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Car Review - Skoda Octavia Mild Hybrid 1.5 TSI e-TEC Style (A)
17 Jun 2021  |  SKODA Reviews
The new Skoda Octavia delivers outstanding practicality and space, while also boasting a sharp new look, ample equipment and a smooth drive.
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   Consumer Reviews of SKODA Octavia Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
3 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
5/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
4.5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
4.5/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
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3 Reviews

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quippery
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21 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Skodas just keep getting more handsome by the day  Posted on 27 Sep 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 3/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Review
The Skoda Octavia has ditched the old factory-stamped design for something that is now has a very sleek and cohesive.

A comfortable and practical fastback overall.

What I like
1.5-litre turbocharged unit is not only properly gutsy but also very smooth. More so in fact, than what I remember of the Scala.

The suspension is also very soft and compliant. So if you like your cars with that floaty smooth sensation when you're accelerating on the highway this is it right here.

Mild-hybrid tech is also excellent. You coast almost everywhere and the car will nearly always turn off the engine every time you let go of the accelerator if you have the air-con off. Very impressive.

What I do not like
The cabin can look a little basic now that all the controls are hidden within the central touchscreen or touch-sensitive buttons. So you get a very sleek interior.

Skoda shows its more practical side here I guess.

Winsonyk69
Neutral Newbie
4 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 29-Sep-2009
Great value for money car!  Posted on 08 Aug 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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The new model has solved the less attractive rear view found in older models and retained all the other good aspects of the car.
1. Nice drive even in normal mode. Spirited drive in sports mode.
2. Great legroom for driver and passengers.
3. Well thought through items like wireless mobile phone charging even with my thick protective phone case on.
4. Humongous boot to fit 4 large suitcases or probably 4 golf bags.
5. Sound insulation is fantastic.
6. Nice sound system.
7. Cruise control and auto hold.
8. Signature umbrella holders for front seats.
9. Pay less than $700 annual road tax and enjoy decent powered car.
10. 5 years servicing and 1 year road tax
11. Front and back cameras.
12. Assuring drive with solid build.

What I like
As above.

The sales person Nicholas Lim was a joy to do the drive with. Knowledgeable and took time to explain to me. Good job!

What I do not like
Would be nice if had the following:
1. Auto lit mirrors (not essential).
2. Auto tailgate (no big deal, easily pull down with the handle).

jonaliang
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1 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 12-Jun-2021
Just test drive it - and you'll understand.  Posted on 02 Aug 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Review
In a competitive market with the new generation Hyundai Avante (Elantra), Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla Altis, why would someone pay the premium (partly due to it's Cat B horsepower) for a continental that's not one of the household brands?

In terms of features, 2021 Hyundai Avante's got it beat (sunroof, wireless Apple carplay and Android auto, and ventilated seats), at a more competitive price point. Avante's longer wheelbase means more rear passenger room too.

But the Octavia wins in terms of how solid and reliable it's built to be in an accident, the responsiveness of the engine, smooth negotiation of bends and humps, ergonomics of the seats, the understated luxurious cockpit and massive 600L boot space, and a sound system with ample bass. Last but not least, the aesthetics. It's exterior design (which matches the language and style of the interior) makes it look quietly sophisticated with all the functionality and practicality of a family sedan.

Just test drive it - and you'll understand.

What I like
- how solid and reliable it's built to be in an accident,
- the responsiveness of the engine when you accelerate. Mild hybrid Start/Stop saves fuel, but also makes the transition from the engine starting and stopping to be nigh impossible to discern.
- smooth negotiation of bends and humps
- ergonomics/shape of the seats
- the understated luxurious cockpit
- massive 600L boot space for families
- a sound system with ample bass
- The exterior design (which matches the language and style of the interior) makes it look quietly sophisticated with all the functionality and practicality of a family sedan.

What I do not like
- strong engine puts it in Car B despite being 1.5L, hence higher price point due to existing COE prices
- It actually has great rear passenger space, but this is stated here because Avante beats it at a lower price point
- No electric powered seats due to mild hybrid battery under the driver seat.

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SKODA Octavia Mild Hybrid
4.5 stars - based on 3 reviews