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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  • Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé
    Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé16 timer siden

    If only this car was a smaller body style.

  • Taurus
    TaurusDag siden

    Cupra logo is awesome, like from some superhero haha

  • richiesworld1
    richiesworld1Dag siden

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

  • Metallica Fan!

    Metallica Fan!

    6 timer siden

    That's what she said....

  • nati alon
    nati alon2 dager siden

    Is that car faster than Audi S3 ? You got 4.37s with the S3.

  • Gandalfwiz2007
    Gandalfwiz20072 dager siden

    Saying Cupra is not a Seat it's like saying Seat doesn't belong to VAG

  • aly wongster
    aly wongster3 dager siden

    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

  • Serdar Aytemiz
    Serdar Aytemiz4 dager siden

    I first thought you said "the race seating position of an SUV" I was like waaaat??? Than I realized "raised" ohhhhhhhh....

  • MrDillas1
    MrDillas15 dager siden

    I CANNOT WAIT until i can afford to buy one of these 😭

  • Sakura Zero
    Sakura Zero6 dager siden

    Is this the vw t rock from seat

  • Basti378
    Basti3786 dager siden

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

  • Nedelcho Nedelchev
    Nedelcho Nedelchev6 dager siden

    Does it have active sound?

  • Simen Bakke
    Simen Bakke7 dager siden

    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 Jakus8 dager siden

    Kopija golfaR

  • André Wolff
    André Wolff8 dager siden

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

  • Sam Gambling
    Sam Gambling9 dager siden

    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 Boddu9 dager siden

    This car reminds me a lot of the Maserati Levante

  • Michael willis
    Michael willis10 dager siden

    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 lloyd10 dager siden

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

  • P. T.
    P. T.10 dager siden

    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 Chandi11 dager siden

    review the new seat alambra

  • Aerick Vesereu
    Aerick Vesereu11 dager siden

    4.3 second downhill...

  • الحقيقة
    الحقيقة12 dager siden

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

  • Viktor
    Viktor12 dager siden

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

  • John Kane
    John Kane12 dager siden

    Maybe the Badge is "RS"...

  • zak mns
    zak mns12 dager siden

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

  • Kevin Jackson
    Kevin Jackson12 dager siden

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

  • Andy B
    Andy B13 dager siden

    The logo is cool! Space Invader-y

  • P's Garage
    P's Garage13 dager siden

    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 Jay13 dager siden

    It's pretty cool tbh 😎

  • YouTube
    YouTube13 dager siden

    Looks like a Mazda CX-5

  • Michael Hansen
    Michael Hansen13 dager siden

    I feel like saying Hail Hydra looking at that logo

  • Allosaurus Fragilis
    Allosaurus Fragilis13 dager siden

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

  • Groaznic
    Groaznic13 dager siden

    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 Šulc14 dager siden

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

  • LibertyPLtd
    LibertyPLtd14 dager siden

    @4:06 Pay attention lesbians..

  • LibertyPLtd
    LibertyPLtd14 dager siden

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

  • Greg Lialios
    Greg Lialios14 dager siden

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

  • Kyran2011
    Kyran201114 dager siden

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

  • AN D1
    AN D115 dager siden

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

  • Be Low Below
    Be Low Below15 dager siden

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

  • Muhammad Awwab
    Muhammad Awwab15 dager siden

    It’s the poor people’s Lamborghini Urus.

  • rovamota
    rovamota15 dager siden

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

  • mmm
    mmm15 dager siden

    0:31= Me when I see a Ford Ka

  • Brian Steele
    Brian Steele15 dager siden

    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 Latt15 dager siden

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

  • Emir Sunay
    Emir Sunay15 dager siden

    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


    7 dager siden

    Golf r is the same

  • Muireann Mulchrone
    Muireann Mulchrone16 dager siden

    This is a SEAT TARRACO lol its like a full copy

  • ilard
    ilard16 dager siden

    Jokemobile. Sorry VW! Try again.

