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The Octavia has been given a five-star rating from independent safety body Euro NCAP, scoring particularly well for adult occupant protection.

There are seven airbags as standard: front, side, curtain and driver’s knee, and Skoda Octavia Estate safety credentials are also boosted by a roster of high-tech assistance systems.

These include Driver Fatigue Sensor, which monitors your inputs and sounds an alert if it thinks you’re nodding off; Lane Assistant, which uses a camera to track white lines on the road ahead and nudges the car back into lane if you stray off-course; Front Assistant, which effectively performs an emergency stop if it detects that you’re about to hit the car in front; and an Automatic Post-Collision Brake system, which puts the brakes on in the event of a crash to stop the car travelling further and going on to secondary impacts.

The latter is standard across all trim levels, while other systems are standard on Elegance models but optional on SE versions.

Skoda says the new Octavia Estate is the most practical Octavia yet. It has a wider boot opening than before, and a lower loading lip too to make packing heavy items easier.

Boot capacity is 610 litres, which Skoda says is the best in the car’s class. This increases to 1,740 litres when the 60:40-split rear seats are folded – which is the work of a moment.

Once the seats are down, the retractable parcel shelf forms a natural lip to prevent objects sliding forward against the front seats, or alternatively can be removed and stored under the boot floor.

The top Elegance trim level features a variable-height boot floor which can be slotted into two levels. This enables large items of different heights to be carried or smaller items to be stored out of site in the large storage cavity underneath.

Moulded plastic hooks to secure bags fold out of the side of boot, and a net system is available to stop items sliding around on the move. There’s a 12-volt socket in the boot, too.

There’s also more knee, head, shoulder and elbow room for passengers than its predecessor. Rear seat passengers won’t feel at all squashed, even if the front-seat occupants are exceptionally tall.

A folding front passenger seat is available, enabling objects as long as three metres to be carried. Both SE and Elegance trim versions also feature a load-through hatch in the middle of the rear seat backs.

Skoda Octavia Estate practicality, like the hatch version, has been thought through thoroughly enough to include an ice scraper attached to the back of the fuel filler cap for cold weather.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia Estate.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Elegance optional equipment
None available

GreenLine equipment

GreenLine standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
GreenLine optional equipment
None available

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • DVD

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
S optional equipment
  • CD
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows

Scout equipment

Scout standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Scout optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers

SE Business equipment

SE Business standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Business optional equipment
None available

SE Drive equipment

SE Drive standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Drive optional equipment
None available

SE L equipment

SE L standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE L optional equipment
  • CD

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SE Sport optional equipment
  • Audio remote

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers

Sport Line equipment

Sport Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Line optional equipment
None available

Tour de France equipment

Tour de France standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Tour de France optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers

vRS equipment

vRS standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
vRS optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

vRS Challenge equipment

vRS Challenge standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
vRS Challenge optional equipment
None available