Cupra Formentor 2021 review - a Golf R in disguise?
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This is the Cupra Formentor!
It’s the first model to be released by SEAT’s performance division (at least, the first one not based on a standard SEAT!) and Mat’s got his hands on one for a truly in-depth review!
So the Formentor’s a small SUV, and if there’s one thing we’re not short of on our roads these days is small SUVs! So does the Formentor offer enough to stand out from the crowd?
Well when it comes to looks, it certainly does more than enough to stand out from the crowd! With roof spoiler and aggressive front grille, coupled with a sporty sloping roof line, we think it’s one of the best looking small SUVs around! As for performance, well the range-topping Formentor comes with a 2-litre turbo petrol under the bonnet to deliver 310hp!
So, will that be enough? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:45 Price
01:24 Exterior Design
03:23 Interior
07:47 Back Seats
09:44 Boot
11:06 Five Annoying Features
12:09 Five Good Features
13:27 Engines
14:32 Town Driving
17:42 0-60mph
18:36 Verdict
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  • Sakura Zero
    Sakura Zero

    Is this the vw t rock from seat

  • Basti378

    as a non native english speaker, that intro was confusing as hell.

  • Nedelcho Nedelchev
    Nedelcho Nedelchev

    Does it have active sound?

  • Simen Bakke
    Simen Bakke

    I gotta say I'm really starting to like this car. Hope it won't be too pricey when Cupra finally gets set up in Norway.

  • Siniša Jakus
    Siniša Jakus

    Kopija golfaR

  • André Wolff
    André Wolff

    Let's just create smth new - it's an SUC, Sport Utility Coupé

  • Sam Gambling
    Sam Gambling

    Poor guy looks like he has one eye on the teleprompter off the side of the camera and another eye looking at some ducks 3 kilometres to the right.

  • Vasista Boddu
    Vasista Boddu

    This car reminds me a lot of the Maserati Levante

  • Michael willis
    Michael willis

    Mat plugging his vag sponsors boring German barges.I noticed he didn’t try and shake the center console? What a surprise mat says shortlist a vag product again.That’s him paid.

  • simon lloyd
    simon lloyd

    So it seems that the fashion is for building overstyled, ugly and enormous cars now?

  • P. T.
    P. T.

    I saw this car a few days ago for the first time in my life. I see it everyday I go to work. I thought this has to be some kind of sport crossover with such agressive look, plus pretty rare because of another country licence plates. Had no idea this is Volkswagen.

  • Arpandeep Chandi
    Arpandeep Chandi

    review the new seat alambra

  • Aerick Vesereu
    Aerick Vesereu

    4.3 second downhill...

  • الحقيقة

    If you’re watching this video I hope you get this car and achieve all of your dreams

  • Viktor

    Please compare what you get for a MINI Cooper S JCW 2017 WITH a MINI Cooper S 2022 🙀💪🏽🚘

  • John Kane
    John Kane

    Maybe the Badge is "RS"...

  • zak mns
    zak mns

    This car is awesome with a full exhaust upgrade it will sound amazing.

  • Kevin Jackson
    Kevin Jackson

    Saving £800 on a £40k car is hardly a USP.

  • Andy B
    Andy B

    The logo is cool! Space Invader-y

  • P's Garage
    P's Garage

    I really like everything about this car! Cupras way of styling it, the interior, this color on the interior and the logo 🤩👌🏽

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay

    It's pretty cool tbh 😎

  • YouTube

    Looks like a Mazda CX-5

  • Michael Hansen
    Michael Hansen

    I feel like saying Hail Hydra looking at that logo

  • Allosaurus Fragilis
    Allosaurus Fragilis

    These cars will likely depreciate heavily. Could be great secondhand buys

  • Groaznic

    Mat to his crew: "Guys is this a Tucson? No?" Turns to the camera: "Wooooow guys what a great car this one is!"

  • Petr Šulc
    Petr Šulc

    it is 15 modes, Matt. Same as all new VW group models.

  • LibertyPLtd

    @4:06 Pay attention lesbians..

  • LibertyPLtd

    @2:05 - Jimmy Saville with a child, behind closed doors.

