Skoda Octavia Estate 1.4 TSI iV SE L DSG 5dr Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £34,230What Car? Target Price£31,797
Review

The Skoda Octavia Estate offers a vast boot considering its size, and generous space for occupants. However, it's far more than just a big box on wheels; its relatively plush interior, generally cosseting ride and frugal engines make it a fantastic car for covering big distances in. Despite the iV’s reduced luggage capacity, it’s big in the back by plug-in hybrid standards, has a strong, smooth engine and gearbox, and makes brilliant financial sense for company car users.

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There’s a bit of a price jump to SE L, but it's still not exorbitant in the grand scheme of things. You get plenty of useful kit, such as 17in alloys, privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, power-folding door mirrors, suede trim, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry. SE L First Edition tops that off with ambient lighting, the blind spot warning and a powered driver's seat.

Our pick for company car drivers is the brilliant plug-in hybrid 1.4 TSI iV 204. It sits in a very low BIK tax band and, as far as performance goes, it'll rattle off 0-62mph in just 7.8sec; although it's less rapid in electric-only mode it's pokey enough and can officially do up to 41 miles on a single charge. That's very competitive for a plug-in hybrid and should cover the majority of commutes. Charging takes 6hrs from a three-pin plug or 3hrs from a 7kW wall box.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

490

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

24

g/km

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