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Skoda Octavia Hatchback running costs and reliability

2004 - 2012 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 34 - 74 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.
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It’s exceptionally good value when buying new but the badge is yet to gain full acceptance in some quarters and that means residuals aren’t as strong as they deserve to be. There’s a good choice of economical engines to choose from and parts, servicing and insurance costs are pleasingly low.

The Octavia scores well on the eco front, as its emissions are relatively low for a medium-sized hatchback. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the Greenline II model which emits just 99g/km of CO2 and is claimed to be capable of averaging 74mpg.

As it uses Volkswagen components and mechanicals, the Skoda Octavia’s reliability record should continue to grow without any major glitches. We’ve heard of no problems and the Octavia regularly tops owner satisfaction surveys.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £0 - £395
Insurance group 6 - 22
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