  • Greg Lialios
    Greg Lialios

    The pricey humor minimally shade because hole unquestionably satisfy afore a adaptable ikebana. sweet, likeable tile

  • Kyran2011

    Mercedes basically already made this car lool 14-19 plate GLA

  • AN D1
    AN D1

    That logo is ATROCIOUS and AWFUL - worst logo ever made. And it's also HUGE. Shame on your Seat.

  • Be Low Below
    Be Low Below

    Is there no hybrid besides the plug-in hybrid? nah thanks

  • Muhammad Awwab
    Muhammad Awwab

    It’s the poor people’s Lamborghini Urus.

  • rovamota

    I always think of Seat as a brand no one would miss if it folded tomorrow.

  • mmm

    0:31= Me when I see a Ford Ka

  • Brian Steele
    Brian Steele

    Most of the cupras look better than their Audi equivalents, but boring part of my brain says in geeky voice ‘residual prices..’

  • Dan Latt
    Dan Latt

    "A slider is harder to operate than a knob" *dam 🥲* i know that feel

  • Emir Sunay
    Emir Sunay

    The only really annoying thing about this car is that it does not have a hood/bonnet damper and instead that yellow plastic arm from 10 years ago 13:45.

    • Chris

      Golf r is the same

  • Muireann Mulchrone
    Muireann Mulchrone

    This is a SEAT TARRACO lol its like a full copy

  • ilard

    Jokemobile. Sorry VW! Try again.

  • Harry Knoener
    Harry Knoener


  • Ahren Scholz
    Ahren Scholz

    That name is Awful is almost reads as fornicator

  • Videos

    the styling is trash

  • Tom Arnold
    Tom Arnold

    A Tiguan R review would be greatly appreciated 🤞

  • Andy Oldham
    Andy Oldham

    5 days to go till I get mine, great review and helped me to choose, any info on the v2 dsg 1.5tsi as that is what I opted for?

  • Puff

    Uhhh....I think Cupra might be hearing from Infiniti's design team about this one lol. QX50 much?

  • Alan Flay
    Alan Flay

    What was that you said 🤷‍♂️🧐 the Cupra foomanchoo ? 😂😂😂


    I like the badge

  • Dincic Alex
    Dincic Alex

    hey Mat you forgot 2.5 tfsi engine of cupra formentor vz5 with 390hp

  • sehhi vooty
    sehhi vooty

    The 0-60 is very impressive, and damn the design is on point!

  • Joseph Ryall
    Joseph Ryall

    1:43 Cupra badge a symbol of medieval torture. Nobody expects the Spanish branded Inquisition!

  • leon isaacs
    leon isaacs

    Looks like a Toyota CHR

    • sehhi vooty
      sehhi vooty

      Looks a Gaming laptop 😄

  • Rob D
    Rob D

    Looks like a Mazda CX-5

  • DS Rai
    DS Rai

    It looks good and more attractive without the Seat badge for those who care about that. Not having just knobs for regularly used functions such as heating is a bit annoying though especially when you’re driving.

  • Rene Jansen
    Rene Jansen

    I think they took the Transformers logo as an example. 😂

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu

    Thanks for sharing! ??????


    looks like a mini lamborghini urus

  • Matthew Cornish
    Matthew Cornish

    The magic reappearing can at 6:35

  • Alex Simon
    Alex Simon

    What's up with that name, though...? "Ay man, what car are you buying? - a formentor......."

  • Daniel F
    Daniel F

    So it is a better looking T-Roc

  • Duke Amarasena
    Duke Amarasena

    The logo looks little like one from the Shadowhunters show, of anyone's seen it

  • James Soriano
    James Soriano

    Shortlist? He loved most aspects of the car, I thought he’d recommend people to just go right ahead and buy it.

  • Moto-Pasje Kamila
    Moto-Pasje Kamila

    I have driven the new Cupra Leon plugin and it is rubbish! Terrible car! Terrible fuel economy! Terrible performance. The only reasonable Formentor is the one You are testing 2.0TSI 310HP - I've also had one in my test here in Poland. The test is on my SLtoos channel. Great test as always! Cheers!

