Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:39pm

Which is better? Seat Leon X-Perience vs Subaru Outback

The crossover market is bursting at the seams will all sorts of jacked-up vehicles that were once superminis, SUVs or 4x4s. One sector that has held firm is that of the beefed-up family estate car, so we decided to compare one of the most old school examples with a new player.

The Subaru Outback represents something like four generations, as well as two decades, of 4×4 authenticity and experience. WRC championships, all-wheel drive experience – it’s got the lot, although it must be said the latest offering isn’t simply resting on the heritage.

The new player is fresh out of the blocks and so should offering something new and original. Apart from a silly name. At least at first glance, the Leon does look like a leaner and more vigorous offering, more so than a utility vehicle has a right to.