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Skoda Octavia Estate - Best estate cars

The Octavia is based on a Golf platform, but it's far larger and more versatile than its sibling, especially in Estate guise

The Skoda Octavia Estate has pushed the boundaries, as it's bigger and better than its predecessor. It was first crowned best estate at the 2013 Auto Express New Car Awards, and again in 2019 following a refresh in 2017, it's a great all-rounder. 

The Octavia Estate has always been one of the most spacious cars in its class, and now it boasts a 610-litre boot, and this extends to 1,740 litres with the rear seats folded.

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Skoda Octavia estate review

The Estate is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than before, resulting in increased legroom, headroom and elbow room for a more comfortable ride. It's economical, too - the 104bhp 1.6 TDI has a six-speed manual and has low emissions that benefit company car drivers.

It doesn't lack for equipment either, with Bluetooth, DAB radio and engine stop/start coming as standard, as well as a double-sided boot floor, a rubbish bin and an ice scraper hidden in the fuel filler cap, while the most recent update added a torch in the boot and umbrellas in the doors. All this can be yours for around the same money as a VW Golf hatch, too.

Best estate cars to buy in 2019

  1. 1. Skoda Octavia Estate
  2. 2. BMW 5 Series Touring
  3. 3. Volvo V60
  4. 4. Skoda Superb Estate
  5. 5. Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer
  6. 6. Volvo V90
  7. 7. Mercedes E-Class Estate
  8. 8. Peugeot 308 SW
  9. 9. Volkswagen Passat Estate
  10. 10. BMW 3 Series Touring
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