Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 -) Equipment

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015
4.5
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

Equipment

As with the Octavia hatchback, there are three trim levels available: S, SE and Elegance. Each trim level has been kitted out with more standard equipment than the outgoing Octavia and there are many high-tech safety systems available.

Standard Skoda Octavia Estate equipment

All Octavias feature a touchscreen multimedia system as standard, along with alloy wheels, climate control, Bluetooth, and digital radio.

Also standard across all trim levels is an Automatic Post Collision Braking system, which is triggered in the event of a crash. When activated, it puts the brakes on to slow the car to 6mph and prevent it travelling further into the path of other traffic. It also triggers the hazard warning lights.

SE versions get a different alloy wheel design, body-coloured mirrors and door handles, extra interior storage bins and front fog lights.

They also get a Driver Fatigue Sensor system as standard. This keeps track of the driver’s steering inputs and if it seems that you’re about to wander off the road it will sound an alarm and flash a cup of coffee symbol on the instrument panel to politely suggest you might want to take a break.

Both SE and top-spec Elegance versions come with the Drive Select menu, allowing the driver to mix and match settings for the power steering, throttle response and air-conditioning to suit their tastes.

They also both feature a load-through hatch in the centre of the rear seats for loading longer items without folding the seats flat.

Elegance versions also add larger 17-inch wheels, alcantara and leather upholstery, extra armrests, automatic wipers, cruise control and satellite navigation.

They also get Adaptive Cruise Control and ‘Front Assistant’, a radar system which detects imminent collision hazards.

If it calculates that the car is about to bump into something, it will sound an alert and trigger a warning jolt of the rakes, before performing an emergency stop if necessary. If that sounds a bit too Big Brother for you, it is possible to turn the system off via a menu in the touchscreen system.

Front Assistant is available for cars produced from June 2013 onwards, so a few very early models may be missing it.

Standard for Elegance grade cars but optional for SE versions is ‘Intelligent Light Assistant’, which dips the headlights from high-beam automatically to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic.

Clever practical touches include a net restraint system for the luggage compartment, several bag hooks and bottle holders. You also get a retractable parcel shelf as standard and an adjustable-height boot floor in the Elegance version.

Optional Skoda Octavia Estate accessories

Like many cars the Octavia features an Automatic Parking Assistant program – but this one has the added ability to carry out bay parking manoeuvres as well as parallel parking.

The system scans the area for a suitable space and then operates the steering while the driver works the pedals. As well as getting itself into spaces, it can also steer itself out of a line of cars too.

Keyless entry and start is also available, as is a lane-keeping assist system.

Further options include larger wheels, sports suspension, cornering fog lights which swivel with the steering, LED tail lights, electrically adjustable front seats and a sunroof.

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Key:

Standard item

Optional item

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
S GreenLine SE Tour de France SE Drive SE Technology SE Business Black Edition Sport Line SE Sport Elegance SE L Scout Laurin + Klement vRS Challenge vRS
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