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Performance

The highlight of the Skoda Octavia is its three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Sport, with potentially endless scope for usage across all three. The driving modes adjust the steering and throttle responses accordingly to any driving situation: if you are on a twisty B-road you might want to set it to Sport, while Eco is best for cruising around town, Normal makes most sense on the motorway. The Octavia’s engine range comprises 103bhp 1.2-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre petrol units, as well as a 1.6-litre diesel with 103bhp and 108bhp power outputs.

Running Costs

Skoda Octavia running costs are affordable right across the range. If you are on a tight budget and need to keep your monthly spending down go for the 108bhp Greenline diesel that has a claimed average economy of a very impressive 83mpg. All the other diesels also offer similar mpg, the most thirsty being the 2.0-litre which averages around 63mpg. The most frugal petrol version is the 103bhp 1.2-litre that returns an average of 57.6mpg. For the Octavia, the diesel option seems the most financially friendly bet.

Equipment

The Skoda Octavia has various levels of trims available, all featuring a very impressive list of features. The basic level S trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, intermittent wipers, automatic post-collision braking, a leather steering wheel, split folding rear seats, electric front windows and door mirrors, air-con, two ISOFIX child seat fittings in the rear and an alarm and immobiliser. Higher spec SE models add fancier 16-inch alloys, driver fatigue warning, Skoda’s driving mode system, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. The top spec Elegance trims include all the features of the S and SE, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, electrically adjustable heated and foldable mirrors with boarding spots that shine down to the ground, floor mats, headlight washers, rain-sensing wipers and high beam assist.