Skoda Roomster

Skoda Roomster information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Skoda’s high-roofed space station. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Roomster 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. 

Background
It looks a bit like a van – or a chop-top Popemobile -  but the Roomster is Skoda’s take on the MPV. As the name suggests, it is quite spacious but it’s getting on a bit these days and arguably the slightly pricier Yeti would be a better all-round choice. For more information on the Skoda Roomster, click on our further stories on the links below. 

60sec road test
Versatility is what the Roomster’s all about. The three individual rear seats slide, recline or can be taken out altogether. Plus if you remove just the middle one you can slide the other two inward so passengers can enjoy maximum elbow and arm flapping room. There’s a decent enough boot with the seats in place, and near-van levels of space with them removed. There’s also a Scout version, with a raised ride height and chunky-jacket body cladding but it’s still front-wheel-drive.

The one we’d buy
1.2 TSI 105

The one we’d avoid like the plague
1.2 12v S

Rivals to consider
Citroen Berlingo Multispace, Nissan Note, Skoda Yeti

For
Cheap to buy and it’s roomy, natch

Against
It’s getting on a bit, Yeti’s a better all-rounder

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