Skoda Octavia Scout (07-12) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 05 Nov 2009
4
The Octavia Scout is an ideal choice for 4x4 buyers looking for less bulk. There’s all the practicality of the Octavia estate but with the bonus of four-wheel drive when you need it, raised ride height and underbody protection.

Skoda Octavia Scout (07-12)
Practical mix between estate and off-roader, reliable and well built, comfortable
Won't satisfy the needs of more serious 4x4 buyers, limited engine choice

New price range:

£18,590 - £23,985

Used price range:

£5,307 - £20,048

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Octavia Scout is an ideal choice for 4x4 buyers looking for less bulk. There’s all the practicality of the Octavia estate but with the bonus of four-wheel drive when you need it, raised ride height and underbody protection. It’s ideal if you only need occasional off-road ability or regularly tow trailers or caravans. It also comes very well equipped as standard, but the engine choice is limited to a diesel and a petrol, although both deliver strong enough performance. If you want four-wheel drive but without the body cladding and extra ground clearance, Skoda also offers a 4x4 version of the standard Octavia estate. It was facelifted in early 2009. Confusingly only the interior and equipment grades were initially changed, with the exterior changes introduced in June 2009.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Estate space yet very quiet about town and on the motorway. The fuel consumption is about the manufacturer's quoted average (i.e. halfway between worst and best _ 46.5mpg).  

5 out of 5

R Long ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 4x4 was excellent in the snow. Boot space huge. Aircon effective. Nice drive (when the engine works).  

2 out of 5

Anonymous ,   18 Sep 2012    ... read more

 Huge inside, excellent road holding, good MPG,replaced my old discovery halfing the running costs. In the snow last winter it never twitched.  

5 out of 5

malcolm pringle ,   19 May 2009    ... read more

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