SEAT Alhambra sizes and dimensions guide

August 28, 2015 by

SEAT’s Alhambra seven-seat MPV has been extensively updated for 2015. It still shares many components with the excellent Volkswagen Sharan and is regularly commended by critics for its balance of frugality, handling and practicality.

If you’re tempted by one, read our dimensions guide to see if it’ll fit into your life. If you’re taken with its space and quality, put the SEAT Alhambra in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save.

Exterior dimensions

It’s not so surprising to discover that the Alhambra takes quite a lot of space up on the road, considering it can seat seven full-size adults. In comparison, the Alhambra is nearly 300mm longer than the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and it’s just over 100mm wider than a Volvo V40 hatchback. It’s exactly the same width, in fact, as the Audi R8 supercar.

This means it won’t be the easiest car in the world to manoeuvre in tight spaces or to park. You can get parking sensors, however, and its great visibility and light controls make wielding this big easier than you might think.

Exterior dimensions
Length 4,854mm
Width (including mirrors) 2,081mm
Wheelbase 2,919mm
Height (including roof rails) 1,740mm

Interior dimensions

There’s loads of head- and legroom for all passengers, and even the rearmost seats are spacious enough to carry two full grown adults on long journeys. This is thanks to the Alhambra’s tall, square body. It’s one of the most spacious MPVs on the market.

Interior dimensions
Front headroom 1,074mm
Second row headroom 964mm
Front legroom 866mm
Second row legroom 698mm
Second row elbow room 1,578mm
Third row elbow room 1,254mm

Luggage capacity

With all three rows of seats in place the boot carries 267 litres – about the same as a supermini. When the rearmost seats are folded, this increases to 809 litres. You can fold the second row completely flat to create a van-rivalling 2,297 litres of space. It’s not just the boot which impresses, there are loads of storage areas all over the interior for a family’s paraphernalia.

Luggage capacity
All seats up 267 litres
Third row folded 809 litres
Second and third row folded 2,297 litres

Turning circle

The SEAT has an impressive turning circle, measuring 11.9 metres kerb-to-kerb. To put that into perspective, it’s exactly the same as the much smaller BMW X3 SUV. It’s also exactly the same figure achieved by the Volkswagen Sharan, but it’s beaten by the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso by 0.6m.

Turning circle
Turning circle 11.9 metres

Fuel tank capacity

The SEAT Alhambra has a sizeable 73-litre fuel tank allowing the most efficient diesel version to cover up to 925 miles on a single tank.

Fuel tank capacity
Fuel tank 73 litres


The SEAT Alhambra’s maximum towing weight varies depending on which engine you select. For all diesel engines, the maximum braked towing capacity is 2,400kg and 2,000kg for the petrol version.


The lightest Alhambra weighs 1,755kg with the 1.4 TSI 150 engine and the heaviest is the SE Lux model with the 2.0-litre TDI 184 engine – that weighs 1,881kg.

Lightest 1,755kg
Heaviest 1,881kg

What next?

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