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Body style: Van
Segment: Large MPV

Introduced at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, the Altea Freetrack went through a facelift just three years later.

Volkswagen tried to see if it can create a mix between an SUV and a minivan, but it didn't want to do that under its badge. So, it turned toward one of its brands, the Spanish SEAT, which built the car. It was based on the same platform as the MPV Altea XL, which featured a long wheel drive. But then, it had some other tricks in its sleeves.

Maybe the exterior design was not the strongest point of the Alteea Freetrack, but it sure impressed with its black plastic bumpers wrapped-around the bodywork. Moreover, SEAT decided to extend the plastic moldings over the wheel arches both front and rear. Suddenly, the black elements didn't look cheap anymore. They looked to be there with a purpose. The tall MPV with its rounded lines over the bodywork and the silver plastic underbody protection looked like the car could conquer real off-road tracks. Starting with the facelifted version, the Alteea Freetrack featured cornering fog lights.

Inside, due to the higher seating position, all the passengers had plenty of room. While the interior materials were not a top priority for the SEAT, there were more hard plastic surfaces than most of the VW Group cars. But that was not an issue as long as the car offered attractive standard amenities such as the air-conditioning, buttons on the steering wheel, and a good sound system, which could have been enhanced with a DVD-player for the rear seat passengers.

Under the hood, SEAT offered the Altea Freetrack a choice of five engines, and most of them were fitted with all-wheel-drive systems. An automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox was on the options list.

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press release
SEAT Altea Freetrack 2009 - 2015
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.4L TSI 6MT FWD (125 HP)
  • 2.0L TSI 6MT AWD (211 HP)
  • 2.0L TSI 6MT FWD (211 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 1.6L TDI 6MT (105 HP)
  • 2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (140 HP)
  • 2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (170 HP)
  • 2.0L TDI 6MT FWD (140 HP)
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SEAT Altea Freetrack 1.4L TSI 6MT FWD (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L TSI 6MT FWD (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1390 cm3
Power
91.9 KW @ 5600 RPM
125 HP @ 5600 RPM
123 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
200 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117 mph (188 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3060 lbs (1388 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4480 lbs (2032 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
155 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 2.0L TSI 6MT AWD (211 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TSI 6MT AWD (211 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
155.2 KW @ 5100 RPM
211 HP @ 5100 RPM
208 BHP @ 5100 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
135 mph (217 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3408 lbs (1546 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4830 lbs (2191 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)
Highway
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
197 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 2.0L TSI 6MT FWD (211 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TSI 6MT FWD (211 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
155.2 KW @ 5100 RPM
211 HP @ 5100 RPM
208 BHP @ 5100 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3408 lbs (1546 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4830 lbs (2191 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
186 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 1.6L TDI 6MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L TDI 6MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
77.3 KW @ 4400 RPM
105 HP @ 4400 RPM
104 BHP @ 4400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
250 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3097 lbs (1405 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4517 lbs (2049 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Highway
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Combined
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
124 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1968 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
320 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
120 mph (193 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3402 lbs (1543 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4824 lbs (2188 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
171 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TDI 6MT AWD (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1968 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 4200 RPM
170 HP @ 4200 RPM
168 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
350 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3402 lbs (1543 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4824 lbs (2188 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Highway
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Combined
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
179 g/km

SEAT Altea Freetrack 2.0L TDI 6MT FWD (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TDI 6MT FWD (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1968 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
320 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/50 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.9 in (4493 mm)
Width
70.4 in (1788 mm)
Height
63.9 in (1623 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.1 in (1,542/1,527 mm)
Wheelbase
101.4 in (2576 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
18.8 cuFT (532 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3261 lbs (1479 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4683 lbs (2124 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
Highway
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Combined
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
162 g/km
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