- 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:
- 15-inch steel wheels
- A 6.5-inch touchscreen for the multimedia system
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Remote central locking
Mid-range SE Tech trim has:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Cruise control
- Rear parking sensors
- Climate control
- MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- A handy umbrella under the front passenger seat
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.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Rapid Spaceback.
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|
Black Edition equipment
|Black Edition standard equipment|
|Black Edition optional equipment|
|Elegance standard equipment|
|Elegance optional equipment|
|GreenLine standard equipment|
|GreenLine optional equipment|
|S standard equipment|
|S optional equipment|
|SE standard equipment|
|SE optional equipment|
SE Sport equipment
|SE Sport standard equipment|
|SE Sport optional equipment|
SE Tech equipment
|SE Tech standard equipment|
|SE Tech optional equipment|
- 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.
- 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.
|Skoda Rapid Spaceback||415 litres|
|Hyundai i30 Hatchback (12-17)||378 litres|
|Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (09-15)||351 litres|
|Ford Focus Hatchback||237 litres|