The Tarraco is Seat’s largest SUV, and a close relative of the Škoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.The seven-seater Tarraco has a healthy kerbweight, four-wheel-drive and a strong diesel engine. In Xcellence spec, it’s very well equipped and competitively priced.

Seat is the Volkswagen Group’s sporty brand. How has that affected the Tarraco’s towing ability? Is the Seat as practical as a seven-seater should be, and does it offer something its competitors don’t?