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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 17 Skoda Octavia versions available

Estate 1.2 TSI 105 S 5dr £17,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.2 TSI 105 SE 5dr £18,465
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 S 5dr £19,165
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 SE 5dr £19,665
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 SE 5dr £20,515
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 Elegance 5dr £21,365
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE 5dr £21,415
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 SE 4x4 5dr £21,965
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 Elegance 5dr £22,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4 5dr £22,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 5dr £23,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI 105 Elegance 4x4 5dr £23,665
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TSI 220 vRS 5dr £24,560
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 4x4 5dr £24,565
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 184 vRS 5dr £24,825
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4 5dr £25,315
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI 184 Scout 4x4 5dr £27,990
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 predicted to hold their value well and are very competitively priced. However, most buyers will rate economy as a priority, hence the popularity of the 1.6-litre diesel. As a result of the demand, it should hold its value marginally better than the rest of the range. Add the 1.6’s other low costs and relaxing driving experience, and it’s the one to go for.

Don’t discount the petrols if you don’t do many miles, though. They’re a delight to use, being 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. Elegance trim could be worth stretching to if you spend a lot of time in the car. It adds sat-nav, the variable boot floor, automatic lights and wipers, and leather and Alcantara trim, which is more than enough luxury to justify the price premium.

Reader test team says:

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

Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 5dr

I got this car for its space and economy, rather than for any particular driver appeal, but after less than 1000 miles I am really appreciating it. …

Peter Welford

5 out of 5 stars
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