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.read the full model review
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:2.0 TDI CR
Worth the extra if you want good fuel economy but also strong performance. It’s also more refined than the 1.6 diesel, emitting fewer vibrations at low revs and benefiting from a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.