  • Harry Knoener
    Harry Knoener16 dager siden


  • Ahren Scholz
    Ahren Scholz16 dager siden

    That name is Awful is almost reads as fornicator

  • Videos
    Videos16 dager siden

    the styling is trash

  • Tom Arnold
    Tom Arnold16 dager siden

    A Tiguan R review would be greatly appreciated 🤞

  • Andy Oldham
    Andy Oldham16 dager siden

    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
    Puff16 dager siden

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

  • Alan Flay
    Alan Flay16 dager siden

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

    WELLZY16 dager siden

    I like the badge

  • Dincic Alex
    Dincic Alex16 dager siden

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

  • sehhi vooty
    sehhi vooty16 dager siden

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

  • Joseph Ryall
    Joseph Ryall17 dager siden

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

  • leon isaacs
    leon isaacs17 dager siden

    Looks like a Toyota CHR

  • sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty

    16 dager siden

    Looks a Gaming laptop 😄

  • Rob D
    Rob D17 dager siden

    Looks like a Mazda CX-5

  • DS Rai
    DS Rai17 dager siden

    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 Jansen17 dager siden

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

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu17 dager siden

    Thanks for sharing! ??????

    CHUMA FX17 dager siden

    looks like a mini lamborghini urus

  • Matthew Cornish
    Matthew Cornish17 dager siden

    The magic reappearing can at 6:35

  • Alex Simon
    Alex Simon17 dager siden

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

  • Daniel F
    Daniel F17 dager siden

    So it is a better looking T-Roc

  • Duke Amarasena
    Duke Amarasena18 dager siden

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

  • James Soriano
    James Soriano18 dager siden

    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 Kamila18 dager siden

    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 NOlocal channel. Great test as always! Cheers!

  • Ce1es
    Ce1es18 dager siden

    This tor is for men I suppose

  • Skemeth
    Skemeth18 dager siden

    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 White18 dager siden

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

  • Georgi Georgiev
    Georgi Georgiev18 dager siden

    Love the car! Great review!

  • Dennis Sågström
    Dennis Sågström18 dager siden

    Looks a Gaming laptop 😄

  • Ditebogo Rangwato
    Ditebogo Rangwato18 dager siden

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

  • Cemal Sonat Alicik
    Cemal Sonat Alicik18 dager siden

    This car looks like a gaming pc

  • Ashish Joseph
    Ashish Joseph18 dager siden

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

  • Tiago Filipe
    Tiago Filipe18 dager siden

    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 Mauss18 dager siden

    4.3.... WOW!

  • John ‘Juice’ Shipper
    John ‘Juice’ Shipper18 dager siden

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

  • junior minott
    junior minott18 dager siden

    the badge reminds me more of transformers

  • 50shadesmixrace
    50shadesmixrace18 dager siden

    Check my channel

  • Snapshots
    Snapshots19 dager siden

    Really it's very nice car

  • Othniel Sarpong
    Othniel Sarpong19 dager siden

    As always... I’m gonna launch it

  • Maiuran R
    Maiuran R19 dager siden

    what's that Phone Model

  • The Real Senad Imsirovic
    The Real Senad Imsirovic19 dager siden

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

  • Calin cALIN
    Calin cALIN19 dager siden

    The Fermenter :))

  • андрей ааа
    андрей ааа19 dager siden

    Cupra is VAG.

  • Mikail Absa
    Mikail Absa19 dager siden

    I would close my eyes and buy this car.

  • Alexander Hotenpow
    Alexander Hotenpow19 dager siden

    Ads 😩

  • LuciTulcea
    LuciTulcea19 dager siden

    Seat Tormentor!

  • J. Matthias v. d. Wal
    J. Matthias v. d. Wal19 dager siden

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

  • Isser Digan
    Isser Digan19 dager siden

    It looks like a Mazda CX30.. 😂😂

  • Vasilije
    Vasilije19 dager siden

    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 Illawarra19 dager siden

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

  • Nikos Liolios
    Nikos Liolios19 dager siden

    do an rx8 matt

  • ChilledStriker
    ChilledStriker19 dager siden

    i seriously thought this was a Mazda CX-30

  • Arvin S Anolin
    Arvin S Anolin19 dager siden