Skoda Octavia Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Accessibility & Motability

Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 front seats
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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:
  • Motability - Access
  • Motability - Storage
  • Motability - Ease of use and options

Accessibility & Motability

Usability for people with disability or their carers

Motability - Access

The driver's door opens to 67 degrees. That's pretty typical among family estate cars and the doors  shouldn't pose any great obstacle when getting in and out. Meanwhile, at a reasonably low 369mm from the ground, the door sills are relatively easy to negotiate. 

There's also a wide range of height adjustment for the driver’s seat. At its lowest, it’s 514mm from the road, while at its highest, that increases to 598mm. As with the door opening and sill height, those measurements are typical for a family estate car.

Motability - Ease of use and options

Most engines are available with an automatic gearbox, so if that's your need or preference, it won't be a problem. Just be aware that it can be a little abrupt in its changes at low speeds.

Look over your shoulder to reverse park and you get a pretty good view, but rear parking sensors are standard to make life that little bit easier.

Optional extras worth considering include a space-saver spare wheel in place of a tyre repair kit, and a 'virtual pedal' to open the boot by moving your foot under the bumper. It's a cost option on SE L trim and standard on the sporty vRS model.

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