Skoda Octavia Car Reviews

The Skoda Octavia offers a good balance between practicality and affordability. And on top of this, the Octavia feels very solidly built and consistently performs well in user satisfaction surveys, making it a convincing all-rounder.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 5/5
Well priced
Classy interior
Excellent range of equipment
Ride quality only average
Not the most exciting car
Badge snobs

Latest Skoda Octavia Car Reviews:

Skoda Octavia Pre Model S 1.4 16v 5dr - March 2012
As a large family car with an affordable price tag and low running costs, the Skoda Octavia S 1.4 16v is a great option for buyers. Unfortunately the performance credentials are lacking in this mod...
Skoda Octavia Pre Model S 1.6 TDI CR DSG 5dr Pre-Model - March 2012
As a large family car with an affordable price tag and low running costs, the Skoda Octavia S 1.6 TDI CR DSG is a great option for families on a budget. The 1.6 litre engine offers a more impressiv...
Skoda Octavia Pre Model SE 2.0 TDI CR 5dr Pre-Model - March 2012
As a large hatchback with good performance credentials and low running costs, the Skoda Octavia SE 2.0 TDI CR is a great option for families. The only disadvantage is that there are not more in-car...
Skoda Octavia Pre Model Greenline 1.6 TDI CR 5dr - February 2012
In comparison with other cars in its range the Octavia Greenline 1.6 TDI is head and shoulders above its rivals when it comes to value for money. Skoda’s excellent reputation for customer care also...
Skoda Octavia Pre Model SE Plus 1.8 TSI 5dr - March 2012
The Skoda Octavia offers big car value without the added cost. Families looking for a spacious car that handles well and gives decent performance may want to consider this model. Competitive pricin...

Skoda Octavia Overview

The Octavia’s engines range from a 1.2 litre to a 2.0 litre and its fuel economy ranges from 34.0mpg to 74.0 mpg.

The Skoda Octavia cheap models of the past are gone, and now Skoda sells models that are designed to rival the best makers in terms of quality, practicality and affordability. This new conviction is obvious with the Octavia. The five-door hatchback is definitely worthy of the hype.


The Skoda Octavia is a large family car which was first introduced in 1996 and is available as a 5 door hatchback or an estate.

The first generation model, the Mk1, was in production from 1996 to 2010 with sales beginning in the UK in 1998. The Octavia received a facelift in 2000 and remained under production until 2010 despite the second generation model being introduced in 2004.

The second generation model, the Mk2, has been manufactured since 2004 and is based on the Volkswagen A5 platform common in other cars such as the Audi A3. In the UK the Mk2 can come with one of seven trim levels: Classic 4x4 (Estate only), Laurin & Klement, Ambiente, Scout 4x4 (Estate only), Elegance, and vRS.

The third generation Octavia was launched in 2013. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the newest Octavia takes the model to the next level and impresses thanks to its smart looks, high build quality and extensive safety features.


The Octavia is an excellent all-rounder thanks to its range of strong engines, practicality, good looks, reasonable pricing and superb reliability record. There really is very little to criticise.

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