Evaluate: Skoda Fast is owned by a Slavia 1.0 TSI MT . drives


The Slavia has a suspension that has been tuned for consolation. It’s delicate and takes on the ups and downs of the street superbly with out transmitting a lot hustle and bustle contained in the cabin.

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Take a look at Drive Expertise: Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI MT

I examined the Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI handbook as we speak. Listed here are my observations.

Notice: Comparisons are from my expertise of possession within the prolonged household of Rapide 1.6 TDI / Vento 1.5 TDI / Polo 1.6 GT TDI and driving Polo 1.0 TSI MT.


Seems to be and Street Presence:

Slavia is the longest and widest in its phase and this clearly exhibits in its look. The automotive is proportionate and stylish from the edges and three quarters on the rear. Though personally I’m not a fan of that large entrance grille.

Particularly within the white shade, it seemed like a D phase automotive from the aspect view.

The Fast nonetheless seems higher (in particular person) from the entrance. The image additionally exhibits that Slavia is clearly one measurement bigger than Fast:

Ergonomics and Area:

The entrance seats had been very comfy, each adjustable for top. Aspect bolstering was supportive and good. The cushioning was additionally good. Adjustable steering, adjustable entrance armrest for rake and attain make it very straightforward to search out the perfect driving place.

The rear seats are additionally nicely contoured and supply ample assist. Beneath thigh assist is a bit missing IMO. The larger measurement actually interprets into a greater location when in comparison with the Rapide. I do not assume even a 6 foot household would complain in Slavia. That being mentioned, the smaller Metropolis and Ciaz provide higher rear area.

The boot is massive (the biggest within the phase) and Skoda provides a full-size metal wheel for the spare.

Engine – Energy in addition to NVH:

Although I used to be trying ahead to driving the 1.5 TSI MT, it was unavailable because the demand for the automotive is kind of much less as in comparison with the 1.0 TSI. Comprehensible because the 1.5 is the most costly and is being made out there solely in the most costly styling variants.

1.0 TSI is not any stranger to me. I completely loved it in Polo 1.0 TSI. In Slavia although, it feels a bit mature, or in different phrases, rather less aggressive than what I discovered in polo. This may increasingly have been attributable to Slavia’s further heft, or to a distinct engine tune by koda or each. I used to be additionally impressed with NVH. It’s extremely refined until you are an fanatic. Nonetheless, it is not bitter. In my expertise, the 1.0 TSI is essentially the most refined 3 cylinder petrol I’ve pushed.

100kph in sixth gear is at round 2200 rpm, which is nice for quiet freeway cruising in addition to gasoline effectivity.

1.0 TSI can be greater than sufficient for 90% of our inhabitants.

Journey High quality:

The Slavia has a suspension that has been tuned for consolation. It’s delicate and takes on the ups and downs of the street superbly with out transmitting a lot hustle and bustle contained in the cabin. It can be an excellent household automotive for lengthy distance aged residents. The automotive comes with 205 part 16 inch wheels. Journey high quality is one space the place Slavia is healthier than Fast. Thoughts you, the Rapide was a cushty automotive in itself, with completely tuned suspension.


Does not really feel like a typical Skoda:

Slavia did not really feel like Fast/Vento/Polo. The distinctive top/concrete nature of the doorways was conspicuously lacking. The doorways now not really feel stable, nor do they shut with that well-known ‘thud’. Whereas that is on no account a scientific indicator of a automotive’s security, individuals who have owned Skoda/VW automobiles previously will definitely keep in mind that stable expertise.

The distinction was apparent as I had fast standings other than Slavia. Even the Kushk doorways felt extra stable (lighter than the Fast). Even plastic felt cheaper in some areas. Plastic was powerful in every single place within the Polo/Fast, however did not really feel low cost. In Slavia nonetheless, some plastic on the sprint in addition to the central cup holders appeared low cost. The peak-adjusting lever within the driver’s seat was already screaming.

There was no rattle although. The inside format is neat and fashionable as nicely.

Operation and Operation:

Steering feels mild at metropolis speeds, which is an effective factor. IMO its weight did not have as a lot to do with velocity. It stays mild at triple-digit speeds and has very low responsiveness as nicely. The delicate suspension does not assist in both circumstances. The Fast was once the primary driver’s selection C2 sedan. Sadly, Slavia doesn’t carry the baton as a driver’s automotive.


Fast’s damaging has been taken right here as nicely. The door sills are excessive. It requires getting used to getting out with out scratching your foot.

The place Slavia is healthier than Fast:

The place Fast is healthier than Slavia:


In case you are a kind of only a few individuals who want sedans as we speak then the Slavia is an excellent choice. It seems spacious, comfy, refined, edgy and stylish. It actually is a good choice for those pushed by the driving force.

In the event you ask me if this can be a good substitute for a Fast proprietor who likes driving dynamics, I might say no. The identical 1.0 TSI MT naturally made me push the Polo more durable, whereas in Slavia, the general dynamics of the automotive made me drive gentler. Slavia actually does not join in addition to Fast or Vento/Polo.

Slavia in Silver Shade:

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