Skoda Octavia Estate Review – Full UK Buying Guide |

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Economical engines


A little dull to

And that’s.

. about it!

The Skoda Estate gets excellent from the critics – surprise perhaps, given the hatchback was already scoring

It’s the same qualities critics like here, the added benefit of extra space and options like a drive system for peerless


The old Octavia Estate’s was never too shabby, but Skoda has made big strides with the high quality dash and chunky switchgear feel robust according to one review, and says the dashboard has classy

Comfort can’t really be either. The front seats are the driving position good and passengers have it good too there’s more space in than in previous Octavias, if 4×4 models eat into the pew’s space a bit thanks to a transmission tunnel.

Then the boot. At 610 litres with the seats in place and 1,740 them flipped down a flat load bay), not just bigger than family car rivals but cars the Mondeo and Passat estates the class above, too.

We’ll start with the bad The Octavia isn’t a car to choose if you driving fun. But really, who an estate car, at least a one like the Octavia, to hit the B-roads? In the Octavia does something more important, which is predictable, grippy handling and a ride.

That ride quality really suffers if you specify models with large wheels. In fact, there are far criticisms with the estate’s than with the regular hatch, so the estate is probably the for comfort as well as practicality. And if you better all-weather traction or a modicum of off-road ability, Skoda offers 4×4 on several engines.


a typically wide range of available in the Octavia Estate. At the of the range sits the 1.2 TSI petrol it offers mid-fifties economy but end up feeling a little strained in a car. Next is the 1.4 TSI which 138 bhp and barely diminished economy.

It’s smooth and offers performance.

Then there are the popular choices – the Diesel motoring kicks off the 1.6 TDI, offering just 100 horses and up to 74.3 mpg if you pick the engine – for a zero-rated vehicle tax bill. Even the 2.0 TDI at the top of the range (if you ignore the vRS models) economy in the high 60s.

Of the the 2.0 TDI is the more refined and less when towing or loaded up and if you can afford it, it’s the preferred

Value for money

We’ve it before and we’ll say it again: are no longer truly cheap, as once were. But the company has loaded the Octavia with kit and for the you’ll not find a more estate car. So it still good value.

Despite space, it also still less than the equivalent VW hatchback, which does you just how much you’re for your money.

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There are two other Estate variants you may be interested in. One is the launched at the 2013 Goodwood of Speed – it offers 220 PS and 184 PS and diesel engines, an uprated and fantastic styling, and like vRS models it’s fantastic for the (150 mph+) performance.

The other is the impending Octavia With four-wheel drive and a ride height, the Octavia will be the muddy field Octavia of choice – a option for those in rural


The Octavia Estate is good at what it does. No, it the last word in entertainment or but those are really positive – it means you can appreciate its all the more and allows you to make the of its talents. The boot is huge, the economical and the quality easily a for most rivals, yet it’s value than virtually all of

We can highly recommend it.

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