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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Octavia achieved a four-Euro NCAP rating in 2001 and has dual airbags and ABS (except on base-level LXi) as standard; sidebags and traction control are fitted to higher spec models. Although fitted with strong deadlocks and an immobiliser, only higher-spec Octavias get an alarm.

It's easy to load up, as the boot has a low lip and wide opening and can carry a substantial cargo. The rear seats fold flat for extra room, if it's needed. This makes it an ideal car for the buyer who needs a car for work as well as family life. There's also a reasonably-sized glovebox and cupholders in the front.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia Estate (98-05).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Ambiente equipment

Ambiente standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Ambiente optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Classic optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Elegance optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator

GLX equipment

GLX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
GLX optional equipment
None available

GLXi equipment

GLXi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
GLXi optional equipment
None available

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Service indicator

SLX equipment

SLX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
SLX optional equipment
None available

SLXi equipment

SLXi standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
SLXi optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags