The Skoda Octavia shares many of the qualities of the Skoda Superb that’s also in this list – it’s quiet, comfortable, spacious and well-equipped. Skodas are full of clever, useful features, like a parking-receipt clip in the windscreen, a detachable torchlight in the boot and an ice scraper under the fuel filler flap.
The Octavia is available as a hatchback or estate, each with the biggest boot in its class. There’s a selection of petrol and diesel engines, most of which are available with an automatic gearbox. Some of the more powerful models have four-wheel drive. Skoda quotes a towing capacity of 1,300kg to 1,600kg for the ‘regular’ Octavia models and up to 2,000kg for the Octavia Scout, which has a higher ride height and more of an SUV-style design.
Read our Skoda Octavia review