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Skoda OCTAVIA DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]

Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
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Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr DSG [7 speed]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG64.20
  • 0-62mph9 secs
  • Top Speed132 mph
  • C02115 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

Review

Skoda Octavia Estate got a lot bigger in its third generation guise and becomes larger still in this more sophisticated MK4 model form. It's still great value for money, equipment levels are strong and it now holds up to 640-litres without having to fold the back seats. That's more than most pricier Mondeo-segment station wagon models.

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Skoda's fourth generation Octavia Estate continues to go large. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Do you really need a small estate car? The whole purpose of an estate car is its easy load lugging ability and to choose a small one is a bit like choosing a slow supercar or an ugly coupe; it pretty much defeats the initial point. But if you want a new car, you've to keep to a budget and fancy a station wagon over an SUV, going for a decently-sized Mondeo or Passat-class estate costs serious money these days. Which you might think would leave you needing to look at a late, low mileage decently-sized estate rather than something new. Before you do that though, check out the car we're looking into here, the latest MK4 version of Skoda's Octavia Estate. It might just surprise you.

Driving Experience

The powerplant range here has a familiar look if you're familiar with Skoda's borrowed Wolfsburg-sourced engineware. So things kick off with a 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI petrol unit offering 110PS that looks too feeble to propel a car of this size along with much alacrity but actually does surprisingly well. There's also the usual 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS petrol powerplant. Choose the DSG auto with either of these petrol engines and your Octavia will also come fitted out with the brand's latest 'e-TECH'-branded 48-volt mild hybrid engine tech. More on that later. If you want an extra does of electrification, this model line offers two plug-in hybrid 'iV' model options. This powertrain is offered in 204PS form or, with the sporty vRS iV, in uprated 245PS guise. The rarest petrol choice will be the 2.0 TSI 190PS unit which only comes in 4x4 form and predictably can only be had with a DSG auto. Of more interest to many Octavia buyers will be the various 2.0 TDI diesel options - there are 116 and 150PS versions of this four cylinder unit. Plus there's a top 200PS biturbo version of this 2.0 TDI powerplant that has to be paired with DSG transmission and 4WD. As before, there's an SUV-inspired 'Scout' version of the estate body style complete with standard AWD and a slightly raised ride height. Like its predecessor, this MK4 Octavia uses the Volkswagen Group's MQB front wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive platform, but in this case the revised version of it that recently debuted on the new-era MK8 Volkswagen Golf.

Design and Build

The Estate body style measures in at the same 4.69m length figure as the equivalent hatch, which makes this latest version 22mm longer than its direct predecessor and 15mm wider. That means 30-litres more boot space and more generous passenger room. Actual boot capacity is therefore bigger than ever - 640-litres is claimed before you start folding seats. Visually, you'd certainly recognise this as an Octavia Estate if you'd owned one before, but the car now looks a little more mature and sophisticated and features full-LED headlights as standard. LED lighting also features in the wider, thinner rear lamps. Where work was needed on this model line though, was in the cabin. Skoda interiors have always been smart and functional but a little dull. This one could almost fool you that you were sitting in a VW Passat Estate, which is another way of saying that quite a big step forward in perceived quality has been now made. Softer-touch plastics, much more chrome trim and configurable LED ambient lighting all now feature and the new two-spoke multi-function steering wheel looks smart too. As is the current fashion, a digital instrument binnacle display is available, this one 10.25-inches in size. It's complemented by your choice of centre-dash screen; there are four choices, a base 8.25-inch monitor, then, if you can afford more, three 10-inch displays of varying functionality.

Market and Model

If you're anything like most, you'll probably be shocked at the prices of new cars. This is a time when Vauxhall can charge you up to £26,000 for a Corsa and still keep a straight face and as such, the fact that you can buy a Skoda Octavia Estate for a starting figure beginning at not much more than £20,000 seems extremely reasonable. Positively generous in fact. Okay, so that'll mean the entry level engine and trim, but even that includes quite a lot these days. As usual with a Skoda, all variants get as standard a range of practical 'Simply Clever' features. In this case, that means a helpful AdBlue nozzle for diesel variants and familiar touches like an ice scraper secreted in the fuel cap and a ticket clip on the driver's side A-pillar. If you've more to spend, a 'Sleep package' can be added that'll give you more comfortable rear seat head rests, stowed blankets and sun blinds. Other extras include massaging front seats, a head-up display and Matrix LED headlights that adapt to the road and other vehicles. As you'd expect, camera-driven safety kit provision has taken a step forward. The brand's 'Collision Avoidance Assistance' autonomous braking system is, as expected, standard right across the range, along with lane departure warning featuring steering assistance and predictive cruise control, which works alongside an updated traffic sign recognition set-up. If you specify your car correctly, you'll find that the cruise control set-up can combine with Skoda's 'Lane Keep Assist' and 'Traffic Jam Assist' systems to provide for a degree of semi-autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

