Skoda Scala 1.0 TSI SE 5dr DSG 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: SE

We'd recommend upgrading to SE trim. This gets added trinkets including a front centre armrest, cruise control, front-seat lumbar adjustment, a height-adjustable passenger seat, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers. You also get an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system and Skoda's ‘simply-clever’ features. These aim to make life easier with the inclusion of a parking ticket-holder mounted on the windscreen pillar, an umbrella stowed away in a compartment in the front door, an ice-scraper that doubles up as a tyre tread-depth gauge clipped to the fuel-filler cap, and a cap for the screen-wash that unfolds and turns into a funnel. 

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 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

467

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km