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    2024 Cupra Formentor

    2024 Cupra Formentor
    Variants
    6
    Price Range
    $51,990 - $66,490
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    Fuel Efficiency1.9 - 7.7 / 100km
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty5 years
    Cupra
    8.4
    2024 Cupra Formentor
    Fuel Efficiency
    1.9 - 7.7 / 100km
    ANCAP Rating
    5-star
    Warranty
    5 years
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    About the Cupra Formentor

    The first 2023 Cupra Formentors has been updated slightly with a surround-view camera now standard on the VZx, and the flagship model’s price has been increased by $500.

    Pricing for the Formentor is otherwise unchanged, though all models receive towing pre-wiring for 2023.

    The flagship Formentor VZx now lists for $61,990 plus on-road costs or $66,990 drive-away, there is also the optional Brembo brake package ($4150) and Petrol Blue matte paint ($2000).

    If that’s a little exxy for you, the range starts at $54,990 drive-away for the Formentor VZ, which runs a 140kW 2.0 TSI drivetrain shared with the likes of the Audi A3 40 TFSI quattroSkoda Karoq Sportline and Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line, though retains the bulk of the VZx’s standard specification.

    There’s also mid-tier VZ and VZe versions, the former running the VW Golf GTI’s 180kW 2.0 TSI powertrain with front-wheel drive, the latter debuting the VW Group’s 180kW 1.4 TSI plug-in hybrid drivetrain in Australia with a claimed EV driving range of up to 58 kilometres.

    Summary

    Our expert's shortest summary
    Hit

    A properly quick, fun drive

    Sharp looks will turn heads

    Value equation relative to rivals

    Miss

    Ticking options gets expensive

    Touch slider controls will grate

    Some plastics feel a little cheap, like the paddle shifters

    Video Review

    Cupra Formentor Video Review

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    Intro
    Exterior
    Interior
    Infotainment
    Safety Tech
    Practicality
    On the Road
    Driver Aids
    Performance
    Verdict

    2023 Cupra Formentor (inc. 0-100km/h & braking) review

    Date
    May 3, 2023
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    Cupra is a new brand to Australia - is it worth checking out? Paul Maric gets behind the wheel of the 2023 Cupra Formentor VZx to see if it's worth all the hype!

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    Cupra Formentor Range Guide

    Which variant of the Cupra Formentor range is best for you?

    The Formentor V comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch black-and-silver alloy wheels
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • LED headlights and daytime running lights
    • Fog lights with cornering function
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Adaptive dampers
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Two front and two rear USB-C ports
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Keyless entry and start

    The VZ includes:

    • 180kW/370Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine
    • Front-wheel drive
    • 19-inch Exclusive Sport black-and-silver alloy wheels
    • 18-inch space-saver spare

    The VZe includes:

    • 180kW/400Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Mode 3 charging cable

    The VZx includes:

    • 19-inch Exclusive Sport black-and-copper alloy wheels
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Quad exhaust
    • Petrol Blue leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Mirror memory
    • Nine-speaker Beats sound system
    • 360-degree camera system
    • Supersports leather-wrapped steering wheel with additional buttons

    Interior

    Photos and Images of the Cupra Formentor Interior

    There’s an air of familiarity about the Formentor’s cabin, given a lot of it is a mix of VW Golf, Skoda Octavia and Audi A3.

    You get the stubby little shift-by-wire selector, the free-standing 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit that’s common to some extent across all MQB Evo products, and it’s almost identical to the cabin of the Leon hatchback – itself a very close relative to the three vehicles mentioned above.

    While the interior is something of a Frankenstein of parts – Golf shifter and headlight controls, Octavia electric park brake, Audi-esque digital cluster, Audi TT and R8 on/off and drive mode buttons on the steering wheel – it doesn’t feel like a parts bin collaboration. In fact, it comes together quite well and has its own distinct personality.

    Cupra’s signature bronze theme is reflected in the cabin, with the brand’s bull-shaped logo proudly stamped on the steering wheel in bronze, while the air vent surrounds and various trim accents also don the Spanish brand’s hero colour. There’s bronze stitching for the seats, steering wheel, doors and dashboard as well.

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    Cupra Formentor Colours

    What colours are available for the Cupra Formentor?

    The Formentor is available in the following metallic finishes:

    • Nevada White
    • Magnetic Tech
    • Midnight Black
    • Asphalt Blue

    The following premium metallic finishes are a $475 option:

    • Desire Red (excludes VZx)
    • Graphene Grey
    • Dark Camouflage

    The following matte finishes are a $2300 option exclusive to the VZx:

    • Petrol Blue
    • Magnetic Tech

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on Cupra Formentor drivability?

    Each member of the four-strong 2023 Cupra Formentor range comes with its own powertrain.

    The Formentor V is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 320Nm of torque.

    It’s mated with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    The Formentor VZ also uses a seven-speed dual-clutch and a turbocharged 2.0-litre, but its engine produces 180kW and 370Nm and it’s front-wheel drive.

    The Formentor VZe mates a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, for total system outputs of 180kW and 400Nm. It uses a six-speed wet dual-clutch auto.

    Power in the Formentor VZx comes from the Volkswagen Group’s ubiquitous ‘EA888’ 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    In this implementation, the four-cylinder engine generates 228kW (5450-6500rpm) and 400Nm (2000-5450rpm) – aligned with the Audi S3 Sportback and Sedan.

    Cupra claims the Formentor VZx will dash from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.

    Unlike the bulk of the Volkswagen and Skoda ranges, the Cupra Formentor and its stablemates run the latest powertrain technologies from the Group, meaning all engines are EU6 with petrol particulate filters (PPFs).

