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Skoda Octavia (2013-2020) review

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  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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The third-generation Skoda Octavia, launched in 2013, looks a wise buy on paper, sharing much of the technology that goes into the popular Volkswagen Golf, but undercutting it on price and offering more space for your money. But does the reality live up to the promise - can the Octavia beat its family hatchback rivals? Find out in our full road test review.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
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  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

March 2013

Released

March 2013

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  2. 63%
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  3. 84%
    Highest score
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