The modelRead full review
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.
The trimSee full equipment
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.
The engineSee full engine specs
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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