Used Skoda Octavia 2020-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Skoda Octavia 2021 side
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 nose
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 touchscreen
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 side
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 rear
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 nose
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 touchscreen
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 rear seats
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 side
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 rear
Used Skoda Octavia 2020-present review
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Skoda Octavia hatchback?

Cheaper Skoda Octavias find themselves up against the Vauxhall Astra, a ubiquitous but pleasant hatch that’s good to drive and comes with a practical interior. Entry-level versions can be a bit sparse and the diesel engines can be gruff. On top of that, the low-speed ride is a little firm.

The Ford Focus is great to drive, with a smooth and quiet Ecoboost engine in some versions and low running costs. Some rivals are cheaper, though, and the Octavia offers more space and more kit, as well as feeling better-made.

Overview

The Skoda Octavia is a practical and spacious family car with a cosseting ride.

  • Comfortable ride
  • Enormous boot
  • Plenty of rear-seat space
  • Ride can sometimes be a little too floaty
  • Fiddly touchscreen
  • Some rivals are more refined