Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the budget family car. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Rapid car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.


The Rapid looks like a small three-box saloon but has a hatchback tailgate for added practicality. There’s also a two-box hatchback version called the Skoda Rapid Spaceback that’s smaller and more expensive. Go figure. For more information on the Skoda Rapid, click on our further stories on the links below.

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In the same way that there’s a market for mobile phones that just send texts and make phone calls, plain and simple, perhaps some people just want a car with seats, a steering wheel and a big boot. This is the car for them. The Rapid’s narcoleptically dull but it’s practical, comfortable and cheap to run. It has an identical twin, the Seat Toledo, which is just as interesting.

The one we’d buy

1.6 TDI

The one we’d avoid like the plague

The Spaceback. There’s really no point

Rivals to consider

Ford Focus, Hyundai i40, Seat Toledo 


A big car with a smallish price, enormous boot


Very much a white good

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