Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback (2013 - 2020) Costs

Review by Tim Bowdler on
Last Updated: 02 Feb 2017
This is the third generation of the popular Skoda Octavia from the Czech maker. It is now 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the previous generation but it also looks more elegant than before.
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Running costs

Skoda Octavia running costs are affordable right across the range. If you are on a tight budget and need to keep your monthly spending down go for the 108bhp Greenline diesel that has a claimed average economy of 83mpg.

All the other diesels in are that general ballpark, the most thirsty being the 2.0-litre which averages around 63mpg. The most frugal petrol version is the 103bhp 1.2-litre that returns an average of 57.6mpg.

Insurance will be cheap for all Octavias because it is not seen as a performance car, but the lower-powered petrols will have the lowest premiums. Servicing at Skoda dealerships is affordable and parts are cheap.

Resale values are ordinary: expect to get around 35% of the car’s original value after three years/30,000 miles. The diesels are best at holding their value, particularly the 2.0-litre version.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£755 - £1,142 *


£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

Every 20,000 miles


Three years/60,000 miles

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

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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

For best Skoda Octavia emissions go for the 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel GreenLine model. It has CO2 emissions of only 89g/km.

The other models have acceptably low emissions levels. The 103bhp TDI isn’t bad either, with CO2 emissions of 99/g/km, but the automatic version emits 102g/km.

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