Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Huge boot, mega leg space
  • Tall passengers can sit in the front or back
  • Big Isofix car seats installed with ease

One thing that is common across the Skoda Octavia range, no matter how much money you spend, is the sheer amount of interior space on offer. Double impressive considering it’s not a particularly big car externally.

The headline here is the boot – this measures 610 litres, and increases to 1,740 litres when the 60:40-split rear seats are folded using the remote levers in the boot. To put that in context, the Octavia’s boot is larger than some cars in the class above like the BMW 5 Series Touring and Audi A6 Avant.

2020 Skoda Octavia Estate boot

Also worth a mention are the plethora of useful hooks to hang things from, plus a storage bin for smaller items. The aperture is wide, the tailgate opens high enough for a six-foot plus adult to walk under, and the loading lip is low to make installing heavy items easier.

You can get 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.

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.

2020 Skoda Octavia Estate rear space

In the rear there’s more room than in much larger cars, particularly when it comes to passenger leg space. Rear seat passengers won’t feel at all squashed, even if the front-seat occupants are exceptionally tall.

Like most Skodas you get an ice scraper attached to the back of the fuel filler cap for cold weather and a little plastic clip to hold parking tickets. Small things that make life a bit easier.

One thing our long termer Octavia did incredibly well (better than the slightly shorter Golf upon which it is based) was completely swallowing bulky Isofix car seats – even ones with a leg that sticks out into the rear footwell.

2020 Skoda Octavia Estate roof rails

We also made very regular use of the standard fit roof rails and an optional bike carrying rack from the Skoda accessories catalogue, which you can read all about here.

Safety

  • Five stars from Euro NCAP
  • Loads of airbags and assistance tech
  • No LED headlight option, though

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
  • Lane Assistant
  • Front Assistant
  • Automatic Post-Collision Brake system

WATCH: Skoda Octavia Euro NCAP crash test video

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
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors

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
  • CD
  • 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