Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 -) Costs

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015
Hot on the heels of the hatchback version comes the Skoda Octavia Estate, offering cavernous space for both people and luggage, low running costs and very competitive pricing. It’s not the most exciting car in the world, either to look at or to sit in, but as a car that does exactly what it sets out to do it’s very hard to fault.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Of the four engines available from launch, lowest Skoda Octavia running costs belong to the 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine with 103bhp.

This can return a claimed average fuel consumption of 74mpg and emits less than 100g/km of CO2, meaning low road tax costs and also favourable Benefit-in-Kind rates for company car drivers.

The most frugal Octavias, however, are the GreenLine edition diesels released several months after the estate’s launch. These can return a claimed average fuel consumption as efficient as 83mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km.

The 1.2- and 1.4-litre petrol engines are reasonably well matched, averaging 55mpg and 53mpg respectively and emitting 117g/km and 121g/km. Note that speccing the DSG automatic transmission raises CO2 output a little, and as you’d expect, 4x4 versions are less efficient than their front-drive siblings.

The smallest petrol and diesel engines are best for insurance costs, both slotting into group 13E in S or SE spec.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£755 - £1,171 *


£619 - £901 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable, fixed service schedule available


Three years/60,000 miles as standard, optional four- and five-year packages

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £165.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The new car is lighter than before and that has helped to reduce Skoda Octavia Estate emissions. Cleanest model is the post-launch Greenline version with a low, low CO2 output of 87g/km.

Although the new 4x4 version is claimed to be up to 14% more fuel-efficient than the model it replaces, it’s still the most polluting of the range, chucking out 124g/km of CO2 from the 2.0-litre diesel version’s exhaust. That’s still not a bad figure for a large car with four-wheel drive, however.

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