Overall rating

Skoda Rapid Spaceback review

Manufacturer price from:£14,550
What Car? Target Price:£13,313
So you’ll save at least £1,238, but if you ask for a quote you’re likely to get a much bigger discount.
Search new Rapid Spaceback deals
Skoda Rapid Spaceback
30 May 2017 13:37 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:48

In this review

Overall rating

What Car? says...

It’s possible you haven’t even heard of the Skoda Rapid, despite the fact that the only other Skoda to outsell it worldwide is the larger Octavia. It’s offered as either a saloon or the Spaceback hatchback version we’re focusing on here.

In the UK, the Spaceback plugs a small gap in the market for those who want a smaller, cheaper alternative to the Octavia, but need a bit more room than the smaller Skoda Fabia. This basically puts it into competition with cheaper versions of the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Nissan Pulsar.

The Rapid is available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines as well as three different trim levels. We’ll tell you what the Rapid Spaceback is like to drive and how it rates against its rivals over the next few pages.


open the gallery4 Images
There are 3 trims available for the Rapid Spaceback Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
SE Sport
Based on SE trim it’s mechanically the same, but adds styling upgrades such as black, 17in alloy wheels, black door mirrors, front fog lights, a rear spoiler, privacy glass and sports seats. You al...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
New from
Save £1,456 from RRP
View Trim
This entry-level is a tad too paired back with its steel wheels, but at least comes with Bluetooth, air-con, electrically adjustable door mirrors and electric front windows...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
New from
Save £1,237 from RRP
View Trim
SE Tech
This is the one to go for. Despite still having an attractive list price it adds 16in alloy wheels, cruise control, rear electric windows, rear parking sensors, sat-nav, a DAB radio and climate con...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
New from
Save £1,348 from RRP
View Trim