Skoda Scala review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

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  • Skoda Scala interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Scala interior front seats
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  • Skoda Scala boot open
  • Skoda Scala front right tracking
  • Skoda Scala rear cornering
  • Skoda Scala interior dashboard
  • Skoda Scala interior back seats
  • Skoda Scala interior infotainment
  • Skoda Scala front cornering
  • Skoda Scala rear right tracking
  • Skoda Scala front static
  • Skoda Scala right static
  • Skoda Scala headlight detail
  • Skoda Scala rear lights detail
  • Skoda Scala interior front seats
  • Skoda Scala interior detail
  • Skoda Scala interior detail
  • Skoda Scala boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

You rarely get something for nothing, so as cars become bigger and more sophisticated, they’re also becoming more expensive. Well, most of them are – the Skoda Scala is one of the potential exceptions to this rule.

The Scala is a family car that's a little longer than the VW Golf and is available with some of the VW Group’s latest tech. Yet Skoda has priced it in such a way that entry and mid-grade trim levels undercut not only the equivalent Golf, but also other popular rivals, including the Ford Focus, Kia Ceed and Vauxhall Astra.

FAQs

  • The Skoda Octavia and the Scala are both in the family car category, but the Octavia is bigger, at 4689mm in length compared with 4362mm for the Scala.

  • The Scala is most similar to the VW Golf but they are built on different platforms – the Scala actually uses a stretched version of the VW Polo underpinnings.

  • You could say that the Scala came along as a replacement for the Skoda Rapid Spaceback but it's noticeably longer and wider.

  • The Scala didn’t feature in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but Skoda as a brand finished in a very respectable 13th place out of 32 manufacturers. That puts it above Ford, Seat and Volkswagen.

  • The Scala is a very practical family car – we were able to stow more luggage in it than in the Ford Focus and VW Golf – up to seven carry-on suitcases below its parcel shelf, compared with six and five respectively for those two rivals

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RRP price range £20,120 - £27,735
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 48.6 - 54.2
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,073 / £1,649
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,147 / £3,299
Available colours