The modelRead full review
Don't discount the Scala on the basis that it's cheap. It ticks many of the boxes that some more expensive family cars fail to do, with its supple ride, decent handling, good infotainment system, amazing rear seat space and vast boot. Only its cheap-looking interior and weaker-than-average resale values mark it down.
The trimSee full equipment
SE L trim is worth considering because it still represents good value and adds micro-suede seat inserts, bigger 17in wheels, front fog lights, LED rear lights, dynamic indicators, privacy glass, climate control, electrically folding door mirrors, and keyless entry and start. You also get a bigger 9.2in infotainment screen with online connectivity and sat-nav.
The engineSee full engine specs
We recommend the TSI 110, which is a cracking engine. Not only has it got enough low-end shove to keep up with the general ebb and flow of traffic with relative ease, but also decent overtaking power when you stretch its legs – it can hit 62mph from rest in 10.1sec. It has the pace over the 1.0-litre Kia Ceed, should prove more economical and it's our pick of the Scala range.
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