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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

With a score of four stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests the Skoda Octavia's safety levels are fairly high. Many newer hatchbacks like the Ford Focus and Peugeot 308 have been awarded the maximum five stars, however. 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 plus an alarm is standard on Ambiente (later updated to SE) or Elegance trim levels otherwise it's an option.

This is one of the Octavia's many strengths. Considering its price tag, the Skoda offers superb space and practicality for the money. The boot is easy to access thanks to a large tailgate and the load area offers 560 litres of space - that's even more than the cavernous Ford Mondeo. There's plenty of storage all round and up front there are large door bins, two central cupholders and a cubby on the top of the dash.

The rear seats split and fold down to boost overall carrying capacity to 1,350 litres.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Ambiente equipment

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

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
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
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
Greenline optional equipment
None available

GreenLine II equipment

GreenLine II standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE Connect equipment

SE Connect standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
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
SE Plus optional equipment
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating

The Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12) 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.