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2013 (63) Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI CR SE 5dr DSG

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Only £10,988
£1099 deposit
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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 door mirrors and handles
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windows with child safety lockInternally adjustable headlight beam level
Rear mudflapsRear wiper
Roof rails 

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

CO2 (g/km)104Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.168Particles0.0001
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)70.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)58.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDI CRCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers 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)11.1Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed119

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Height (including roof rails)1495
Length4659Wheelbase2686
Width1814 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1907
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1740Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)610
Max. Loading Weight645Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked660
Minimum Kerbweight1262No. 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 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 latest model in bigger and better 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 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. The 548-litres of boot space of the old car has swelled to 610-litres and there's significantly more rear legroom. It's now a vehicle that carves its own special niche.

Driving Experience

You can choose an Octavia 4x4 Estate with either a 105PS 1.6-litre engine or equip it with a 2.0-litre 150PS unit. Both are diesels. The 1.6-litre makes respectable progress seem quite hard work while the 2.0-litre doesn't. Given that the price difference between the two models is only around £900, the decision seems a bit of a no-brainer. Still, in the interests of providing a comprehensive review, the 1.6-litre gets to 62mph in 11.7 and tops out at 117mph. You'll find yourself working the five-speed manual gearbox quite a bit and for a car with 250Nm of torque, it can feel occasionally asthmatic. The 2.0-litre 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. 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. There's genuine utility to this estate. It's 90mm longer and 45mm wider than its predecessor, which might seem rather small beer. That wouldn't appear to buy you a whole lot of extra carrying capacity, but it pays to scrutinise exactly what Skoda has done to transform this car. While the length has increased a bit, the wheelbase has increased by 108mm, offering a lot of extra rear seat space. In fact the brand claims it to be the best in its segment although it's rather coy about how it defines that segment. 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'll pay around £21,500 for the 1.6 TDI model, although you really ought to find another £900 for the 2.0-litre TDI version as it's that much more capable. Let's put those numbers in perspective. You'll pay slightly less for something like an estate version of a Vauxhall Insignia, Ford Mondeo or Peugeot 508, but none of these cars has the carrying capacity of the Skoda and none of the vaguely price comparable cars has all-wheel drive. I would wager that if you're interested in an Octavia 4x4, you're probably not attracted to an SUV, so it's hard to generate meaningful competition for the Skoda. The closest thing in spirit is probably a diesel Subaru Legacy Tourer, but these start at nearly £27,000, aren't as quick as the 2.0-litre Skoda, are way smaller in the back and don't come close to the Octavia's fuel economy. When it comes to interior quality, it's a slam dunk for the bulletproof Skoda. Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, an eight speaker stereo with a digital radio and Bluetooth compatibility, roof rails, leather trim for the reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, climate control, and a touchscreen infotainment controller. Safety gear includes stability control, hill hold, automatic post collision braking, front, side, knee and curtain airbags.

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 1.6-litre TDI version will still return a combined fuel economy figure of 60.1mpg and the 2.0-litre TDI 57.6mpg, 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, with both engines registering 122g/km. Compare that to the 49.6mpg and 149g/km you'd get with a pricier rival like a Subaru Legacy Tourer 2.0D and you'll appreciate how efficient these Skoda models are. The brand's engineers have achieved significant improvements in the Octavia's consumption and emission figures thanks to advanced petrol and diesel engines, a low drag coefficient and reduced vehicle weight. Despite its increased size and better quality interior, this third generation Octavia is up to 102kg lighter than its predecessor. It sounds impossible but this has been achieved thanks to resolute lightweight engineering, a progressive body design, utilisation of high- and ultra-tensile steel and a careful selection of materials.

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, especially if you choose the 2.0-litre diesel engine over the rather underwhelming 1.6-litre unit. 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. It's worth reiterating how much this car has changed from its predecessor. It's now 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
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£199.10
Deposit£1099
Term (months)60
Cash price£10,988
Credit amount£9889
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£13,046
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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