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2014 (64) ŠKODA Octavia1.6 TDI CR Elegance 5dr DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Colour maxi dot trip computerDrive mode selector
Driver alert systemElectro-mechanical PAS
Front assistant collision mitigationOutside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioRadio/CD

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionAuto dimming rear view mirror with humidity sensor
Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumpersElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows with child safety lock
Electrically adjustable heated door mirrors with illuminating door area lightsHeadlight washers
High beam assistIntelligent light assist with high beam control + rain sensor
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelRear mudflaps
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

Air re-circulation and pollen filterChrome inner door handles
Driver's vanity mirrorDriver/passenger seat height adj/lumbar support
Dual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and controlFloor mats
Front armrestFront seatback pockets
Height adj rear head restraintsHeight adjustable front head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior courtesy light operated by door switches
Isofix child seat preparationJumbo box with front centre armrest
Lashing eyelets in bootLuggage net
Mounting fix boot load separation barsPassenger vanity mirror
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionSplit folding rear seats
Sunglasses storage 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Collision mitigation braking systemCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDrivers knee airbag
ESP including MBA, MSR, ASR, EDL, HBAFuel supply cut off
Head airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmElectronic immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.149CO2 (g/km)102
HC+NOx0.177Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.159Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)72.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.7EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDI CRCoin SeriesElegance
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %82NCAP Safety Assist %66
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed121

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTERONWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4659
Wheelbase2686Width1814

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight625Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1245No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Octavia

Skoda's improved third generation Octavia will be at its most popular in the UK in 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Is sensible enough? Probably not. If you want a purely functional vehicle, there are many cheaper than Skoda's improved third generation Octavia. If, on the other hand, you want good common sense mixed with a warm feel-good factor that reminds you how wise your purchase was, Skoda's Mondeo-sized and much-improved mid-ranger could be just the ticket. Especially in 1.6-litre TDI form.

Background

For the person who doesn't feel the need to try too hard, there's always the Skoda Octavia. This was always the five-door family model for those self-assured enough to not need a badge to lean their egos on, who recognised a good car and weren't afraid to reward a once-unfashionable marque with their money. We're now well into the third generation of Octavia and while it's become steadily more sophisticated and socially mobile, it remains a car that has a certain cool sense about it, especially in 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. The first generation version ran from 1998 to 2004, with the second generation model then enjoying a nine year innings which is almost unheard of in the midrange market. But that hints at how Skoda buyers aren't instantly seduced by all that is new, shiny and superficial. There's always been substance to the Octavia and this improved third generation car, which despite its Golf underpinnings these days campaigns in Mondeo and Insignia territory, explores that theme still further.

Driving Experience

The Octavia's engine line-up will look like familiar fare to anyone who, maybe not realising the sheer size of this third generation design, is maybe considering a slightly smaller Volkswagen Golf or a SEAT Leon as an alternative purchase. Like those two cars - and Audi's A3 Sportback - this car's UK sales will be very heavily dependent on the 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine we look at here which in standard form now puts out 115PS, good enough of rest to 62mph in 10.1s on the way to a 126mph top speed. To be honest, this car doesn't feel that fast - and in this diesel guise would benefit from a sixth speed in its manual transmission to ease the engine strain at higher revs. Not that you'll be short of speeds if you select the DSG auto gearbox option, this offering you up to seven ratios but with the usual auto transmission sprint-sapping penalties attached. Still, you can perk things up a bit by recourse to the kind of hi-tech intervention you simply wouldn't expect to find on a family-minded Skoda of this sort: 'Driving Mode Selection'. It's the Czech brand's version of Audi's 'drive select' set-up and it's standard whatever your engine choice on all but entry-level Octavias to allow you to match the set-up of the car to the mood you're in and the road you're on.

Design and Build

Skoda people will probably quite like the fact that the look and feel of this car doesn't attract too much attention, even in this updated form where the lines have been streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form a dual face with a crystalline look and feature full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained more presence, with the front of the car featuring what the Czech maker hopes is a more powerful and wider appearance. Of course, it remains just as spacious as before and you get a feel for that when you lift the heavy bootlid. The cargo area is absolutely huge, the 590-litre capacity reached over a notably low lip and the space on offer almost double what you'd get in a comparably-priced Ford Focus and over 50% more than you'd get in a Volkswagen Golf. There's 610-litres if you go for the Octavia estate model. Has all this been achieved at the expense of rear seat occupants? It seems not. Enter in through the wide door openings and you'll find more headroom and elbow width than you'd get in comparably-sized Focus-class competitors too. Up front, you still wouldn't think you were in an Audi but everything's certainly much more Volkswagen-like these days in terms both of fit and finish, the feeling supposed to equate to that of 'wearing a well tailored suit', according to the design team. So-called 'Simply Clever' features include an allergen filter for the Climatronic air conditioner, an optional rear-view camera that's kept clean using washer jets and an optional umbrella under the front passenger seat. Plus iPads can be mounted to the front seats' backrests.

Market and Model

Expect to pay around £19,000 for a 1.6 TDI Octavia, with an £800 premium on top of that to find if you want the estate version. Whichever one you choose, your car will come with alloy wheels, tinted glass, climate-controlled air conditioning that also cools the glovebox, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a four-spoke leather-covered steering wheel, a trip computer, an eight-speaker stereo with a DAB digital radio and USB and AUX-in sockets and a hill holder clutch that stops you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. There are also nice touches like the ice scraper built into the fuel filler lid and I'd want to specify the neat double-sided boot floor mat that you can flip around to suit either normal luggage or muddy boots and filthy dogs. I'd also want to pay extra for the optional spare wheel, provision of which could save you a lot of hassle if it's ever needed. You'll need at least an SE model if you want the Driving Mode selection system - which is fair enough - but it is a bit disappointing that you have to stretch up to the priciest trim levels for basics like steering wheel stereo controls, floor mats and a rear seat ski hatch.

Cost of Ownership

The upfront costs of the Octavia are certainly attractive when you weigh up what you're getting in the package but what about running the car? Skoda's engineers have achieved significant improvements in fuel consumption and emission figures thanks to advanced petrol and diesel engines, a low drag coefficient and reduced vehicle weight. The 1.6-litre TDI engine delivers 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 106g/km thanks to a Start/stop system that cuts then engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Opt for the pokier 150PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel and you can expect 65.7mpg and 113g/km of CO2. What else? Well, there's the usual three year / 60,000 mile warranty. And there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long.

Summary

This improved third generation Skoda Octavia sharpens up its act but ultimately, it'll still appeal to the same practically-mined customers who've always been attracted to it. These people will particularly appreciate the efficient charms of this 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant. Like its Korean competitors, Skoda sees a future in which it no longer competes as a 'value brand'. That market will be left to the Chinese. Instead, the Czech maker wants a higher quality image developed alongside higher quality products - cars like this one. They want the purchase of something like an Octavia to be viewed not as a cheaper choice but instead as rather a clever one. That time may already have arrived.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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