Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatchback owner reviews

"The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is the trendy version of the Rapid, with an elongated roofline but shorter boot. Read on if you're after an affordable and practical family car"

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

50%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    1.2 TSI 110hp Sport 5dr

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    48.8
    Review
    The looks of the Rapid are phenomenal, people have complimented its looks, acres of space and great kit. The suspension is fantastic even with the 17" wheels. It copes well with hills, even wanting to go into 6th at one point. The kit is overwhelming, satnav, climate control, cruise control etc. All for roughly £16,500, it can carry a family of three and a dog with all the luggage with room to spare with no complications. Far better than our previous car (Suzuki Swift). It is also very quiet even at 80mph (of course we never hit that). Overall a very surprising car, from an unrecognised brand with excellent service.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    Great so far only had it two months, no squeaks or rattles so far or hopefully soon.
    Performance

    5 out of 5

    It is great at over taking, even big BMWs can get annoyed, it never struggles and performs surprisingly well.
    Running Cost
    MPG figure is hard to hit, otherwise at 111g/km of co2 it's doing OK.

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.4 diesel S

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    55
    Review
    A surprisingly good car. This is my 6th Skoda after having had 5 Fabias/Felicia's/Favorits and replaces a Fabia estate. Being quite tall there was no legroom for anyone sitting behind me in the new Fabia, space in the Rapid is much better being similar to an insignia, i.e. plenty and much better than a Focus or Astra which had tight rear legroom. (I tried lots of cars). Radio with usb input is great and it's has air con. Shame it doesn't have Bluetooth to connect a phone (dealer mis-sold it on that basis so now have a separate Bluetooth unit!). Car interior is quite nice, seats comfy, ride excellent even on country B roads and it's has plenty of spare power. However I seem to drive I am always getting 54 to 55mpg even without using the stop/start system much with a fuel tank range of 650 plus miles. The diesel is a bit noisy at high speeds (much quieter than the previous 1.4 three cylinder diesel I had in my last Fabia estate) but there is hardly any wind noise. Improvements I would like to see are additional closed storage compartments in the front (their is only a single glovebox) and Bluetooth should be standard across the range as it is with the Fabia.

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