Skoda Octavia Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear seats
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The estate class include behemoths like the Volvo V90, but even to there’s plenty of space up front in the Octavia; a very tall driver will certainly be able to get comfortable even with a headroom-robbing panoramic glass roof fitted. Storage is better than in many rivals, too; the door pockets are a good size, with provision for a 1.5-litre bottle, and the air-con-cooled glovebox is big enough to keep your entire £3.50 meal deal fresh. We speak from experience.

There’s another large covered storage space beneath the front armrest that is perfect for hiding electronic devices and other valuables, and it's also cooled, should you need to keep yet more food stashed and fresh.

Of course, then there are even bigger estate cars, too, including the massive Skoda Superb that is truly lounge-like. 

A central armrest with two cupholders is standard on all models and the rear door pockets are a decent size. A map pocket on the back of each front seat, along with a smaller smartphone pocket, is also standard, along with sizeable rear door bins.

Skoda Octavia Estate 2021 rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

In terms of its flexibility, the Octavia Estate is pretty conventional, although the 60/40 split seats are folded by a couple of levers in the boot, so you don’t have to walk around to the passenger compartment.

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