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The Škoda Rapid Spaceback is a five-door hatchback modelled on the Škoda Rapid. It was unveiled in 2013 as one of the company’s mid-range models and sat above the Škoda Fabia but below the Škoda Octavia. It is known for its practicality and good value, making it an excellent choice of car for families and those looking for an efficient drive.

Owing to its all-round appeal, the Škoda Rapid Spaceback is a competitor to other practical models, like the Ford Focus, Hyundai i30 and the Kia Ceed. Reflecting its quality design and manufacturing, the Škoda Rapid Spaceback won the prestigious Red Dot award in 2014.


Škoda Rapid Spaceback updates and facelifts

The Škoda Rapid Spaceback was unveiled in 2013 and was inspired by the Škoda Rapid. The primary difference between the two models was slightly altered body styling. This made the Škoda Rapid Spaceback closer in design to a saloon. Compared to the original model, the Spaceback also offers more cabin space. Other similarities between the two models are the engine range and cabin technology.

A facelift in 2017 introduced more changes to the model. This facelift added subtle tweaks to the front lights and bumpers. It also revised the available engines on the Spaceback. The 1.2-litre TSI petrol option was replaced by a 1.0-litre unit which was available in two power outputs. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback remained in production until 2019 when it was discontinued.


Practicality and style of the car

The Škoda Rapid Spaceback’s dimensions make it one of the more compact models in its class at 4,304mm long, 1,459mm high and 1,706mm wide. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback offers ample cabin space meaning passengers travel in comfort.

It also offers plenty when it comes to boot space, with a standard space of 415 litres with all seats up. This is a noticeable improvement on the Ford Focus hatchback’s 375 litres and the Volkswagen Golf hatchback’s 381 litres. Fold all seats down and this space grows to 1,381 litres. This outperforms the Volkswagen Golf's 1,237 litres and the Ford Focus' 1,320 litres. The boot is a boxy shape and comes with a low lip which is helpful for loading and stowing large items.

Depending on the engine it comes with, the model can also tow a maximum braked capacity of up to 1,200kg. This is enough for a range of small to medium-sized trailers.


Running costs

The Škoda Rapid Spaceback offers reasonable running costs. Its insurance group falls between 11 and 18. This is similar to the Ford Focus hatchback which has a range between 8 and 21. It also comes with an average annual road tax rate of up to £180. Low emission engines like the GreenTech qualify for much lower tax rates of around £20 and £35.


How a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback drives

The Škoda Rapid Spaceback is available with a selection of petrol and diesel engines. In the petrol lineup, there is a 1.0-litre TSI engine which generates either 93bhp or 109bhp. The former goes from 0-62mph in just over 10 seconds and returns up to 61.4mpg. The 109bhp option returns up to 58.9mpg and goes from 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds. There is also a 1.4-litre TSI option that produces 125bhp. It accelerates from nought to 62mph in just under 9 seconds and returns up to 58.9mpg.

In the diesel range, there is a 1.4-litre engine that produces 88bhp. This engine accelerates from 0-62mph in just over 11.2 seconds and returns up to 74.3mpg. There is also a 1.6-litre unit which produces 88bhp. It accelerates from 0-62mph in around 11.5 seconds and returns up to 64.2mpg. This same 1.6-litre option can also output 103bhp, accelerate to 62mph in 10 seconds and deliver 64.2mpg.

Many of these engines are available with a six-speed manual gearbox. There is also a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox available.


Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures.


2013 - 2019

Engine Official NEDC MPG
1.0 TSI 110 57.7 mpg
1.0 TSI 110 DSG 58.9 mpg
1.0 TSI 95 58.9 mpg
1.0 TSI 95 DSG 51.4–61.4 mpg
1.2 TSI 105 52.3 mpg
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech 55.4 mpg
1.2 TSI 110 57.7 mpg
1.2 TSI 86 55.4 mpg
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech 57.7 mpg
1.2 TSI 90 60.1 mpg
1.2 TSI 90 DSG 60.1 mpg
1.4 TDI 90 70.6 mpg
1.4 TDI 90 DSG 62.8–74.3 mpg
1.4 TSI 122 DSG 48.7 mpg
1.4 TSI 122 DSG GreenTech 51.4 mpg
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech DSG 51.4 mpg
1.4 TSI 125 DSG 58.9 mpg
1.4 TSI DSG 48.7 mpg
1.6 TDI 105 64.2 mpg
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech 55.4–70.6 mpg
1.6 TDI 115 60.1–67.3 mpg
1.6 TDI 90 64.2 mpg
1.6 TDI 90 DSG 62.8 mpg
1.6 TDI 90 Greenline 74.3 mpg
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech 70.6–72.4 mpg

Features you can expect in a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback

Interior

Step into the cabin of a Škoda Rapid Spaceback and you’ll find a sturdy and well-designed interior. You’ll find tactile plastics on many of the surfaces. The model has a logical layout and plenty of surround visibility thanks to narrow rear door pillars and quarterlight windows.

In the driving seat, there’s supportive fabric upholstery to keep you comfortable on long journeys. There’s also a multifunctional steering wheel. A well-organised cluster of buttons helps you quickly engage the Spaceback’s settings and functions. For welcome styling, you’ll find silver chrome strips on the wheel, dashboard and centre console.

In the rear there is a reasonable amount of space for four adults. Keeping the cabin clutter-free is easy thanks to four door bins and a glovebox. There are also handy storage slots in the centre console for keeping small items.


Technology

On the centre console, you’ll find a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. This supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. In entry-level trims in the pre-2017 facelift, the Škoda Rapid Spaceback comes with a CD player and DAB radio system. The 6.5-inch touchscreen comes with full colour display. There are USB ports around the centre console for easier connectivity. You’ll also find an AUX jack for audio devices. This screen also runs a streamlined sat nav system which loads quickly and comes with clear graphics.

The model also comes with enhanced technology which helps keep you safe while you drive. For backing into tight spots, you’ll find rear parking sensors. These emit an acoustic sound depending on how close you are to rear objects. There are heated side mirrors for easier winter driving. Height-adjustable halogen headlamps are included for a clearer view of the road when it turns dark.


Safety

Škoda has a good reputation when it comes to safety, and this applies to the Rapid Spaceback model too. EuroNCAP awarded the Škoda Rapid Spaceback a five-star safety rating when it was tested in 2012. The model earned a class-leading adult safety score of 94%. This was an improvement on the Volkswagen Golf hatchback’s score of 88% and the Ford Focus hatchback's score of 85%. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback also earned a child safety score of 80%.

Among the model’s range of safety features, you will find front, side and head airbags, a height-adjustable three-point safety belt with pre-tensioners, an antilock braking system and an electronic stability control system.


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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback cost?

A. We have 1 used Škoda Rapid Spaceback cars in stock starting from £10,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Škoda Rapid Spaceback get?

A. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback MPG starts from 59 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback?

A. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback car tax starts from £190 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback?

A. The average mileage on a used Škoda Rapid Spaceback in stock is 47593 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Škoda Rapid Spaceback?

A. Currently in stock, the Škoda Rapid Spaceback is available in Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Škoda Rapid Spaceback?

A. Of the Škoda Rapid Spaceback used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Škoda Rapid Spaceback?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Škoda Rapid Spaceback we have in stock are 1.0 litre.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Škoda Rapid Spaceback range?

A. The Škoda Rapid Spaceback is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Silver

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Cash Price £10498
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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.