Skoda Octavia review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 infotainment
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front left tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 headlight detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 grille detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 boot open
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 infotainment
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front left tracking
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 rear cornering
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 headlight detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 grille detail
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 front seats
  • Skoda Octavia hatchback 2020 boot open
What Car?’s Octavia deals
New car deals
Save up to £2,442
Target Price from £19,865
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Leasing deals
From £186pm

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Skoda Octavia is a pivotal car in the Czech manufacturer’s line-up. Ever since it appeared as a hatchback in 1996 (there was also a 1950s saloon of the same name) it’s been the brand’s biggest-selling model worldwide, appealing to anybody with a keen eye on practicality who’s looking for a good value family car.

Over the years, the Octavia has pushed steadily upmarket, and while such a departure from its budget roots might have seemed a gamble at first, it certainly paid off. So well-regarded is it now that it counts such premium models as the Audi A3, Mercedes A Class and Volkswagen Golf among its rivals, as well as the more mainstream Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Seat Leon. You might also be tempted by Skoda's larger Superb, which isn’t a great deal more expensive.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £2,442
Target Price from £19,865
Save up to £2,442
or from £223pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £19,450
Leasing deals
From £186pm
RRP price range £21,700 - £36,720
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)8
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, petrol, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 256.8 - 68.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £436 / £2,294
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £873 / £4,587
Available colours