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2014 (63/14) ŠKODA Octavia1.6 TDI CR SE 4x4 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Electro-mechanical PASOutside temperature gauge
Rear parking sensorService interval indicator

Entertainment

Bolero radio/CDDAB Digital radio
Mobile device interface 

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBody colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumpersElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows with child safety lock
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelRear mudflaps
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

Air re-circulation and pollen filterBackrest release
Chrome inner door handlesCloth upholstery
Driver's vanity mirrorDriver/passenger seat height adj/lumbar support
Dual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and controlFront 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 preparationLashing eyelets in boot
Passenger vanity mirrorRear armrest with cupholder
Split folding rear seatsSunglasses storage
Through load system 

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

CO0.26CO2 (g/km)124
Noise Level dB(A)75NOx0.13
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)57.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)47.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDI CR 4x4Coin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed132

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Height (including roof rails)1495
Length4659Wheelbase2680
Width1814 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2018
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1740Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)610
Max. Loading Weight638Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1380No. 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 Estate

Skoda's improved third generation Octavia estate offers all-wheel drive without recourse to a large song & dance. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Skoda have been offering us Octavia 4x4s for a few years now, but this improved model makes more sense than ever. In fact, it makes a really strong case for itself as the most practical 'real world' car you can buy. Just as importantly for some, it's not an SUV but still has that all-weather utility.

Background

After some careful deliberation, I'm proposing this vehicle, the ordinary 4x4 variant of Skoda's Octavia Estate, as Britain's most practical car. It's got some serious credentials for the role. It's a Skoda. It's an estate. It has all-wheel drive. Need more convincing? You'll have to stick with us for the finer points then. Skoda has offered all-wheel drive variants of the Octavia for some time now, the first models sold in Britain making landfall way back in 2001. Back then though, the Octavia Estate was a far more petite thing than you get these days and it was always a bit tight for families with larger kids. The latest Octavia Estate is cut far more generously. There's a smarter look and improved connectivity, plus, as before, you get 610-litres of luggage space before you start folding seats and that doesn't come at the expense of impressive rear legroom. In short, this is a vehicle that carves its own special niche.

Driving Experience

The Octavia 4x4 Estate is based around the Volkswagen Group's familiar 2.0-litre TDI 150PS diesel unit. This powerplant gives the Octavia 4x4 the added muscle power it really requires, with 320Nm of torque at your elbow and the ability to get to 62mph from rest in just 8.7 seconds. It also comes with a six-speed manual box so that you can really get the best from that torque figure. If you want this vehicle with a bit more visual SUV attitude and don't mind paying a little more, Skoda also offers it in 'Scout' form, in which guise you can also order a 184PS version of the 2.0 TDI diesel. You'll also need the Scout variant if you want the option of DSG auto transmission. Whichever version you choose, the revised Haldex 4x4 system used is the same and is almost indiscernible in its action, shuffling drive to the front wheels when required without any fuss or drama. It also gives the Skoda some meaningful off-road ability, helped by the fitment of electronic diff locks on both axles, although you do need to be constantly aware of the modest ride height. The rear suspension is an expensive multi-link affair which has a genuinely beneficial effect on the sort of rough and loose surfaces that would make a torsion-beam equipped car feel nervous. There's also the clever XDS braking system for extra grip when cornering on slippery surfaces.

Design and Build

Let's get one thing straight. This Octavia Estate keeps its 4x4 credentials on the down-low. You don't get conspicuous badging or monster plastic cladding up the side. There's no gnarly ride height or steel bash plates front and rear. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to identify it from a normal Octavia Estate and that low-key approach is part of what makes this car so cool. apart from subtle boot badges and 17-inch alloys. Yes, Skoda will sell you a Scout version with raised ride height and rugged underbody protection but for those who don't feel the need to advertise, this one's probably the pick. As for the changes made to this revised version, well, 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. As for practicality, well there can be no arguments about the 610-litres of space you get in the boot when all the seats are in place. By contrast, if you opted for a really big car like a Mondeo estate, you'd get a mere 537-litres and a car from the class the Octavia just vacated, such as a Focus estate, yields a mere 476-litres. Now you get an idea of the sheer utility of this car. By folding the rear backrests down, the boot space increases to an impressive 1,740-litres.

Market and Model

Prices for the Octavia 4x4 Estate are eminently reasonable. You can get an all-wheel drive Octavia Estate with SUV-like 'Scout' trim or in sporty 'vRS' form, but here we're focusing on the ordinary 4x4 model, which comes only with the 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel engine and only wih either 'SE L' or top 'Laurin & Klement' trim. You'll need a budget of around £26,000 for the 'SE L' or around £30,000 if you want the leather-lined 'Laurin & Klement' model. That's about the same as you'd pay for this car's closest rivals. One is the Ford Mondeo Esate in 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150PS AWD form, but that car has a significantly smaller boot. A better match is Subaru's Forester 2.0D XC - but that car would cost you more to run. And, when it comes to interior quality, it's a slam dunk for the bulletproof Skoda. Key equipment items include 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, plus there's a hill holder clutch that stops you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. The optional SKODA Phonebox with wireless charging connects a smartphone to the car antenna by near-field coupling without the need for a cable, thus offering high call quality and best data reception.

Cost of Ownership

There has to be some bad news regarding the Octavia 4x4 and it's the fact that model for model, this variant is around 10mpg thirstier than its front-wheel drive counterparts. That's a clear efficiency deficit but it's worth putting that into perspective. The 2.0 TDI engine will still return a combined fuel economy figure of 60.1mpg, so they're probably not going to know how you like your coffee at your local filling station. Emissions are kept well in check too, registering 126g/km. Compare that to the 47.9mpg and 148g/km you'd get with a close rival like a Subaru Legacy Tourer 2.0D and you'll appreciate how efficient this Skoda model is. The brand's engineers have achieved significant improvements in the Octavia's consumption and emission figures thanks to advanced diesel engine design, a low drag coefficient and relatively low vehicle weight. The latter is down to lightweight engineering, a progressive body design, utilisation of high and ultra-tensile steel and a careful selection of materials. Residuals are reasonable, plus 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

There's no such thing as the perfect 'one size fits all' car but when it comes to consistently scoring high marks across a variety of disciplines, it's hard to do much better than the Skoda Octavia 4x4 Estate. It does quite a few things brilliantly and even the weakest parts of its dynamic repertoire rarely fall below the 'better than average' level. It's a quite consummate all-rounder and given the string of rather horrible winters we've endured, it's a safe bet that the all-wheel drive versions of cars like the Octavia Estate will be commanding bigger shares of the sales mix. These days, it's a genuinely sizeable thing, yet economy and emissions are better than ever. There's a certain joy in the possibilities that this much utility promises. Cars should be enablers and few, if any, offer quite the blend of talents of the Skoda Octavia 4x4. Consider us sold.

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

** 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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