The Skoda Octavia offers a great deal all round. You get plenty of practicality, low running costs, plenty of space and a decent performance too. We take a look at some of the cars best features in our review today.

Performance

You are probably better off ignoring the normal 1.4 litre entry level engine and opt for the turbocharged petrol vehicles. These include a 1.2 TSI, a 1.4 TSI, a 1.8 TSI and the top of the range 2.0 litre TFSI which comes with the vRS. The diesel line-up includes a 1.6 litre, a 2.0 litre and a more powerful 2.0 litre within the vRS version.

Practicality

You don’t get much better value for money in terms of the practicality offered with the Skoda Octavia. The car can fit tall adults at the back all of which will receive a great amount of space to sit comfortably. At the rear, the boot has plenty of space for storage with even more created when the passenger seats are folded forward.

Equipment

The entry level Skoda Octavia comes with air conditioning which is not necessarily a standard feature amongst all cars. The SE version comes with all electric windows, alloy wheels and air conditioning. The SE Plus version adds a satellite navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity ability and rear parking sensors. The model above, the Elegance version comes with cruise control and dual zone climate control. At the very top with the Laurin and Klement trims there are xenon headlights and leather seats.

Skoda Octavia variants

  • Hatchback 1.4 16v S 5dr – £13,280
  • Hatchback 1.2 TSI S 5dr – £14,030
  • Hatchback 1.4 TSI S 5dr – £14,565
  • Hatchback 1.6 MPI SE 5dr – £14,945
  • Hatchback 1.2 TSI SE 5dr – £15,040
  • Hatchback 1.4 TSI SE 5dr – £15,575
  • Hatchback 1.6 MPI Elegance 5dr                – £16,045
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR S 5dr – £16,400
  • Hatchback 1.4 TSI SE Plus 5dr – £16,535
  • Hatchback 1.4 TSI Elegance 5dr – £16,675
  • Hatchback 1.8 TSI 152 SE Plus 5dr – £17,120
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR SE 5dr – £17,410
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR Greenline II 5dr – £17,875
  • Hatchback 1.8 TSI 160 Elegance 5dr – £18,200
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR SE Plus 5dr – £18,370
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE Plus 5dr – £19,610
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR 140 Elegance 5dr – £19,750
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR 170 vRS 5dr – £21,155
  • Hatchback 1.8 TSI 160 Laurin & Klement 5dr – £21,170
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR 140 Laurin& Klement 5dr – £22,720