There’s little wrong with the layout of the controls or the amount of storage space up front. The driving position is also pretty good, thanks to a height-adjustable driver's seat and a steering wheel that adjust for reach and rake. The biggest problem is the seats: they're flat and don't offer much support, so long-distance comfort is an issue.
Skoda Rapid space & practicality
The space in the back will really impress family buyers: not only is access to the rear seats excellent, there’s as much legroom as in far larger family cars, and only passengers over six feet tall will suffer from any shortage of headroom. To cap it all, the boot is huge and the opening is a big, square shape. We have only two minor quibbles: the 60/40 split rear seats don’t fold completely flat, and it’s quite a drop from the sill to the boot floor.
Skoda Rapid equipment
There are three trims to choose from: S, SE and Elegance. S models get electric front windows and electrically adjustable door mirrors, but that's about it. We'd go for SE trim, which brings 15-inch alloys, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and electric rear windows. The range-topping Elegance has 16-inch alloys, climate control, rear parking sensors and a front centre armrest, but it's not worth the extra money.