Seat Leon 3 (from 2012) – batteries


Seat Leon in version 3 is produced from 2012. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Seat Leon (2012-):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 – positive on the right side1B13

Seat Leon 3 – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 TSI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0254 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB50050 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA53053 Ah540 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 01252 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicC2252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC3054 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
For the Seat Leon with a 1.2 TSI gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 207x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 47 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB500 which capacity is 50 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 450 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S5 S50 02 of a capacity 54Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 530 A. All batteries compatible with the 1.2 TSI engine have a B13 mount.

Seat Leon 3 – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 TSI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0560 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK60060 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK62062 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 02760 Ah640 A243x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF02760 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMD5260 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Seat Leon with a 1.2 TSI engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with AGM technology. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 640 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Seat Leon 3 – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 TSI – with Start-Stop system
  • 1.8 TFSI – with Start-Stop system
  • 2.0 TFSI Cupra – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The Seat Leon gasoline engines mentioned above are equipped with a Start-Stop system, and in this case, it means there is a need to use batteries produced using AGM technology. Batteries suitable for 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI Cupra engines have dimensions of 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

Seat Leon 3 – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 TDI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0560 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62062 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA64064 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 02762 Ah550 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS02765 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD2460 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD1563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
The Seat Leon with a 1.6 TDI diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 242x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 59 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Blue Dynamic D24 of a capacity 60Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS027 of a capacity 65 Ah, having 640A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 1.6 TDI engine have a B13 mount.

Seat Leon 3 – diesel engines:
  • 2.0 TDI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The Seat Leon with a 2.0 TDI diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 71 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Blue Dynamic E11 of a capacity 74Ah and 680A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78 Ah, having 780A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 2.0 TDI engine have a B13 mount.

Seat Leon 3 – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 TDI – with Start-Stop system
  • 2.0 TDI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
1.6 TDI or 2.0 TDI engines in the Seat Leon with Start-Stop system require the use of AGM technology batteries. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Seat Leon , or if you want to help others in their selection, please send us a photo of your current battery in the comment section at the bottom of the page. You can also send the picture to contact@whatbattery.co.uk (we will place it in the comments to also help other users). Be sure to specify the car model, year, type, as well as the engine capacity and power. We’ll do our best to assist you!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Seat Alhambra 1 (1996-2010) battery
Seat Alhambra 2 (2010-) battery
Seat Altea (2004-2015) battery
Seat Altea XL (2006-2015) battery
Seat Arosa (1997-2005) battery
Seat Cordoba I (1993-1999) battery
Seat Cordoba I FL (1999-2002) battery
Seat Cordoba II (2002-2010) battery
Seat Exeo (2008-2013) battery
Seat Ibiza 1 (021A) (1984-1993) battery
Seat Ibiza 2 (6K) (1993-1999) battery
Seat Ibiza 2 (6K2) (1999-2002) battery
Seat Ibiza 3 (6L) (2002-2009) battery
Seat Ibiza 4 (6J) (2008-2017) battery
Seat Leon 1 (1999-2006) battery
Seat Leon 2 (2005-2012) battery
Seat Mii (2011-) battery
Seat Toledo I (1991-1999) battery
Seat Toledo II (1999-2004) battery
Seat Toledo III (2004-2009) battery
Seat Toledo IV (2012-) battery


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