The modelRead full 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.
The trimSee full equipment
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.
The engineSee full engine specs
Our pick of the range is the excellent 148bhp 1.5 TSI 150 petrol. You need to rev it harder than the diesel 2.0 TDI 150 at times but when you do it's even brisker (0-62mph takes just 8.5sec). It's also quieter and costs a whole lot less, and should still manage decent fuel economy, too.
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