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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  • It’s a car.

    SchmangSchmang20 timmar sedan
  • who is this car finance scam selling dickhead?

    Damian TaylorDamian Taylor23 timmar sedan
  • i think the logo absolutely kills it!

    JakubJakubDag sedan
  • Have been looking at this for a few weeks now, you can get some pretty decent lease deals on it!

    John FJohn FDag sedan
  • I actually like the badge, it looks vaguely satanic.

    Mobius KleinMobius KleinDag sedan
  • Would a pushchair fit in the boot?

    Jay JayJay JayDag sedan
  • It's like a gaming car with all those sharp edges and fonts

    Stewart AbelStewart Abel2 dagar sedan
  • Ah this logo though... What is it supposed to represent even? I would prefer it with a Seat logo.

    AlexisAlexis4 dagar sedan
  • Really nice look car

    Andy GoddamAndy Goddam5 dagar sedan
  • Seriously mate. Please stop with your pre-puberty school boy sexual innuendos and childish giggles. In other words; Stop being a twat, Mat.

    Alan AshburnerAlan Ashburner5 dagar sedan
  • Logo is horrible. Looks like a Transformer toy logo 🙄

    Pacman 83Pacman 835 dagar sedan
  • En español?

    Emmanuel LopezEmmanuel Lopez6 dagar sedan
  • Looks like a CX-5

    Ahmed ShahabAhmed Shahab6 dagar sedan
  • 40 plus grand for a seat / golf is taking the p***

    Privy1 Privy12000Privy1 Privy1200010 dagar sedan
  • 4:52

    E_lxmentalE_lxmental11 dagar sedan
  • It’s a 4.9 when doing 0-100 not 0-60mph which would be 0-96

    Nozo PokeNozo Poke11 dagar sedan
  • the logo looks sick tho

    Jason DieselJason Diesel11 dagar sedan
  • For people who want some weird ass looking "sports" vehicle costing far more money than other cars built on the same platform.

    drxymdrxym11 dagar sedan
  • Cupra Formentor equals Jensen Interceptor as one of the best car names ever!

    BuildersM8BuildersM812 dagar sedan
  • I just had a test drive with this one. What a great car. I had a hard time driving back to the dealer. My only thing, I simply do not drive so much lately (we all know why), so is it smart to take a lease when you already have a paid car and so no monthly fees? If I needed to drive on daily basis, I would by it.

    Darko SolaDarko Sola12 dagar sedan
  • Remove the c in the name and replace it with s

    Skyflyer17AJSkyflyer17AJ13 dagar sedan
  • Looks like a Mazda but better

    Richard HRichard H13 dagar sedan
  • Had one for like 4 weeks ( maxed out spec wise ), the infotainment is so slow, so i returned it... and the other reason, no auxiliary heater available, its mandatory in Sweden :D

    Jesper LindJesper Lind14 dagar sedan
  • I love it🔥🔥🔥

    Guy martinGuy martin14 dagar sedan
  • To surmise; it is sort of an alternative to an A4 allroad then?..

    Corey [James] HaimsCorey [James] Haims15 dagar sedan
  • The look of a Tormentor. Oh yeah, I ment the car.

    jhndijkmanjhndijkman16 dagar sedan
  • Do they sell these with a huge discount? Because something as tacky as this really warrants it. Some one really buying these? VAG mothership trying to run SEAT to the ground?

    Mikko HiiriMikko Hiiri17 dagar sedan
  • Wait what!!4.3 seconds? THAT IS A MONSTER

    Sivanesh WaranSivanesh Waran17 dagar sedan
  • Does it go all the way in tho? Motor journalism 101

    Beat LoungeBeat Lounge17 dagar sedan
  • Amazing 🤩

    Wayne HeyesWayne Heyes18 dagar sedan
  • If only this car was a smaller body style.

    Pasta Sarmonella E-SpecialéPasta Sarmonella E-Specialé20 dagar sedan
  • Cupra logo is awesome, like from some superhero haha

    TaurusTaurus20 dagar sedan
  • When will car companies realise that there is no better feeling than wrapping your fingers around a knob?

    richiesworld1richiesworld121 dag sedan
    • That's what she said....

      Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!19 dagar sedan
  • Is that car faster than Audi S3 ? You got 4.37s with the S3.

    nati alonnati alon22 dagar sedan
  • Saying Cupra is not a Seat it's like saying Seat doesn't belong to VAG

    Gandalfwiz2007Gandalfwiz200722 dagar sedan
  • You forgot to show the power outlet in the boot. THIS IS A MASSIVE SELLER TO ME I love the my cupra thank god I bought this car

    aly wongsteraly wongster22 dagar sedan
  • I first thought you said "the race seating position of an SUV" I was like waaaat??? Than I realized "raised" ohhhhhhhh....

    Serdar AytemizSerdar Aytemiz24 dagar sedan
  • I CANNOT WAIT until i can afford to buy one of these 😭

    MrDillas1MrDillas124 dagar sedan
  • Is this the vw t rock from seat

    Sakura ZeroSakura Zero25 dagar sedan
  • as a non native english speaker, that intro was confusing as hell.

