Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI SE 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Skoda Scala front
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  • Skoda Scala front
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  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front wide cornering
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  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front studio
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  • Skoda Scala 2021 LHD boot open
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front seats
RRP £21,970What Car? Target Price£20,494
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.

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We'd recommend upgrading to SE trim. This gets added trinkets including a front centre armrest, cruise control, front-seat lumbar adjustment, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a height-adjustable passenger seat, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers. You also get an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, eight speakers 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. 

If you have a bit more money to burn we'd completely understand if you stepped up to the 148bhp 1.5 TSI 150 petrol. For those looking to carry lots of people and luggage its added zip – it really is quite quick, with 0-62mph in just 8.2sec – will be just the ticket. Still delivers sensible fuel economy, too.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

467

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

131

g/km

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