Skoda Octavia Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Interior

Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 dashboard
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  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front seats
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 infotainment touchscreen
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 side panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front studio
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear studio
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 boot
  • Skoda Octavia iV estate hybrid COTY
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front seats
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 infotainment touchscreen
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 side panning
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front studio
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear studio
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 boot
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

There’s plenty of reach and rake adjustment for the steering wheel and a good range of movement for the seat, including adjustable lumbar support, so finding an ideal driving position is easy. SE L First Edition trim even comes with a powered driver’s seat with memory function, but the seats are very supportive on longer journeys, whatever version you go for.

Another feature that's standard (on all bar SE trim) is a digital instrument display called the Virtual Cockpit, which is easy to read with plenty of layout and content options. It's so good, in fact, that it makes the optional head-up display an unnecessary expense. 

At night the default bright LED headlights help you pick your way. They can be upgraded at a cost to clever adaptive 'Matrix' LED headlights that allow you to use the main beam more often without blinding other drivers.

Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Helpfully, Skoda has positioned the infotainment touchscreen high on the dashboard so you don’t have to take your eyes far from the road to see it. SE First Edition trim has an 8.3in screen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as a DAB radio. Every other trim (including the entry-level SE oddly) has the bigger trim 10.0in screen, with built-in 3D navigation added to SE Technology and SE L versions.

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