Skoda is famend for its reliability and the Octavia has carried out persistently properly in our Driver Energy buyer satisfaction surveys, though its Forty third-place end within the 2021 ballot can be a bit of disappointing to the Czech producer. With the Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq fashions ending in fifth and sixth place respectively on a 75-car listing, the Octavia’s exhibiting could also be reflective of consumers exhibiting extra enthusiasm for SUVs and crossover-styled household automobiles.
Euro NCAP examined the Octavia in 2019 and awarded the household hatchback a full 5 stars. There have been sturdy scores for grownup and little one passenger security of 92 per cent and 88 per cent respectively.
The Octavia presents good ranges of security equipment, with vRS automobiles that includes entrance and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise management, blind-spot detection and a head-up show. Non-obligatory security expertise embody Park Help, a driver fatigue sensor, a rear-view digital camera and the Journey Help pack, which presents visitors signal recognition, adaptive lane help, predictive adaptive cruise management and visitors jam help.
A 3-year/60,000-mile guarantee is commonplace, though this may be prolonged to 5 years/100,000 miles. Nonetheless, rivals similar to Hyundai and Kia supply extra intensive commonplace protection.
Service intervals for the Octavia are each 12 months or 10,000 miles, and the producer presents mounted pricing for all servicing and upkeep work.