Prices for the Roomster place it in competition with versatile supermini-based MPVs such as the Renault Modus, but in terms of interior space and boot capacity it compares well with bigger cars such as the Renault Scenic compact-MPV. Big discounts and affordable running costs add to its appeal, with the Greenline II model averaging more than 67mpg and emitting less than 110g/km CO2.
Skoda Roomster MPV quality & reliability
The interior design may not be as adventurous as the exterior's, but it looks solid and feels durable. Most of the components have been proven in other VW Group cars, and although the Roomster didn't do especially well overall in the 2010 JD Power customer satisfaction survey, some of its highest scores came for its mechanical reliability.
Skoda Roomster MPV safety & security
Every Roomster comes with front, side and curtain airbags, as well as ISOFIX child seat mountings. However, an uprated stability control system costs extra on all models. Deadlocks, an immobiliser and a visible vehicle identification number make life harder for thieves.