Real costs and depreciation: Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI

How economical and inexpensive can a 245-horsepower compact sports engine be used in everyday life? We tested and calculated.

“A true compact sports car that keeps typical compromises in low comfort and still focuses on fun – also with the efficient turbo power package.” Our test editor, Thomas Helmanczyk, gets a lot of praise for the 245hp Cobra Leon’s 2.0 TSI engine. But does the positive impression still exist when you look at the consumption characteristics and cost balance yourself?

Our test consumption

The Cupra states a standard WLTP consumption of 7.5 liters for its sports compact. In the test, this becomes 8.1 liters, which results in a fuel cost of 17.49 euros for 100 kilometers. At 6.3 liters, the Eco consumption is much lower than the WLTP level; The equivalent value of petrol required for a 100 km mileage drops to €13.60. Sports drivers drive the consumption to 9.8 liters and with it the fuel cost to 21.16 euros. It is calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal (05/30/2022 / Super: 2.159 € / liter).

Achim Hartmann

Test consumption consists of 70% of the passenger tour and 15% of both the Eco and Sport.

Monthly maintenance costs

Year after year, 200 euro car tax must be paid for the Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI. According to Allianz Direct, liability insurance costs 363 euros for the same period. A partially all-inclusive upgrade costs an additional €143. Additional € 665 due for a fully inclusive policy. In general, the monthly maintenance costs are 346 euros if the Cobra is driven 15,000 kilometers per year. If the mileage is doubled, the Leon 2.0 TSI costs 637 euros per month. We leave the loss in value in this account.

05/2022, real costs and depreciation Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI

Achim Hartmann

The cost of the Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI is at least 37,440 euros.

This is how it is tested

The car and sport engine depreciation test consists of three different depreciation cycles. The so-called “passenger consumption” accounts for 70 per cent. This is a trip from home to work, and it averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical eco-roll, the length of which is about 275 kilometers, is included in the rating by 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is calculated on the lap of the sporty driver. The length is about the same as the eco lap, but the track has a greater proportion of the highway and therefore higher average speeds. The basis for calculating fuel costs is always the price displayed on the “More tanks” portal on the day the article was created.

Monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear parts costs and vehicle taxes based on assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 km without loss of value. Calculation based on trial depreciation, three-year retention period, no-claims SF12 liability category and all-inclusive insurance with Allianz Direct, including discounts for garage parking and restrictions on certain drivers (no accidents/annually 15,000 km/resident in code area Postal 70174 / Not less than 21 / Partner driver over 25 years old.

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05/2022, real costs and depreciation Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI

Achim Hartmann


The Cobra Leon 2.0 TSI with a 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine costs at least 37,440 euros and consumes an average of 8.1 liters, resulting in a fuel cost of 17.49 euros per 100 kilometers. Monthly maintenance costs 346 euros with an annual mileage of 15,000 km. If this increases to 30,000 km, the total increases to 637 euros.

Technical information

Cupra Leon Cupra 2.0 TSI
Base price €37,440
external dimensions 4398 x 1799 x 1442 mm
trunk size 380 to 1301 liters
Displacement / Engine 1984 cc / 4 cylinder
perfomance 180 kW / 245 hp at 5250 rpm
maximum speed 250 km/h
0-100 km/h 6.0 seconds
consumption 6.6 liters per 100 km
Test consumption 8.1 liters per 100 km

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