Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback (2004 - 2012) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014
The Skoda Octavia is one of the best family cars around. Spacious, reliable, well built and good to drive, it also comes with a great range of engines.
4 out of 5

Running costs

It's exceptionally good value when buying new but the badge is yet to gain full acceptance in some quarters and that means residuals aren't as strong as they deserve to be. There's a good choice of economical engines to choose from and parts, servicing and insurance costs are pleasingly low.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£956 - £1,377 *


£670 - £1,054 *

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

Fixed (10,000 miles) or variable can be chosen.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £330.00

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

The Octavia scores well on the eco front, as its emissions are relatively low for a medium-sized hatchback. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the Greenline II model which emits just 99g/km of CO2 and is claimed to be capable of averaging 74mpg.

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