Skoda Octavia review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front right tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front right tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 rear tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front left tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 headlight detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 grille detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 boot open
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front right tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 rear tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 front left tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 headlight detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 grille detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Skoda Octavia is a pivotal model in the manufacturer’s line-up. Since it first appeared as a hatchback, it's been the brand’s biggest-selling car, appealing to anybody with a keen eye on practicality and value.

Over the years, Skoda has pushed the Octavia steadily upmarket, and while that departure from its budget roots might have seemed a gamble at first, it certainly paid off.

For more a performance-focused car, take a look at the Skoda Octavia vRS hot hatch, which uses petrol, diesel or hybrid power and is covered in its own separate review.

So, how does the Skoda Octavia stack up? Over the next few pages we’ll run you through what it's like to drive, how practical it is, how much it will cost you to run, and more. We'll also compare it with those family car rivals and tell you which version we recommend.

If you're ready to buy, don't forget that the free What Car? New Car Buying service can help you find big discounts on most makes and models, including Skoda Octavia deals.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,282
Target Price from £20,520
Save up to £2,282
or from £239pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £19,895
Leasing deals
From £218pm
RRP price range £22,270 - £37,290
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)8
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions 235.4 - 68.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £444 / £2,333
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £889 / £4,667
Available colours