The e-TECH system that features on Octavia Estate 1.0 TSI petrol models fitted with DSG auto transmission is of course the same one we're increasingly seeing on various VW Group models. To recap, it pairs a 48-volt belt-driven starter motor with a small 48-volt lithium ion-battery, which stores energy that's recuperated under braking. The setup assists the petrol engine with a small electric boost, while also enabling this Skoda to coast with the engine completely disengaged at speed on the highway, improving efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Don't get your hopes up too high though, as to the effect all of this will have on your running costs. Experience with equivalent Audis has shown us that it doesn't make an enormous amount of difference. If a difference is what you want, then what you need is the Octavia iV (don't ask us why it's called that), which is the brand's first plug-in model in this segment. Here, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine combines with an e-motor fed by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack and, when the cells are fully charged, will enable an Octavia iV to travel for a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 34 miles.

Summary

There aren't too many cars that have improved their appeal quite as markedly as this fourth generation Skoda Octavia estate. Yes, it's more efficient, better built and better equipped, which are all decisively good things. But the key to this car's big draw is simple. It's much bigger than before but the prices haven't taken a sharp climb. The Octavia was already one of the best value cars in the family hatchback station wagon sector. It's no longer really in that sector but now gives cars like the estate versions of the Mazda6 and the Ford Mondeo a real headache. The best value is to be had at the entry-level end of the Octavia Estate range. At the top end of the line-up, it's easy to see many trading equipment for badge equity and defecting to Volkswagen or Audi products, but given that they're all built by the same group, that might not be such a bad thing. Not so much if the money was going to BMW or Mercedes though. As it stands, this is a solid seven out of ten car. You'll love it.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Black roof rails
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpers and protective side mouldings
Chrome trim to front bumper
Electric front and rear windows with child safety lock
Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Front fog lights
Full LED Headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights
High gloss black front grille
High level third brake light
Intelligent light assist with high beam control
LED rear lights
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Privacy glass
Rain and light sensors
Rear mudflaps
Rear wiper
Telescopic front headlight washers
Tinted glass
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
17" Trius alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Driver Convenience
Acoustic rear parking sensors
Amundsen satellite navigation system with 8" touch screen, USB, SD card reader and integrated Wi-Fi
Bluetooth system
Cruise control
Drive mode selector
Driver alert system
Driver fatigue sensor
Driver personalisation including 3 keys
Driver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steering
Front assist system
Multifunction colour trip computer
Outside temperature gauge
Proximity sensors
Service interval indicator
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLink
Stop/start system
Voice control system
Entertainment
8 loudspeakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
DAB Digital radio
Multi device interface
Interior Features
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Air re-circulation and pollen filter
Chrome inner door handles
Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Floor mats
Front armrest with storage box
Front seatback pockets
Gear shift indicator
Glovebox with AC function
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Interior light with door pillar switches
Lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
Luggage compartment lighting with two side lamps
Microsuede cloth/leather upholstery
Rear seat backrest release
Split folding rear seats with centre armrest and storage
Sunglasses storage
Two isofix child seat fitting in rear
Umbrella under front passenger seat
Variable boot floor
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Automatic post collision braking
Driver and passenger front and side airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Energy recovery system
ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
Fuel supply cut off
Head and curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning lamp
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
XDS electronic differential lock
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 115
NOx 0.068
Particles 0.0002
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 154
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 132
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 183
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 183
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 139
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Compression Ratio 16.2:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 95.5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 72.4
EC Urban (mpg) 54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 52.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 56.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 53.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TDI CR
Coin Series SE L
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 18E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 88
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 73
NCAP Safety Assist % 79
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 112000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 132
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style TRIUS
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1465
Height (including roof rails) 1495
Length 4667
Wheelbase 2686
Width 1814
Width (including mirrors) 2017
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1926
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1740
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 610
Max. Loading Weight 584
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 700
Minimum Kerbweight 1342
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.4

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Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £595.00
Pearlescent paint £595.00
Towing bracket - removable and lockable £570.00
Towing preparation £180.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Brilliant silver £595.00
Metallic - Moon white £595.00
Metallic - Quartz grey £595.00
Metallic - Race blue £595.00
Pearl - Black magic £595.00
Solid - Energy blue FOC
Trim
Microsuede cloth/leather - Black FOC
Wheels
Temporary space saver wheel £195.00
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