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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Octavia hatchback scored a respectable four stars (out of five) for adult safety in Euro NCAP crash tests and the Skoda Octavia estate's safety rating is just as good. Driver, passenger and side airbags are standard, while curtain bags are optional (standard on L&K models) as are active headrests. All models get central locking and an immobiliser while an alarm is standard on Ambiente or Elegance trim levels.

The load area is huge and should be up to even the biggest weekly shops - there's also a cover to stop prying eyes and lashing hooks for items that need to strapped down. Fold down the seats and the Octavia can easily cope with large boxes of flat-pack furniture, bikes and pretty much anything else you can throw at it. However, the load area is quite high off the ground and most models have a recessed floor.

There are plenty of storage areas (including a large oddment box for the driver and a dash-top compartment for sunglasses), obligatory cup holders and a large glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia Estate (05-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

4x4 equipment

4x4 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
4x4 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

Ambiente equipment

Ambiente standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Ambiente optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Classic optional equipment
None available

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Elegance optional equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

Greenline equipment

Greenline standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Greenline optional equipment
None available

GreenLine II equipment

GreenLine II standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
GreenLine II optional equipment
None available

L&K equipment

L&K standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
L&K optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE Connect equipment

SE Connect standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SE Connect optional equipment
None available

SE Plus equipment

SE Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
SE Plus optional equipment
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating

The Skoda Octavia Estate (05-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.