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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Residuals for the Octavia estate are better than the hatchback as it's more sought after on the used market - and it's the diesels which will hold their value best. Overall, whether you're buying new or used, it's great value for money and Skoda servicing is not only reasonably priced, but top quality too. The Octavia has consistently performed well in owner satisfaction surveys and we've heard plenty of positive feedback about the dealers too.

The Skoda Octavia estate's running costs are relatively competitive compare to its rivals.

The Skoda Octavia estate's emissions are reasonably low and make it an environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. The 1.9 TDI emits 135g/km of CO2 and averages 55mpg but it's the Greenline II model, introduced in 2011, that's the star performer. It emits just 109g/km of CO2 (making it cheap to tax) and is capable of 67mpg.

Skoda's record for durability matches that of parent company Volkswagen and, in some cases, even beats it. The Skoda Ocatvia estate's reliability record is likely to continue to help the company's growing reputation. We've heard of no problems and the Octavia regularly tops owner satisfaction surveys.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £330
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Insurance group 7 - 22
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