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  • tickAffordable to buy and run
  • tickRoomy cabin and a very big boot
  • tickDecent levels of equipment on most trim levels

Skoda Rapid hatchback (2017 - )

The Rapid provides lots of car and a very big boot for your money, but it has some formidable opposition and we think you can spend your money more effectively. Cars like the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra are more enjoyable to drive, and Skoda’s Octavia is a much better car for not much more cash.
Our verdict

Is the SKODA Rapid a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

SKODA Rapid interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

SKODA Rapid performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

SKODA Rapid how good does it look

SKODA Rapid practicality

SKODA Rapid drive

SKODA Rapid reliability

SKODA Rapid equipment

Our expert review

See what our expert review team say about this car

Sitting behind the wheel, there’s a good range of steering wheel and seat adjustment. Overall, the cabin has a reasonably sophisticated, grown-up look, but it’s worth going for something higher than the basic S trim, as it’s the only one to come without the smarter leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever. Step up to Sport and you’ll get steel pedals, but you need to go as far as SE L to add floor mats and chrome door handles.

Whichever trim you choose, the plastics look a little brittle and flimsy in places, but there’s no faulting the way they’re stuck together. However, if you touch anything, you’ll discover all the plastics are extremely hard. This is particularly noticeable and rather uncomfortable if you accidentally rub your elbow against the door, or when travelling with your knee resting against the granite-like centre console.

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