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.
|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|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£436 / £2,294|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£873 / £4,587|