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The SKODA Rapid name has been with us since 1935, and while it was dropped in the ‘80s, it’s now back and has been with us since 2012. Due to the changing landscape in the car industry, the gap between the Fabia and Octavia grew, leaving a space in the SKODA range for a small affordable family car. The SKODA Rapid now occupies this popular niche, and is class leading when it comes to low running costs, practicality and standard equipment.
The SKODA Rapid is only roughly 20cm longer than the Fabia Estate, but manages to have a huge 550 litres of luggage space with the seats in place. Fold them flat to reveal a whopping total of 1490 litres. Rear passenger space isn’t compromised either, you can fit 2 adults in the back comfortably and all the rear seats have ISOFIX as standard.
“the Rapid S is completely untouchable when it comes to price”
Moving forward, the driver and front passengers are just as comfortable as those in the rear. The fully adjustable front seats are comfortable yet supportive, and are for a small charge available as heated seats, making them great for the colder months.
All cars come with engine stop start technology for fuel efficient town driving, an abundance of airbags, electric windows, heated mirrors and daytime running lights.
If you’re looking for the cheapest and safest way of ferrying the family around, the Rapid S is completely untouchable when it comes to price comparison. It features everything you need and provides a great car for basic car money.
“The punchy TSI petrol engines offer around 50mpg and are right at home in the town”
Further up the range, the top spec Rapid SE L features cruise control, climate control, rear parking sensors, cornering front fog lights and a handy multi-function steering wheel to control both your Bluetooth connectivity and radio. This fully loaded car with huge space and comfort is give or take, the same price as an entry level Octavia with comparable engines.
“…the top spec Rapid SE L features cruise control, climate control, rear parking sensors, cornering front fog lights and a handy multi-function steering wheel to control both your Bluetooth connectivity and radio”
The mid trim level SE is seriously worth considering, and so is the Rapid Sport which brings a little more character to the car, with 17” alloys, a sports interior and a rear spoiler.
The engine range in the SKODA Rapid is also worth crediting. The punchy TSI petrol engines offer around 50mpg and are right at home in the town. They’re quick, responsive and cheap to run. If you’re planning on doing a bit more driving outside of town, the diesel engines are the ones to go for though. They all fit into VED band A, which makes road tax free of charge, and they’ll do nearly 70mpg on a long run.
Rapid S, SE or SE L?
It’s tough to suggest which car to go for, though. The Rapid S is a lot of car for the money and provides great transportation in comfort and safety and is great around town for shorter journeys. The Rapid SE L offers equipment and comfort of cars which are in a much higher class, but at an extremely sensible budget. If you’re planning on doing longer journeys, this is the one we’d go for. We may be torn which trim level to suggest, as it really depends on the cars use – but we have to recommend the excellent 1.6 TDI CR 115ps engine, which is available on all trim levels (except the Rapid Sport). It copes brilliantly round town and offers motorway capability because of the extra torque over the petrol TSI engine.
Think of the Rapid as a smaller alternative to the brilliant SKODA Octavia. It’s safer, more practical and definitely cheaper than all of its rivals.
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