Low running costs
A 1.0-litre 115bhp petrol engine is installed as standard and manages up to 60.1mpg while producing CO2 emissions from 108g/km. For even greater efficiency, choose a model with a 1.6-litre diesel unit – this will return as much as 72.4mpg and produce emissions as low as 102g/km.
Making the right noises
Entry-level SE grades come with an eight-speaker sound system, which provides plenty of audio options. Included are an AM/FM tuner and DAB digital radio – and USB and AUX inputs that allow occupants to plug, play and charge compatible devices. What’s more, Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream music.
All good family cars possess a maximum five-star crash-test rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP. The Octavia is no exception and is loaded with an array of safety technology as standard. As well as seven airbags, ISOFIX fixtures that help secure younger passengers and driver aids such as Electronic Stability Control, all models feature eCall. This useful piece of kit will automatically alert the emergency services whenever the car’s airbags are activated.