Used Skoda Octavia for sale
The Skoda Octavia is a good value, safe and spacious family car that has become one of Skoda's most recognisable models during its lifetime. It serves as a great option if you need something larger than the Scala hatchback, but something not quite as large as the Superb saloon or Kamiq SUV.
Holding the title of Skoda's best selling car, the Octavia is a popular choice for many thanks to a range of great features, such as:
- Hatchback and estate bodystyle availability
- Varied engine choice including mild and plug-in hybrids
- A comfortable ride
- A wide range of available gadgets and technology
Discover the benefits of a used Skoda Octavia in more detail below.
Engines and Driving Experience
An overhauled engine range has been provided with fourth generation Octavias, to make things easier we've listed the choices below:
Petrol and Hybrid (TSI)
- 1.0-litre: 110bhp, 46mpg.
- 1.5-litre: 150bhp, 42mpg.
- 1.0-litre e-Tec (HEV): 110bhp, 44mpg.
- 1.5-litre e-Tec (HEV): 150bhp, 42mpg.
- 1.4-litre iV (PHEV): 204bhp, 176mpg.
- 2.0-litre: 116bhp, 57mpg.
- 2.0-litre: 150bhp, 57mpg.
If opting for the sporty vRS you get a choice between even more powerful petrol, diesel, or mild-hybrid engines that can offer hot hatchback performance figures. Previous generation Octavias (pre-2020) also offer a range of strong petrol and diesel engines.
The driving experience is what you'd expect from both a Skoda and a family car - comfortable and refined. The heightened comfort means more body roll than competitors on bendy roads, but on the motorway the Octavia is in its element.
Practicality and Running Costs
Skoda and practicality go hand-in-hand, with the Octavia being a product of this. Dwarfing its competitors with a huge boot, a 600-litre space is on offer in its standard form. Dropping the back seats sees this increase to 1,555 litres.
If these numbers aren't enough and you need even more space, the estate bodystyle offers an extra 40 litres of boot space in its standard form and 1,700 litres with the seats dropped. Passenger room in either bodystyle is plentiful in both the front and the rear.
Insurance starts at group 13 (out of 50) for entry level examples, but opting for higher powered variants can see this rise up to group 29. All Evans Halshaw dealerships are well-equipped to take care of any servicing or maintenance requirements.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior looks smart and offers a premium feel which enhances the aspect of comfort. The fourth generation now has a focus on digital buttons via the 8.25-inch infotainment system as standard, instead of physical buttons seen in previous generations.
Entry level examples provide a good list of technology such as Smartlink mobile phone connectivity and cruise control but going for a higher specification unlocks further gadgets such as a virtual cockpit, 3D sat-nav and heated seats, making life easier for the driver
As always with Skoda, the Octavia performs well when it comes to safety. The full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating has been awarded thanks to a range of available tools, such as:
- Lane assist system
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Manoeuvre assist
- Predictive pedestrian protection
Is the Skoda Octavia right for me?
The Skoda Octavia offers a wide range of benefits and features that make it a great contender if you're in the market for a used family car.
However, if you're after something that offers a more premium status then the Audi A3 or BMW 3 Series are worth checking out, but these can come at a higher cost. The Peugeot 508 is also arguably more stylish when it comes to the exterior.
Nonetheless, the Octavia offers great value for money and is a reliable used car purchase.
Why purchase a used Skoda Octavia through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.