Skoda car reviews

Once regarded as the lame duck of European brands, Skoda has enjoyed a major turnaround under the stewardship of parent company Volkswagen Group. Models such as the Fabia and Octavia have established the marque as a producer of surprisingly high-quality mainstream cars that offer great value. Skoda has also now widened its market reach with models such as the Roomster MPV and Yeti SUV. 

However, the close relationship with VW and sharing of some engines means certain diesel-powered Skodas built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' scandal, and therefore could be more polluting than official figures suggest - affected models could be recalled sometime in 2016. Please refer to our guide to find out how to check if your car is one of them.

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New Skoda reviews

7 New Skoda reviews available

Skoda Citigo reviews

Skoda has entered uncharted waters with its Citigo city car – a sub-Fabia supermini which is mechanically identical to the Volkswagen Up. It's a small-but-perfectly-formed city car that's available in both three- and five-door versions.

Latest model: Skoda Citigo (2012-)

Skoda Fabia reviews

The Skoda Fabia is currently in its third state of generation. It's a cleanly-styled, well-built supermini available as a five-door hatchback or a small estate. It's closely related to the Volkswagen Polo, but is more utility-orientated, with practical packaging and a no-nonsense image.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected

Latest models: Skoda Fabia (2015-).

Skoda Octavia reviews

The Skoda Octavia is a comfortable large family-sized hatchback, which is easy to drive, affordable to buy, and cheap to run. It's also available as a practical estate, with variants including the high-riding Scout 4x4. 

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Skoda Octavia (2013-) and Skoda Octavia Estate (2013-)

Skoda Rapid reviews

The Skoda Rapid is a budget-priced family car with space for five adults and a huge boot. Buyers can choose from the Rapid hatchback (which is styled like a saloon) and the smaller Rapid Spaceback (which looks like an estate).

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Skoda Rapid (2012-), Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2014-)

Skoda Roomster reviews

The Skoda Roomster MPV is a bit of an oddball to look at but it offers an impressive level of practicality. It's pleasing to drive compared with more van-like than rivals such as the Citroen Berlingo Multispace, but it's also roomier than most mini-MPVs.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Skoda Roomster (2006-)

Skoda Superb reviews

The Skoda Superb is either a step too far for Volkswagen's budget brand or one of the most underrated luxury cars around, depending on your badge-snobbery. The second generation car (2008-) has a curious saloon/hatchback hybrid tailgate for better practicality.  

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Skoda Superb Estate (2015-)

Skoda Yeti reviews

The Skoda Yeti is a compact crossover available with front- or four-wheel drive, the latter with good off-road ability. It's essentially a family car rival for the Nissan Qashqai and it delivers low running costs and good all-round versatility.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Skoda Yeti (2009-)

Used Skoda reviews

7 Used Skoda reviews available

  • Skoda Rapid reviews

    2 reviews available (2012 - 2016) | Used price: from £5,875

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    The Skoda Rapid is a budget-priced family car with space for five adults and a huge boot. Buyers can choose from the Rapid hatchback (which is styled like a saloon) and the smaller Rapid Spaceback (which looks like an estate).

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Skoda Rapid (2012-), Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2014-)

  • Skoda Citigo reviews

    1 review available (2012 - 2015) | Used price: from £4,295

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    Skoda has entered uncharted waters with its Citigo city car – a sub-Fabia supermini which is mechanically identical to the Volkswagen Up. It's a small-but-perfectly-formed city car that's available in both three- and five-door versions.

    Latest model: Skoda Citigo (2012-)

  • Skoda Yeti reviews

    1 review available (2009 - 2015) | Used price: from £6,095

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    The Skoda Yeti is a compact crossover available with front- or four-wheel drive, the latter with good off-road ability. It's essentially a family car rival for the Nissan Qashqai and it delivers low running costs and good all-round versatility.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Skoda Yeti (2009-)

  • Skoda Roomster reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2015) | Used price: from £2,995

    2014 Skoda Roomster 1

    The Skoda Roomster MPV is a bit of an oddball to look at but it offers an impressive level of practicality. It's pleasing to drive compared with more van-like than rivals such as the Citroen Berlingo Multispace, but it's also roomier than most mini-MPVs.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Skoda Roomster (2006-)

  • Skoda Octavia reviews

    5 reviews available (2004 - 2015) | Used price: from £1,775

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    The Skoda Octavia is a comfortable large family-sized hatchback, which is easy to drive, affordable to buy, and cheap to run. It's also available as a practical estate, with variants including the high-riding Scout 4x4. 

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Skoda Octavia (2013-) and Skoda Octavia Estate (2013-)

  • Skoda Superb reviews

    4 reviews available (2002 - 2015) | Used price: from £1,175

    Skoda Superb (3)

    The Skoda Superb is either a step too far for Volkswagen's budget brand or one of the most underrated luxury cars around, depending on your badge-snobbery. The second generation car (2008-) has a curious saloon/hatchback hybrid tailgate for better practicality.  

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Skoda Superb Estate (2015-)

  • Skoda Fabia reviews

    4 reviews available (2000 - 2016) | Used price: from £725

    Skoda Fabia (7)

    The Skoda Fabia is currently in its third state of generation. It's a cleanly-styled, well-built supermini available as a five-door hatchback or a small estate. It's closely related to the Volkswagen Polo, but is more utility-orientated, with practical packaging and a no-nonsense image.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected

    Latest models: Skoda Fabia (2015-).