    Basti378Basti37826 dagar sedan
  • Does it have active sound?

    Nedelcho NedelchevNedelcho Nedelchev26 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Simen BakkeSimen Bakke27 dagar sedan
  • Kopija golfaR

    Siniša JakusSiniša Jakus27 dagar sedan
  • Let's just create smth new - it's an SUC, Sport Utility Coupé

    André WolffAndré Wolff28 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Sam GamblingSam Gambling29 dagar sedan
  • This car reminds me a lot of the Maserati Levante

    Vasista BodduVasista Boddu29 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Michael willisMichael willisMånad sedan
  • So it seems that the fashion is for building overstyled, ugly and enormous cars now?

    simon lloydsimon lloydMånad sedan
  • 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.

    P. T.P. T.Månad sedan
  • review the new seat alambra

    Arpandeep ChandiArpandeep ChandiMånad sedan
  • 4.3 second downhill...

    Aerick VesereuAerick VesereuMånad sedan
  • If you’re watching this video I hope you get this car and achieve all of your dreams

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

    ViktorViktorMånad sedan
  • Maybe the Badge is "RS"...

    John KaneJohn KaneMånad sedan
  • This car is awesome with a full exhaust upgrade it will sound amazing.

    zak mnszak mnsMånad sedan
  • Saving £800 on a £40k car is hardly a USP.

    Kevin JacksonKevin JacksonMånad sedan
  • The logo is cool! Space Invader-y

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

    P's GarageP's GarageMånad sedan
  • It's pretty cool tbh 😎

    Jay JayJay JayMånad sedan
  • Looks like a Mazda CX-5

    YouTubeYouTubeMånad sedan
  • I feel like saying Hail Hydra looking at that logo

    Michael HansenMichael HansenMånad sedan
  • These cars will likely depreciate heavily. Could be great secondhand buys

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

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

    Petr ŠulcPetr ŠulcMånad sedan
  • @4:06 Pay attention lesbians..

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

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

    Greg LialiosGreg LialiosMånad sedan
  • Mercedes basically already made this car lool 14-19 plate GLA

    Kyran2011Kyran2011Månad sedan
  • That logo is ATROCIOUS and AWFUL - worst logo ever made. And it's also HUGE. Shame on your Seat.

    AN D1AN D1Månad sedan
  • Is there no hybrid besides the plug-in hybrid? nah thanks

    Be Low BelowBe Low BelowMånad sedan
  • It’s the poor people’s Lamborghini Urus.

    Muhammad AwwabMuhammad AwwabMånad sedan
  • I always think of Seat as a brand no one would miss if it folded tomorrow.

    rovamotarovamotaMånad sedan
  • 0:31= Me when I see a Ford Ka

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

    Brian SteeleBrian SteeleMånad sedan
  • "A slider is harder to operate than a knob" *dam 🥲* i know that feel

    Dan LattDan LattMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Emir SunayEmir SunayMånad sedan
    • Golf r is the same

      ChrisChris27 dagar sedan
  • This is a SEAT TARRACO lol its like a full copy

    Muireann MulchroneMuireann MulchroneMånad sedan
  • Jokemobile. Sorry VW! Try again.

    ilardilardMånad sedan
  • Finally

    Harry KnoenerHarry KnoenerMånad sedan
  • That name is Awful is almost reads as fornicator

    Ahren ScholzAhren ScholzMånad sedan
  • the styling is trash

    VideosVideosMånad sedan
  • A Tiguan R review would be greatly appreciated 🤞

    Tom ArnoldTom ArnoldMånad sedan
  • 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?

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

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

    Alan FlayAlan FlayMånad sedan
  • I like the badge

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

    Dincic AlexDincic AlexMånad sedan
  • The 0-60 is very impressive, and damn the design is on point!

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyMånad sedan
  • 1:43 Cupra badge a symbol of medieval torture. Nobody expects the Spanish branded Inquisition!

    Joseph RyallJoseph RyallMånad sedan
  • Looks like a Toyota CHR

    leon isaacsleon isaacsMånad sedan
    • Looks a Gaming laptop 😄

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyMånad sedan
  • Looks like a Mazda CX-5

    Rob DRob DMånad sedan
  • 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.

    DS RaiDS RaiMånad sedan
  • I think they took the Transformers logo as an example. 😂

    Rene JansenRene JansenMånad sedan
  • Thanks for sharing! ??????

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuMånad sedan
  • looks like a mini lamborghini urus

    CHUMA FXCHUMA FXMånad sedan
  • The magic reappearing can at 6:35

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

    Alex SimonAlex SimonMånad sedan
  • So it is a better looking T-Roc

    Daniel FDaniel FMånad sedan
  • The logo looks little like one from the Shadowhunters show, of anyone's seen it

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

    James SorianoJames SorianoMånad sedan