Octavia 2019 Awards

Skoda Octavia review

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When choosing a family car, Skoda's rival to the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf shouldn't be overlooked. With the Skoda Octavia hatchback, capacious Skoda Octavia Estate and sporty Skoda Octavia vRS all available, the chances are there's an Octavia to suit you.

While the Estate might be your first choice if space and practicality mean everything, the family hatchback version is no slouch when it comes to versatility – its class-leading boot can easily beat its Focus and Golf hatchback rivals for size. Meanwhile, a lengthy equipment list, competent and economical engines and a smooth motorway ride give you plenty of other reasons to consider an Octavia.

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Read on over the next few pages and we’ll reveal what’s good and not so good about the Octavia and whether you should choose one over its rivals. Whatever car you settle on, don’t forget you can buy it with the minimum of fuss and for the best price through our New Car Buying service just by clicking here.

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Engines
There are 7 engines available for the Octavia hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
1.0 TI S
The best-value engine in the range for low-mileage drivers. Doesn’t feel strained at al...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH10 secs
MPG57.7-61.4
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£16,823
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1.6 TDI CR
A good engine if value for money is a priority, because it’s super-economical. However...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxManual, Semi-auto
0-62 MPH10.2 secs
MPG68.9-72.4
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£18,755
Average Saving £1,665
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OUR PICK
1.5 TSI
Our favourite engine in the Octavia range is this punchy 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.3 secs
MPG55.4-56.5
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£19,226
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2.0 TDI CR
Worth the extra if you want good fuel economy but also strong performance. It’s also mo...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.4 secs
MPG65.7-67.3
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£20,171
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2.0 TSI 190 DSG
We are yet to try out this variant...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.3 secs
MPG47.9-47.9
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£23,324
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2.0 TSI 245
Another vRS only engine although we’re yet to try it. Essentially the same as the TSI 2...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual, Semi-auto
0-62 MPH6.6 secs
MPG41.5-46.3
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£25,377
Average Saving £2,248
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2.0 TDI CR
This diesel engine is available only in the vRS and offers very strong performance. How...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.7 secs
MPG54.3-64.2
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£25,676
Average Saving £2,304
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