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Equipment

3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Touchscreen infotainment on all models
  • Smartphone mirroring from SE Tech and up
  • Handy umbrella a classic Skoda touch

Similar to its more conventional Rapid hatchback counterpart, the Spaceback will be available in three trim levels, S, SE Tech and SE Sport. It’s worth noting that air-con is standard across the range.

Standard Skoda Rapid Spaceback equipment

The entry level S comes well equipped with the latest safety technology, but as befitting the entry level model it is a little sparse when it comes to items of convenience. Looking at the spec list the only highlights to be picked out are:

Mid-range SE Tech trim has:

The range-topping SE Sport features:

  • 17-inch black alloy wheels
  • A panoramic glass roof
  • Extended tailgate glass
  • Sports seats and sports detailing for the exterior

Optional Skoda Rapid Spaceback extras

If you want to make your Rapid Spaceback a whole lot more personal then there’s an array of options to do this.

There are plenty of paint colours to choose from, including the rather lurid Rallye Green and pearlescent black. There are also additional alloy wheel choices to help add a bit of extra style.

Buyers after a bit of extra convenience can specify heated seats in both the front and rear, Xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors and a parking camera.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Rapid Spaceback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Climate control

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Elegance optional equipment
None available

GreenLine equipment

GreenLine standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
GreenLine optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • CD

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SE Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights

SE Tech equipment

SE Tech standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Tech optional equipment
  • CD

Safety

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Full five-star safety rating
  • Care Connect features emergency call function
  • Good standard of safety equipment

As you would expect from the Czech manufacturer’s previous record in this sector, Skoda Rapid Spaceback safety levels are good.

Standard safety equipment includes front, side and head airbags, height-adjustable three-point safety belts with pre-tensioners in the front, ABS (Antilock Braking System) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) systems all fitted as standard.

The Rapid Spaceback and its regular hatch sibling also come with Care Connect, which features an emergency call function, along with service or breakdown calling from a set of buttons next to the front interior lighting switches.

Other optional safety features include tyre pressure control, fog lamps with cornering function and the hill-hold control assistant.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Ample space front and rear
  • Several cubbies and storage spaces
  • Front centre console cupholder too high for bottles

Passenger space is where the Rapid Spaceback really shines; there’s an extra eight millimetres of headroom over the saloon and legroom is generous. Even six footers will have little problem in there.

There is no shortage of storage options in the Skoda Rapid Spaceback either, with cup holders, iPhone holders, a sunglasses compartment, waste bins, ticket holders, cupboards and storage nets all available. It even has the trademark Skoda ice scraper hidden neatly in the fuel filler cap.

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is 4,304mm long, 1,459mm tall and 1,706mm wide. Those numbers are pretty much meaningless on their own, but as a reference point, the Spaceback is slightly smaller than a Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Focus, yet offers more interior and boot space than the latter.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback practicality is very good. Despite not having a boot as big as the Rapid hatchback, that doesn’t stop the Spaceback still being competitive in the sector with 415 litres available stretching to 1,381 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

Also included is a double cargo floor which can be used to create an extra compartment, ideal for smaller items that you’d like to leave in there on a more permanent basis. A double-sided floor cover with one carpeted side and the other a rubber like material that is dirt and water repellent. Ideal for carrying wet or muddy dogs or any outdoor gear that may damage the carpet otherwise.

There’s also an array of hooks and nets available to help stop your shopping from rolling out during the drive home from the supermarket while the armrest in the rear lowers to allow longer items to be carried.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Skoda Rapid Spaceback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Skoda Rapid Spaceback 415 litres
Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12-17) 378 litres
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (09-15) 351 litres
Ford Focus Hatchback 237 litres

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