Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE First Edition 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £22,390What Car? Target Price£21,259
Review

First and foremost, the Skoda Octavia offers generous space for occupants and a massive boot that dwarfs most competitors from the class above. It's far more than just a big box on wheels, though; its plush interior, cosseting ride and frugal engines make it a fantastic car for covering big distances in.

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SE First Edition is reasonably well equipped, with 16in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, auto lights and wipers, heated door mirrors, keyless start and even an umbrella in the door. However, we’d advise that you make the small jump up to SE Technology as it gets loads more equipment without costing loads more.

The 1.5-litre petrol is worth considering over the 150 diesel as it's similarly quick and a lot cheaper. The only caveat is that you need to work it a bit harder than the oil-burner.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

600

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km

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