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Skoda Octavia SE Business GreenLine III 1.6 TDI CR 110PS DPF

Skoda Octavia SE Business GreenLine III 1.6 TDI CR 110PS DPF

Family Cars

1. Skoda Octavia

Model/Engine size:
Skoda Octavia SE Business GreenLine III 1.6 TDI CR 110PS DPF
Fuel:
Diesel
Fuel economy combined:
88.3 mpg
Skoda Octavia SE Business GreenLine III 1.6 TDI CR 110PS DPF

Summary

The Octavia has been one of our favourite family cars for some time thanks to the combination of quality, price and space which really puts it in a class of its own. The latest Octavia benefits from the new Mk7 VW Golf and Audi A3 underpinnings but can it still deliver its old tricks and undercut key rivals?

The first clue that the Octavia is part of the Volkswagen Audi family is the styling. The Octavia’s look signals Skoda’s move from the budget end of the market to mainstream contender. As a result it looks Germanic, and particularly from the side could easily wear VW badges. It’s a mature look but it isn’t desperately exciting.

The interior follows the same theme with a simple and unfussy design which is finished with high quality materials. The depth of engineering is clear and Skoda has done a great job at stretching the Octavia with 108mm more between the wheels whilst also keeping the weight in check. This results in very generous rear legroom and a massive 590 litres of boot space.

In addition to being massively practical, the Octavia is also amazingly frugal when paired with the 1.6-litre TDI GreenLine III engine. The addition of low rolling resistance tyres fitted to unique 16-inch wheels helps the already very efficient Octavia to achieve excellent fuel economy whilst the combination of 184 lb. ft. of torque and a kerb weight comparable to big superminis ensures that performance is not overly compromised.

The Octavia continues to offer a unique proposition, thanks to the ‘fastback’ design you get a massive boot, and with a stretched wheelbase you get good interior space too, but it’s the price of a small family car. With the GreenLine III treatment it achieves excellent official fuel economy which leads to low company car tax and low running costs. If you want a no-nonsense family car the Skoda offers great value without compromising on quality.

Read our full Skoda Octavia review

Specifications

Fuel economy, extra urban:
94.2 mpg
Fuel economy, urban:
74.3 mpg
CO2 emissions:
85 g/km
Green rating:
VED band A - £0 a year
Weight:
1230 Kg
Company car tax liability ( 2015/16 ):
16%
Price:
£20,365
Insurance group:
19
Power:
109 bhp
Max speed:
128 mph
0-62mph:
10.6 seconds
Euro 6:
No