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Video Review - Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI Style (A)
20 May 2021  |  SKODA Reviews
The Skoda Scala offers those looking for a hatchback an interesting option with its super-sized interior dimensions.
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   Consumer Reviews of SKODA Scala
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OVERALL RATING
 
5 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4.5/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
3.5/5 Features
4.5/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
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5 Reviews

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aerolith
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4 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Stylish and different  Posted on 21 Jun 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 3/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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You get an interesting looking hatchback, slightly stretched so it almost looks like an estate, and full of angular lines all over, from the doors to the head and taillights.

What I like
Loaded with safety tech, and with 148bhp you'll be able to catch up with a lot of traffic. Zero to 100km/h is 8.5 seconds in the Scala!

The cabin is also nice, plenty of space at the rear, and the boot is actually quite spacious, even if a lot of the space is quite deep in.

What I do not like
Just ok body control over the worst roads.

jamesim7
Neutral Newbie
2 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 11-Jul-2016
Simply Clever  Posted on 12 Jun 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Was Having initial thoughts of test driving the Kamiq without any interest in the Scala, but went for it anyway since I was there. The drive was extremely smooth and I was surprised at how well it was holding the road. Of course, it's an SUV vs hatchback comparison but after test driving both, I went ahead to book the Scala.

Having driving my own for 3 weeks now, I can say it's a good buy and when you're up for a little enthusiastic driving, the Scala is always ready to go where you point it to. This legroom and boot space at the back makes you rethink hatchbacks. It should fit into most lifestyles easily.

Fuel economy is pretty decent too, averaging 17km/l without pushing the car too hard and strategic de-activation of 2 cylinders to aid my drive. The only gripe I have is a relatively hollow roof inner lining, but otherwise the ride is still a quiet and comfortable one.

You wouldn't believe the platform was built for a smaller car like the Polo or Ibiza.

What I like
Strong angular lines
LED front and tail lamps
Responsive engine with decent torque
Legroom and boot room (even comparable to some sedans)
Solid build

What I do not like
Some scratchy plastics inside, but not at high touch areas
Cupholders are built for small energy drink sizes - some bubble teas are still ok though :)
You really got to slam the boot to lock it - unless you're going for the Style or MC trim with auto tailgate

quippery
Neutral Newbie
7 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
One great looking car  Posted on 31 May 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 3/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Look at it. Sharp angles everywhere and awesome looking head and taillights! You get all the necessary safety features in the Skoda Scala, plus 148bhp and loads of space for passengers and luggage.

What I like
Decent power, safe, easy to drive, and loads of space.

What I do not like
Nil.

ZephyrX_045
Neutral Newbie
4 reviews
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1 forum posts Joined on 15-Dec-2019
Reliable, Practical & Sporty.  Posted on 18 May 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Went down to Skoda to check the Kamiq and Scala out with my fiancée. The Kamiq was a nice addition to the Skoda lineup, but the rear seats are too encroaching. However, the Scala had a very welcoming interior. Coming from a SEAT Leon, which is a super unreliable car, the Scala was a complete change of ambience. The car was a lot more reliable in terms of interior quality as well as exterior quality. Having ridden and driven VW Group cars for more than 19 years, VW's MQB platform stands out the most in terms of driving pleasure, comfort and practicality. Particularly this car, based on the A0 platform and yet still beats the Golf Mk. 8 in terms of looks and practicality.

Moving on to the test drive, the one they had was the Monte Carlo trim. Had all the bells and whistles and a few extras such as a panoramic roof and bodykit. The ride in the front was very comfortable as expected. The rear was a change of pace as well. Much more comfortable than the Leon's. The 1.5 TSi can clock at least 20 km/l on the expressway because of the active cylinder management system. The torque and power of the engine makes the 1.0 TSi on the Leon look like a punchline of some really bad joke. Overtaking, getting up to speed and some heavy-footed driving makes the Scala extremely fun to drive. Stability is also as expected from Continental cars as they are engineered for higher speeds.

Comparing the Monte Carlo Trim, Style Trim and Ambition Trim, the Style trim would be my ultimate choice as the Monte Carlo trim would be an extra cost just for the looks and aesthetics.

What I like
1. Rear Aircon Vents for Singapore's hot weather. 1 of 3 cars from Skoda built on the MQB-A0 platform. 1st being the Scala, 2nd being the Kamiq, lastly, the new Fabia.

2. Safety features are found on all 3 trim levels.

3. Punchy yet efficient 1.5 TSI engine. A significant upgrade from the previous gen 1.4 TSI.

4. Umbrella found in the driver side door. Something that a lot of manufacturers do not include, and only very high-end conti cars like Rolls Royce would have.

5. Big-A** BOOT. 426 Litres! Puts the Leon, Golf and Kamiq to shame due to its size. Has a variable boot floor. Not only that, it even has SPACE for a FULL SIZED Spare wheel.

What I do not like
1. Monte Carlo Trim is an expensive Aesthetic add-on

2. Panoramic Glass roof compromises structural integrity in the event of a rollover

3. Panoramic Glass Roof also would cook the inside of the car.

4. I'm probably just complaining about the Monte Carlo trim at this point.

ilovetoyotacars
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16 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 25-May-2015
Good looking conti hatchback  Posted on 18 May 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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I have always been interested in hatchback cars, they are fun and easy to drive, only problem is most of them are quite small, not much legroom at the back and very small boot space.

This Skoda Scala is surprisingly spacious, there is plenty of boot space as well, especially when you knock down the rear seats! Design wise, I think it is quite good looking, simple and nice.

As expected of a VAG car, the interior is user friendly and comfortable, although not very luxurious. Rides quite comfortably, rear not too bumpy, better than other older hatchbacks that I have driven

What I like
Very spacious for a hatchback, plenty of boot space makes it a practical choice. Taking it for road trip to Malaysia should be OK, can fit luggages.

What I do not like
Noticed abit of road noise and wind noise.

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4.5 stars - based on 5 reviews