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Skoda Rapid Spaceback verdict and specs

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback might be cheap, well equipped and spacious, but is far from the best in terms of handling and interior quality

Words ByJohn Howell

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.0 TSI 110

Should I buy one?

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is well equipped and cheap, and not just its list price. With this engine it starts at just Β£16,345 - Β£2000 less than the equivalent Octavia - while on a PCP finance deal an equivalent Astra will set you back Β£60 more, and a Focus is another Β£40 on top of that.

We’d still take the more accomplished Octavia over the Rapid every time, but if budget is your absolute priority, then test drive the Rapid back-to-back with its aforementioned, more polished rivals, to see if those rougher edges are worth the savings.

For more information on the Skoda Rapid click here.

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

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Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 100

Vauxhall Astra 1.0i Turbo 105

Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.0 TSI 110

Engine size 1.0-litre turbo petrol

Price Β£16,345

Power 109bhp

Torque 148lb ft

0-62mph 9.8sec

Top speed 124mph

Gov't economy (official combined) 61.4mpg

CO2/BIK band 106g/km/19%

Insurance group tbc

Airbags 6

Doors 5

Seats 5

On sale June 2017

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