The reliability of Skoda cars almost goes without saying. Long recognised for its reliability, the Czech manufacturer has further secured its reputation by earning a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

These factors make the Skoda Octavia an excellent family vehicle and a formidable competitor when it comes to estate cars. But is the Skoda Octavia a good car overall? Let’s take a look…

What to expect from the Skoda Octavia

When it comes to family cars, the Octavia has consistently ranked amongst the best. It even stands up to premium competitors like the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class, as well as more affordable makes and models (think the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus).

Engines and performance

The most recent launch of the Skoda Octavia is just as reliable and robust. You can choose from four petrol and diesel engines, as well as two mild-hybrids and one plug-in hybrid, depending on your desired brake horsepower (bhp), acceleration and top speed.

Each model of the Skoda Octavia delivers highly respectable engine power with low running costs – as examples, the entry level 1.0-litre TSI petrol delivers a maximum 54.9MPG, whilst the 148bhp diesel will hit 64.9MPG.

Safety features

As you can expect with such a highly-rated car, safety features abound. Front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot detection and adaptive cruise control are standard. You can also opt for more sophisticated tech, like park assist, a rear-view camera and a travel assist pack, which includes features like adaptive lane assist and traffic sign recognition. LED headlights are standard.

You can also make use of the three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which is extendable to five years and 100,000-miles for a fee. Fixed-price servicing is offered every 12 months or 10,000 miles.

Interior

The infotainment system is ideally positioned, making it easy to use when driving. The 10-inch touchscreen offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and the in-built sat nav is optional with some models. Aircon controls are managed by this touch screen, which can be a little frustrating to use on the road.

There’s plenty of space in both the front and, particularly, the rear. The boot space also exceeds that of most rivals. The seats fold down well enough for when you’re carrying oversized loads.

We’re fans of Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ practical features, which include details like an ice scraper, a ticket holder on the driver’s side, and a cup holder which grips your water bottle so the top can be removed one-handed.

Is the Skoda Octavia a good car?

If you’re looking for a safe, affordable and reliable vehicle for the family, it’s hard to argue with the Skoda Octavia. There’s plenty of space and practical features, a comfortable ride, and perfectly respectable performance stats.

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