Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI 200 vRS 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,265What Car? Target Price£29,830
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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There’s no mistaking a vRS for any other Octavia, thanks to its big 19in wheels, more aggressive styling and black detailing. Inside you’ll find vRS-branded, heated front sports seats, Alcantara trim, aluminium pedals, a black headlining and a sports steering wheel with perforated leather. Toys include adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and start, two-zone climate control, ambient LED lighting and a 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and sat-nav.

The TDI’s strong low-down pull makes driving briskly effortless, but it's an effective rather than enjoyable engine that, ultimately, isn’t all that quick on the move. It’s available with two or four-wheel drive.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

600

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km

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