Octavia 2019 Awards

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE 5dr 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. For a practical, useable and enjoyable hatchback, it’s hard to beat the Octavia.

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Trim: SE

This is our favourite for private buyers, because it adds rear parking sensors, manual driver and passenger lumbar adjustment, a front centre armrest, a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and rear electric windows – all for a reasonable uplift in cost.

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
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Urban: 43.5Motorway: 68.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

590

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km

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