This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Skoda Octavia vRS (13-17) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Fairly safe when tested in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) with a four-star rating out of five. Driver and passenger airbags, ABS and child-seat preparation were all standard features. However, side airbags, passenger airbag deactivation switch and potentially life-saving electronic stability programme were all on the options list.

Probably the most practical car you can buy with this level of performance, particularly the estate. More than 500 litres of luggage space up to window height with the rear seats in place with much more room seats folded.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia vRS (01-05).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails

vRS equipment

vRS standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
vRS optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails