Skoda Scala 1.0 TSI S 5dr Review

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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, 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.

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Trim: S

The entry-level trim is fine if you're on a budget, because you get the important things such as LED dipped-beam headlights, air-conditioning, heated and powered door mirrors and four electric windows. And you get 16in alloys, a leather-trimmed gearlever and steering wheel, automatic emergency braking and lane assist, plus a 6.5in infotainment screen with Bluetooth and a DAB radio.

Engine: 1.0 TSI

With a little stirring of the six-speed manual gearbox it'll dutifully carry out overtakes when required. It also has enough low-end shove to keep up with the general ebb and flow of traffic with relative ease, and certainly has more poke than the 1.0-litre Kia Ceed. We think it's great for the money, especially when you factor in decent MPG, and is our top choice in the range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.7

Urban: 44.8Motorway: 68.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

467

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

111

g/km