The Skoda Rapid Spaceback ticks every box on the small family car check list. For starters, it has a spacious cabin that – according to its manufacturer – offers rear passengers “the most knee space and headroom in its segment”. There is plenty of room in the front too – so this car "ticks" the passenger space box. It also has extras such as storage under the front seat, cubby holes and a clip on the windscreen pillar that holds parking tickets. The cabin is, therefore, easy to live with. Furthermore, this hatchback's cargo capacity is 415-litres rising to 1,380-litres once the rear seats are folded flat. Such figures ensure it easily transports substantial loads. Equally important, it has a range of features – some of which are optional – that make shifting luggage easier. These include a double-side boot floor that has carpet on one surface and rubber on the reverse. The latter is for pets, etc. An alternative is the variable boot floor that has two layers but slightly reduces the overall cargo capacity. The lower level best suits items that are less frequently required (such as a pump). The Spaceback is also available with a through load provision. This enables long items in the boot to extend through the armrest in the rear bench and into the passenger area. There are also various nets available to prevent cargo moving in transit. "Tick, tick" and – "tick".
Skoda Rapid Spaceback Engines, Gearboxes, Trims And Equipment
The Skoda Rapid Spaceback boasts a range of petrol/diesel engines that offer respectable performance and low fuel consumption – so “tick”. These complement the five/six-speed manual transmissions, plus a seven-speed automatic. Engine highlights include the 1.6-litre 90PS diesel that – when connected to the Greenline trim – averages 74.3mpg. Carbon emissions are 99g/km so this trim can be taxed for free. This workhorse also has nice styling which can be enhanced with optional extras. These include the style pack that extends the rear glass toward the registration plate. This makes it look far more striking/modern. The style pack also includes a panoramic roof, spoiler and darker lights so this vehicle looks stylish. “Tick”. Furthermore, the Rapid Spaceback has a respectable equipment specification for the money. The S trim has: air-conditioning, electric windows and an electronic stability program whereas the SE adds cruise control, parking sensors and front fog lights. The Elegance, in contrast, also has climate control. Finally, the super-efficient Greenline trim is based on the S but has special tyres which minimise fuel consumption. Finally, Spaceback optional extras include its heated seats and satellite navigation for those that want a bit of luxury.