Skoda Scala review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Scala 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front right cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Scala 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front static
  • Skoda Scala 2022 right static
  • Skoda Scala 2022 headlight detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear lights detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 boot open
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front right cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Scala 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Scala 2022 front static
  • Skoda Scala 2022 right static
  • Skoda Scala 2022 headlight detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 rear lights detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Scala 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Skoda Scala represents one of the cheapest ways into a good family hatchback. Even an equivalently equipped Ford Focus will cost you thousands more. However, there's a 'but'.

The Scala is predicted to depreciate at a faster rate than most of its rivals, including the Focus. That means it'll lose more of its value over three years if you're a cash buyer, although Skoda's generous PCP finance deals usually keep monthly payments very competitive. 

SE Technology is aimed at company car drivers, and it's worth considering, as is SE L. They still represent good value, and SE L adds micro-suede seat inserts, bigger (17in) wheels, LED rear lights, dynamic indicators, privacy glass, climate control, electrically folding door mirrors and keyless entry/start. Monte Carlo also has a high spec, including a panoramic sunroof, sports seats and extra styling details inside and out.

Skoda Scala 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Comfortable ride and tidy handling
  • Spacious rear seats and a big boot
  • Cheap to buy and run
  • Noisier at speed than the quietest rivals
  • Poorer resale values than its main rivals
  • Interior feels a little cheap
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