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Explore the various reasons why the cost-efficient Skoda Rapid is a good option on the used car market

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Skoda Rapid Exterior Front Driving

With the Rapid, Skoda have brought a versatile family car to market that is excellent value for money. Although it was replaced in 2019 by its successor, the Scala, plenty of used examples can still be found that are suitable alternatives to the smaller Fabia and larger Octavia.

But this car being replaced doesn't mean it's not worth considering. The Skoda Rapid has an array of features that make it a viable option, such as:

  • Good value for money
  • Wide choice of engines
  • Spacious interior
  • Excellent safety rating
  • Spaceback and hatchback bodystyles

Discover the benefits of the Skoda Rapid in more detail below.

Engines and Driving Experience

Skoda Rapid Exterior Rear Static

Driving the Rapid is a relatively easy and simple experience, with the soft suspension increasing comfort as it deals with bumps and cracks in the road. Unfortunately, the vehicle is Rapid by name but not by nature, so if you're looking for an uber-engaging driving experience it may not be the most suitable option.

A number of engines are available, to make things easier we've listed them below:

Petrol (TSI)

  • 1.0-litre: 94 or 109bhp, up to 62mpg.
  • 1.2-litre: 89 or 108bhp, up to 50mpg.
  • 1.4-litre: 123bhp, up to 58mpg.

Diesel (TDI)

  • 1.4-litre: 89bhp, up to 70mpg.
  • 1.6-litre: 113bhp, up to 67mpg.

Both automatic and manual gearboxes can be found on used examples. If you're regularly completing long journeys we'd recommend the diesel, but the petrol engines are more suitable when travelling around town.

Practicality and Running Costs

Skoda Rapid Boot

Practicality is definitely the Skoda Rapid's forte. 550 litres of boot space in its standard setup is enough to see it sit at the top end of its class. This increases to a mammoth 1,490 litres if you fold the seats, which is ideal when transporting larger pieces of cargo.

Interior space is also generous, with a good amount of adjustability granted to the driver's seat position. Passengers can also travel in comfort too with plenty of head and legroom for adults to sit in the rear, where the ISOFIX mounting points can also be accessed if using child seats.

Getting insured comes at a reasonable price, with the Rapid's highest insurance group being 19 (out of 50). Any Evans Halshaw dealership is well-equipped to take care of servicing and maintenance requirements.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Skoda Rapid Interior

Featuring the usual design we have come to expect from Skoda, the Rapid possesses an interior that can be relied on and feels as if it can stand the test of time. The dashboard layout is also simple, with all buttons being within reach of the driver.

Being a low cost vehicle, the Rapid doesn't come with an extensive list of equipment as standard. But opting for a higher specification model with extra bits of optional technology can see you gain access to features such as cruise control and satellite navigation.

But gadgets are often not a priority, safety is. The full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating provides reassurance for you and your family whilst out on the road thanks to a number of safety features, such as:

  • Front assist collision warning
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Parking sensors

Is the Skoda Rapid right for me?

The Skoda Rapid is a great all-rounder, has plenty of room for you and the family whilst out on the road and is good value for money.

If you're working with a bigger budget, then it may be worth taking a look at premium alternatives such as the Volkswagen Golf or BMW 1 Series. There are also more stylish and sporty options available on the used car market such as the SEAT Leon and Renault Megane if that's what you're after.

Nonetheless, the Skoda Rapid still has a lot to offer and can get you from A to B in comfort.

Why purchase a used Skoda Rapid through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.