Skoda Octavia Estate

Skoda Octavia Estate review

Manufacturer price from:£19,510
What Car? Target Price:£17,967
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Hands up if you're under the impression that Skodas look a tad dull? Well, you may have had a point, but with the latest version of the Skoda Octavia Estate, the company's certainly injected some visual pizzazz. We refer to the Octavia's controversial four-headlight, front-end design, and we'll leave you to work out if it's simply fabulous or a bit frumpy.

Beyond its face, the current Octavia Estate has stayed broadly the same since its launch back in 2012. That's not a negative though, because we've always rated it as one of the most practical budget estates out there.

There are plenty of rivals for you to consider, everything from the Seat Leon ST, and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer to the pricer Volkswagen Golf Estate. While they are all fine cars, they don't match the Octavia's load-lugging capabilities, plus the Octavia goes further than many rivals by offering an off-road focused all-wheel-drive Scout variant.

But is its supreme load-lugging ability reason enough to buy the Octavia Estate? Read on over the next few pages to find the answer, and we'll also let you know which engines and trims are best, and what options are worth adding.

 

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Trims
There are 5 trims available for the Octavia estate. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Even this entry-level trim comes with air-conditioning, alloy wheels, an 8.0in touchscr...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£17,967
Average Saving £1,543
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SE
This is our favourite for private buyers, because it adds rear parking sensors, manual...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£19,155
Average Saving £1,650
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SE Technology
The one to go for if you’re a company car user. It includes an upgraded infotainment sy...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£20,205
Average Saving £600
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SE L
SE L trim brings Alcantara and leather seat trim, adaptive cruise control, LED headligh...View trim
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£22,244
Average Saving £1,926
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vRS
Sporty vRS models have sports suspension, sports seats, LED headlights, 18in alloys, cr...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£26,544
Average Saving £2,281
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