Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • Skoda Octavia interior dashboard
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  • Skoda Octavia interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Octavia headlight detail
  • Skoda Octavia grille detail
  • Skoda Octavia interior front seats
  • Skoda Octavia boot open
RRP £25,075What Car? Target Price£23,743
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

First and foremost, the Octavia offers generous space for occupants and a massive boot that dwarfs most competitors from the class above, plus its plush interior and frugal engines make it a fantastic car for covering big distances in. The iV makes brilliant financial sense for company car users.

First off, all versions have a few handy treats, like the umbrella in the passenger door and an ice scraper clipped to the fuel filler flap. SE trim is far from stripped out, with 16in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, two-zone climate control, keyless start, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, a 10.0in infotainment touchscreen, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, x2 USB-C ports, voice control, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and front-seat lumbar adjustment.

Our pick of the range is the excellent 148bhp 1.5 TSI 150 petrol. You need to rev it harder than the diesel 2.0 TDI 150 at times but when you do it's even brisker (0-62mph takes just 8.5sec). It's also quieter and costs a whole lot less, and should still manage decent fuel economy, too.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

600

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km