the more powerful models in the range. So, it's a good SUV, but it's also a highly competent seven-seater – and although it lacks some of the legroom in the rear row that you get in the other models on this list, it does cost a fraction of the amount, and therefore takes a well-deserved win."