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

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£32,185
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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For a bit extra over the SE trim, SE Technology, which is aimed at business users mainly, gains floor mats, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, more distinctive 16in alloy wheels, front parking sensors, x5 USB-C ports and sat-nav.  

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

282.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

490

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

23

g/km

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