Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI SE 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £20,655What Car? Target Price£19,218
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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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. 

We wouldn't turn you away from stepping up to the 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol. It’s the smoothest engine in the range, pulls strongly from low revs and is punchy in the mid-range — just the ticket for those who'll regularly be carrying a car full of people and luggage.


Key information

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

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

467

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km

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