Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI SE L 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Skoda Scala front
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  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front wide cornering
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  • Skoda Scala front
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD rear cornering shot
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front wide cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD side panning
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front studio
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front cornering shot
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD rear studio
  • Skoda Scala 2021 LHD boot open
  • Skoda Scala 2021 RHD front seats
RRP £22,290What Car? Target Price£20,842
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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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. 

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
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

467

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km

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