    The VZx requires 98 RON premium unleaded, and claims to drink 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle. Fuel tank capacity is quoted at 55 litres, and CO2 emissions are rated at 175g/km.

    Cupra Formentor Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

    The Cupra Formentor has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2021.

    The Formentor scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 80 per cent for safety assist.

    All models come standard with the following safety features:

    • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Lane-keep assist with highway lane centering
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Safe exit warning
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Emergency Assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Driver fatigue monitoring

    A surround-view camera is standard in 2023 VZx models.

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    overall
    93%
    adult occupants
    88%
    child occupants
    68%
    pedestrians & cyclists
    80%
    collision avoidance

    Cupra Formentor Options

    Options list for the Cupra Formentor

    Optional equipment on the Formentor includes:

    • Panoramic glass sunroof: $2100 (all models)
    • Brembo brake package: $4150 (VZx only; space-saver spare replaced with tyre repair kit)

    The Leather and Power Package ($2750; V, VZ and VZe models) adds:

    • Leather sports seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Memory for driver’s seat and mirrors
    • Hands-free power tailgate

    Cupra Formentor Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Cupra Formentor?

    The Cupra Formentor is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Cupra also includes three years of free servicing

    Cupra Formentor Infotainment

    What infotainment do you get within the range?

    The large touchscreen unit is almost identical to the VW Golf on first impression, though the Cupra/SEAT interface was a little more intuitive in our experience.

    Yes, it’s still entirely touch-based and the volume and temperature sliders beneath the displays aren’t backlit, but the array of shortcuts and widgets dotted around the place mean it’s much easier to find what you’re looking for, particularly on the move if you’re in the car by yourself.

    The iPhone-like tile icons are always there and allow you to toggle between native system functions and smartphone mirroring quicker and easier, and the Cupra-specific menus and layout are refreshingly different from other VW Group brands – though some sub-menus require a bit of digging to toggle certain settings.

    We were expecting a little more from the Beats nine-speaker audio system in the top-spec. It’s fine and offers clear sound, but it’s not quite as deep and bassy compared to some other premium-branded systems on the market.

    Cupra Formentor Boot Space

    How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Cupra Formentor?

    Behind the second row is a 420-litre luggage area with the rear seats upright. Cupra doesn’t quote a figure for when the seats are folded, but there’s a pretty smooth transition between the boot floor and seatbacks even if it isn’t completely flat.

    Cupra Formentor Fuel Economy

    How much fuel does the Cupra Formentor use and what are its emissions?

    The 2023 Cupra Formentor uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle in V guise, 6.9L/100km in the VZ, 1.9L/100km in the VZe, and 7.7L/100km in the VZx.

    All models run on 95 RON premium unleaded fuel except for the VZx, which requires 98 RON.

    Depending on the variant, view the 2024 CUPRA FORMENTOR fuel usage below.

    All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

    VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
    VKM MY244D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--7.0-
    VZKM MY244D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.9-
    VZe PHEVKM MY244D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC--1.9-
    VZx MATRIX EDITIONKM MY234D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
    VZxKM MY244D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
    VZx ROJO EDITIONKM MY234D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--7.7-

    Cupra Formentor Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Cupra Formentor

    The 2022 Cupra Formentor measures 4450mm long (4446mm long in the VZ), 1839mm wide, and between 1510mm and 1520mm tall.

    It rides a 2680mm wheelbase.

    Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg across the range, while braked towing capacity is 1700kg for the V, 1600kg for the VZ, 1500kg for the VZe, and 1800kg for the VZx.

    Depending on the variant, the 2024 CUPRA FORMENTOR measures as below.

    VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
    VKM MY244D WAGON4450183915112680
    VZKM MY244D WAGON4446183915202680
    VZe PHEVKM MY244D WAGON4450183915102680
    VZx MATRIX EDITIONKM MY234D WAGON4450183915112680
    VZxKM MY244D WAGON4450183915112680
    VZx ROJO EDITIONKM MY234D WAGON4450183915112680

    The 2024 CUPRA FORMENTOR has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1800kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Cupra Formentor Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The Cupra Formentor is categorised as a Medium SUV and has a price range of $51,990 to $66,490.

    Owner Reviews

    Owner's reviews of the Cupra Formentor

    Should you buy the Cupra Formentor

    Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

    The Formentor is a delicious thing; fun, fast and turns heads for the right reasons.

    It gives off mini Porsche Macan or Lamborghini Urus vibes, but on its own merits is a very capable all-round performance car that really doesn’t feel like an SUV to drive or live with day-to-day.

    Further, the Spanish brand’s distinct design language and more refined takes on the VW Group infotainment and tech suite give the Formentor a distinct personality and feel, so it doesn’t feel like a parts bin special.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    When you buy a new 2024 Cupra Formentor through CarExpert, speed, confidence and great value come standard.

    The Cupra Formentor range kicks off from $51,990 (plus on-road costs) for the "Formentor V" variant and finishes at $66,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "Formentor VZx ROJO EDITION" variant.

    The Cupra Formentor is built in Spain and is then shipped to Australia.

    The Cupra Formentor has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1800kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Cupra suggested that owners service their Cupra Formentor every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The Cupra Formentor has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The variants of the Cupra Formentor use Premium Unleaded Petrol or Premium Unleaded/electric.

    The Cupra Formentor has 4 doors.

    In our latest review the Cupra Formentor scored 8.4 out of 10. Read the full Cupra Formentor review here.

    The Cupra Formentor had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

    Variants from previous years

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