For A cavernous boot and roomy cabin make the Octavia Estate practical, while efficient engines help keep running costs low. You get a lot of equipment and a classy cabin, and the handling is composed.

Against It could be more refined and the ride is a bit unsettled around town.

Skoda Octavia Estate
44 5stars

In every practical way, the Skoda Octavia Estate is the best car in its class. It’s also relaxing to be in and should be painless to own.

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There are 24 Skoda Octavia versions available

Estate 1.2 TSI 105 S 5dr £17,330
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.2 TSI 105 SE 5dr £18,680
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 S 5dr £19,380
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 SE 5dr £19,880
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 SE Business 5dr £20,580
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 SE 5dr £20,730
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 110 GreenLine 5dr £21,425
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 110 SE Business G'line 5dr £21,425
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 Elegance 5dr £21,580
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE 5dr £21,735
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE Business 5dr £21,735
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 SE 4x4 5dr £22,180
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 Elegance 5dr £22,430
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4 5dr £23,185
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 5dr £23,330
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 Elegance 4x4 5dr £23,880
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 4x4 5dr £24,780
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TSI 220 vRS 5dr £25,030
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 184 vRS 5dr £25,275
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4 5dr £25,405
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 5dr £27,665
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.8 TSI 180 Laurin & Klement 5dr £27,830
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 184 Scout 4x4 5dr £28,200
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Laurin Klement 4x4 5dr £29,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There are no bad or unjustifiable models in the Skoda Octavia Estate range. All are very competitively priced and are predicted to hold their value well. However, most buyers rate economy as a priority, hence the popularity of the 1.6-litre diesel. Go for the Greenline if you can; it’s a bit more expensive to buy, but the extra power and six-speed gearbox make it more relaxing to drive, and it’s impressive economy and CO2 emissions make it the pick of the range for private and business buyers alike.

Don’t discount the petrol versions if you don’t do many miles, though. They’re more refined than the diesels, cheaper to buy and still pretty economical.

Entry-level S trim is well equipped, but we’d opt for SE because it adds climate control and rear parking sensors. If you’re a company car driver or private buyer paying for the car upfront, however, go for SE Business trim. It comes with sat-nav, cruise control and a central front armrest.

Reader test team says:

Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6 TDI Elegance 5dr

I bought this as a replacement for my Superb 2.0 Elegance and have to say it's a much poorer car in many ways. I expected a similar sort of…

Ewen Bruce

3 out of 5 stars

Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TSI 220 vRS 5dr

Bought the vRS model a few weeks ago and have already put over 1K miles on it - the sort of car that makes you want to go for a drive, take a detour…

Stuart Firth

4 out of 5 stars

Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE 5dr

I recently replaced my 2003 A4 Estate with this car, and I couldn't really be happier with my decision. Everything feels extremely well screwed…

Andrew Moss

4 out of 5 stars

Skoda Octavia Estate 1.2 TSI 105 SE 5dr

I was worried over the engine size, but any concerns have evaporated. I had a 1.6 Petrol Qashqai before this, the 1.2L Turbo Skoda engine is much…

Andy Christie

5 out of 5 stars
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