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.
|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|