Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

As ever, Skoda Octavia vRS safety levels are very high. The Octavia on which it’s based boasts an impressive five star Euro NCAP safety rating, and the performance model features safety systems such as stability control, hill-hold assist to prevent rolling backwards, several airbags, dynamic headlights, a lane-keeping assist feature and an automatic post-collision braking system to prevent further accidents in the event of a collision.

As has always been the case since the first incarnation of this car, Skoda Octavia vRS practicality is one of its trump cards. It’s available as both a hatchback and an estate, with boot capacities of 590 and 610 litres respectively. With the estate model practicality is further enhanced with a rear seat release, which extends the boot capacity to 1,740 litres. The hatchback’s seats also fold down, unlocking 1,580 litres of storage space.

There’s also a range of Skoda’s ‘simple clever’ features such as boot hooks and an ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, while the interior gets a range of cubbies and cup holders as per the regular Octavia.

You’ll easily get five people seated in the Octavia vRS. It’s a large car, which is one of the reasons it’s such a strong proposition.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Octavia vRS (13-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails

vRS equipment

vRS standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
vRS optional equipment
  • CD
  • Roof rails

vRS 230 equipment

vRS 230 standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
vRS 230 optional equipment
  • Roof rails