Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Diesel engines 8.2 - 9.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Diesel engines 40.4 - 45.6 mpg
  • Diesels provide strong efficiency
  • CO2 emissions reasonable
  • Shouldn’t cost too much to run

Skoda Octavia Scout: what will is cost me to run?

The Skoda Octavia Scout’s running costs are competitive given that the car is all-wheel drive – however it runs in two-wheel drive mode most of the time to boost efficiency.

As a result, the Scout returns impressive claimed economy figures, with the 150hp version returning up to 56.5mpg, while the 184hp model returns slightly less at 55.4mpg.

As we have come to expect from the official consumption figures, they are to be used as a benchmark rather than a guide to what you should be achieving in real world driving. However, in motorway driving it should be easy enough to see 50mpg, while a heavy right foot will see it tumble closer to 40mpg.

  • Manual diesel the best performer
  • Both models closely matched for CO2
  • Just 3g/km splits them

Skoda Octavia Scout: is it eco-friendly?

Skoda Octavia Scout CO2 emissions are good considering the car’s size and all-wheel drive system.

CO2 emissions for the range start at 130g/km for the manual 150hp version, while for the higher powered 184hp automatic diesel option emissions go up only slightly to 133g/km

  • Just one recall for this model
  • Made from proven components
  • Skoda has a good reputation

Skoda Octavia Scout: will it break down on me?

Skoda has worked hard over the past few years to build up a solid reputation when it comes to reliability and the durability of its cars.

We rarely hear of Skoda cars being recalled and, as such, there has only been one for the current Octavia. It was in 2016 and involved child locks disengaging without warning.

If you’re buying a used Octavia, make sure any work to remedy the recall issue has been taken out – it should have been done under warranty.

The engines are also shared with other cars in the VW Group line-up, so they are well-proven.


Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £125 - £150
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 19 - 25
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