Skoda Octavia Scout (2014 -) Costs

Review by Debbie Wood on
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2014
The Skoda Octavia Scout is the Czech company’s rugged alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Volvo V60 Cross Country. It uses the already-practical Octavia estate as a base, but has a slightly raised ride height, some black plastic body protection around the car and an all-wheel drive system under the skin for some genuine off-road ability.

4 out of 5

Running costs

  • Diesels provide strong efficiency
  • CO2 emissions reasonable
  • Shouldn’t cost too much to run

Skoda Octavia Scout running costs are competitive given that the car is all-wheel drive – however it runs in two-wheel drive mode most of the time to boost efficiency.

As a result, the Scout returns impressive claimed economy figures, with the 150hp version returning up to 61.4mpg, while the 184hp model returns slightly less at 58.9mpg.

As we have come to expect from the official consumption figures, they are to be used as a benchmark rather than a guide to what you should be achieving in real world driving. However, in motorway driving it should be easy enough to see 50mpg, while a heavy right foot will see it tumble closer to 40mpg .

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

If you chose to buy the Skoda Octavia Scout it will be due a service every 12,000 miles.


The Skoda Octavia Scout is available with a competitive three year/60,000 mile warranty with optional four- and five-year packages available.

Road tax (12 months)

£125.00 - £150.00

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

Green credentials

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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

  • Manual diesel the best performer
  • Both models closely matched for CO2
  • Just 3g/km splits them

Skoda Octavia Scout CO2 emissions are good considering the car’s size and all-wheel drive system.

CO2 emissions for the range start at 130g/km for the manual 150hp version, while for the higher powered 184hp automatic diesel option emissions go up only slightly to 133g/km

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