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Octavia Estate
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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£18,900-Β£30,940

Target Price (cash)

Β£17,225-Β£28,157

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Variable-height boot floor

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£220.41-Β£390.91/month

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Engines

1.5 TSI
We are yet to try out this variant
2.0 TDI CR 184 4x4 DSG
This engine offers a little more oomph than the regular 2.0 TDI 150, but it’s only available in two versions: the sporty vRS model and the off-road Scout. In the Scout it’s available only with four-wheel drive, whereas you have a choice of two or four-wheel drive with the vRS.
2.0 TSI
Only available in the vRS model and provides prodigious pace. Comes with a choice of a slick six-speed manual or quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox. There are sweeter hot-hatches to drive out there, but none offer the vRS’s the blend of speed and practicality.
2.0 TDI CR
We are yet to try out this variant
1.6 TDI CR
A good engine if value for money is a priority, because it’s super-economical. However, the five-speed gearbox makes it a little noisy on the motorway, it’s not the most muted engine when revved hard, and neither is it that quick.
1.4 TSI
This turbocharged petrol engine is smooth, quiet, relatively economical and cheap on company car tax. Unless you are covering vast miles on motorways, where the extra economy of a diesel could make more sense, it would be our pick of the range.
1.0 TI S
The best-value engine in the range for low-mileage drivers. Doesn’t feel strained at all, despite the size of the car. It’s refined, easy to drive smoothly, feels punchy enough around town and manages adequately on the motorway. It’s cheap to run, too.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

42.8-72.4 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

103-149 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-I

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1740 litres

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