Used Skoda Octavia Scout (2007 - 2012) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014
4
The Octavia Scout is an ideal choice for 4x4 buyers looking for less bulk. There’s all the practicality of the Octavia estate but with the bonus of four-wheel drive when you need it, raised ride height and underbody protection.
Skoda Octavia Scout (07-12)
Practical mix between estate and off-roader, reliable and well built, comfortable
Won't satisfy the needs of more serious 4x4 buyers, limited engine choice

New price range:

£18,375 - £23,815

Used price range:

£1,995 - £8,579

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Octavia Scout is an ideal choice for 4x4 buyers looking for less bulk. There’s all the practicality of the Octavia estate but with the bonus of four-wheel drive when you need it, raised ride height and underbody protection. It’s ideal if you only need occasional off-road ability or regularly tow trailers or caravans. It also comes very well equipped as standard, but the engine choice is limited to a diesel and a petrol, although both deliver strong enough performance.

If you want four-wheel drive but without the body cladding and extra ground clearance, Skoda also offers a 4x4 version of the standard Octavia estate. It was facelifted in early 2009. Confusingly only the interior and equipment grades were initially changed, with the exterior changes introduced in June 2009.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Space - it's used as a grubby farm/dog mobile with trips into town. The boot space, plastic bumpers and tow bar make it very useful. It still scrubs up OK too!  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   12 Oct 2015    ... read more

 The sheer size of the boot, even the missus can't fill it!  

5 out of 5

Darren Nixon ,   24 Aug 2015    ... read more

 Boot size, DSG Box, intelligent 4 wheel drive for slippery conditions on and off road. Just enough ground clearance fro off road use.  

5 out of 5

John Siddons ,   02 Aug 2014    ... read more

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