  • Ce1es

    This tor is for men I suppose

  • Skemeth

    The interior screams "3008 RIPOFF!"....that infotainment position and angle, this two layers dashboard, those air vents, this big central console... everything like peugeot 3008, but uglier and with cheaper materials

  • John White
    John White

    Love the look of this car and beautiful inside too, would love one of these 👌😁

  • Georgi Georgiev
    Georgi Georgiev

    Love the car! Great review!

  • Dennis Sågström
    Dennis Sågström

    Looks a Gaming laptop 😄

  • Ditebogo Rangwato
    Ditebogo Rangwato

    Front end and side profile looks like the Volvo V60 just with more aggressive lines

  • Cemal Sonat Alicik
    Cemal Sonat Alicik

    This car looks like a gaming pc

  • Ashish Joseph
    Ashish Joseph

    This car reminds me of the Lexus UX, it sometimes a jacked up hatchback, sometimes a small SUV.

  • Tiago Filipe
    Tiago Filipe

    So... I remember seeing this car getting tested on the Nurburgring with the 5 cylinder from the RS3, guess it did not make it to the production version, that is a shame...

  • Mikijs Mauss
    Mikijs Mauss

    4.3.... WOW!

  • John ‘Juice’ Shipper
    John ‘Juice’ Shipper

    It looks like the badge of an off-brand RGB gaming mouse.

  • junior minott
    junior minott

    the badge reminds me more of transformers

  • 50shadesmixrace

    Check my channel

  • Snapshots

    Really it's very nice car

  • Othniel Sarpong
    Othniel Sarpong

    As always... I’m gonna launch it

  • Maiuran R
    Maiuran R

    what's that Phone Model

  • The Real Senad Imsirovic
    The Real Senad Imsirovic

    SEAT = SAYAT...related to the accent... 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Calin cALIN
    Calin cALIN

    The Fermenter :))

  • андрей ааа
    андрей ааа

    Cupra is VAG.

  • Mikail Absa
    Mikail Absa

    I would close my eyes and buy this car.

  • Alexander Hotenpow
    Alexander Hotenpow

    Ads 😩

  • LuciTulcea

    Seat Tormentor!

  • J. Matthias v. d. Wal
    J. Matthias v. d. Wal

    Weren't they planning to bring a 5 cylinder version of this?

  • Isser Digan
    Isser Digan

    It looks like a Mazda CX30.. 😂😂

  • Vasilije

    This segment is so saturated that I thought I was looking at Mazda’s CX-30 or Toyota C-hr 🤷‍♂️

  • Bad Drivers Of The Illawarra
    Bad Drivers Of The Illawarra

    Can we please stop with these dopey climate controls? Dials or buttons work just fine.

  • Nikos Liolios
    Nikos Liolios

    do an rx8 matt

  • ChilledStriker

    i seriously thought this was a Mazda CX-30

  • Arvin S Anolin
    Arvin S Anolin


  • Mark Dutton
    Mark Dutton

    So is Cupra VW's way of "not spending any more money developing ICE", while still developing ICE?

    • VolvoMetal

      What? They have the T-roc, same car. Cupra is just SEAT's sports brand. This is a more sporty facelifted ateca.

  • Lance Vance Dance
    Lance Vance Dance

    I know they advertise CARWOW comparison site extensively and I did shop around back in summer using their app - found what I thought was a great deal on a Cupra 300. I rang a few main dealers and their price worked out thousands cheaper than CARWOW. Just to show you that you don't know what you don't know.

  • Aurimas Lab
    Aurimas Lab

    Nice looking car. Better looking than vw offered range.

  • T1mon Gaming
    T1mon Gaming

    Isn‘t it going to get a 5 cylinder too?

  • Zeeshan Qureshi
    Zeeshan Qureshi

    MG HS review please

  • luka kamoni
    luka kamoni

    Am still cofnused 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Pholela Mapeyi
    Pholela Mapeyi

    this is really nice... ....really really nice

  • CristiBB GG
    CristiBB GG

    THE back of car look a little bit like a Mazda

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