As a family hatchback, the Rapid offers practical value for money with low running costs to help make it a popular choice. The car also has lots of equipment and good levels of performance.
The Rapid is economical to run and has a good line-up of engines with a 1.4litre diesel unit returning around 79mpg with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km. A 1.6litre diesel returns 67mpg and offers more power. Even the 1.2 litre TSI engine, which is more responsive than one would imagine, will return around 55mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2. All of the engines offer performance levels.
The Rapid is a practical family car with a massive boot and it offers an incredible package that is value for money. It’s also a very safe car, having scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests and the suspension deals with the bumpy roads of the UK very well.
Even the small petrol engine performs well at speed on motorways, and insulation research that it's a very quiet drive. Handling is excellent; it is particularly good in towns with the steering being light and accurate. Okay so it's not the most exciting or well-equipped car in the family car sector but it does offer a real alternative for those on a budget since it comes with a great level of kit. If you're looking for a family car with a bit more pizzazz, then take a look at the Rapid which has space, lots of safety features, great performance and unbelievable levels of reliability too. In the Rapid, the level of standard equipment includes air con, electric windows and mirrors while other models come alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and tinted rear windows. Safety equipment includes electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and a good range of airbags. There's also a tyre pressure monitor, fog lamps with cornering beam and a hill-hold control.
Why not have a look at the Rapid on the official Skoda UK company website and get the latest news about the Rapid at The UK Skoda Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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