Octavia 2019 Awards

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 5dr DSG Review

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Review

The Octavia confirms its place as a class-leading hatchback purely by the amount of space on offer, with a boot that’s longer and far more useable than almost any of its rivals. It’s also incredibly well priced for a car with such substance and gets plenty of equipment regardless of which trim you choose. For a practical, useable and enjoyable hatchback, it’s hard to beat the Octavia.

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Trim:

SE L

SE L trim brings Alcantara and leather seat trim, LED headlights, power-folding door mirrors, privacy glass and automatic emergency braking. A nice added extra is the handy umbrella kept under the passenger’s seat.

Engine:

1.5 TSI

Our favourite engine in the Octavia range is this punchy 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol. We reckon it's worth the extra over the entry-level 1.0 TSI.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

55.4

Urban: 41.5Motorway: 65.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

590

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

116

g/km