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Skoda Octavia 2021

The 2021 Skoda Octavia range of configurations is currently priced from $24,890. Our most recent review of the 2021 Skoda Octavia resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Managing Editor - Head of Video Matt Campbell had this to say at the time: The Skoda Octavia RS is a car that you can confidently choose if you’re after a sportier driving midsize vehicle. It’s not an SUV, and we love that. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Matt Campbell liked most about this particular version of the Skoda Octavia: Great to drive, More refined and mature, Fast and functional

The Skoda Octavia 2021 comes in a Sedan and Wagon and competes with similar models like the Kia Cerato, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra in the Under $25k category category.

The 2021 Skoda Octavia carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Skoda Octavia 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Skoda Octavia here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Skoda Octavia 2016: Error message "reverse gear not available"

    The DSG gearbox in your car has given Skoda and other members of the Volkswagen family all sorts of grief over the years. The problem you’ve described suggests a build-up of metallic particles (from wear and tear inside the transmission) which are being attracted to the magnetic sensors inside the gearbox and leading to bogus commends being sent to the car’s on-board computer. I’ve also heard of these symptoms being the result of faulty mechatronics and even a software glitch. The mechatronic unit, by the way, is the module that acts as middle-man between the computer and the gear selectors and clutch packs contained within the gearbox itself.

    So there are three (among many) possibilities. And the VW (and Skoda) DSG transmission is no stranger to any of them. Either way, a loss of drive at any stage – whether it’s Drive or Reverse – is a potentially dangerous situation and needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, Skoda Australia only extended its factory warranty to five years on vehicles sold after January 1, 2017; after your car was sold. That said, I’d certainly be talking to the brand’s customer relations department with a view to at least finding out what’s wrong and then negotiating on whatever repairs are required.

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  • Skoda Octavia 2000: Why does the engine keep stopping and won't restart?

    On the surface, it sounds like the electrical system is somehow letting you down, Todor. The no-charge light comes on because the engine has stalled and is not driving the alternator, so that’s probably not the root cause here. But only when the glow-plug light appears (which it should every time you turn the ignition on ready to crank the engine) will the engine fire. That’s the clue that whatever glitch is at work here has settled down and is allowing the electrical system to work properly. Of course, a diesel engine doesn’t have a spark (electric) ignition system, so we could be barking completely up the wrong tree here. That said, the modern diesel engine does use a series of electric fuel pumps, and a faulty pump could easily cause the problem you’ve described.

    With that in mind, the absolute best advice is to take the car to a workshop with the necessary diagnostic gear and have the car scanned to see what fault codes it coughs up. Until you do that, and can isolate the problem, you can run around in circles for months changing perfectly good components in a costly process of elimination.

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  • Skoda Octavia RS245: Premium or Sports model?

    With a price premium of about $15,000 brand-new, the Sport model would seem to have the RS245 beaten for value, wouldn’t it? But it’s not that simple and even though the two are both Skoda Octavias, they are really very different vehicles in every other respect.

    While the Sport model is a sensible, practical (despite the Sport badge) sedan or wagon, the RS245 is a much more driver-focussed, sporty machine. The latter is much more firmly suspended and has performance braking hardware and big alloy wheels as well as a clever mechanical front differential to maximise its grip. The differences under the bonnet are just as obvious and with 110kW in the Sport playing 180kW in the RS245, you can guess which is the faster car to drive.

    So it really comes down to how much you value a car’s sporty nature. If you do, that $15,000 price jump might not seem so bad. If you don’t the RS245 becomes a very expensive take on the Octavia formula.

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  • Holden Commodore: What's a good replacement?

    All of the cars you name meet your criteria of size, economy, performance and handling.

    You could also add the Mazda3 and 6 to the list.

    Of all of those I would nominate the Camry as the great all-rounder.

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Skoda Octavia 2021 Boot Space

Choose the sedan/liftback hatch model and you have 600 litres of cargo capacity with the seats up, and 1555L with them folded down.

Get the wagon and those figures bump out to 640L with the seats up, and 1700L with them down. That's basically a studio apartment.

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Skoda Octavia 2021 Price and Specs

The Skoda Octavia 2021 is currently available from $24,890 for the Octavia 110 TSI Base up to $49,590 for the Octavia RS.

Pricing guides

$37,240
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$24,890
Highest Price
$49,590
Skoda Octavia Model Body Type Specs Price
110 TSI Ambition Sedan 1.4L PULP 8 SP AUTO $30,390
110 TSI Base Sedan 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $27,390
110 TSI Base Sedan 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $24,890
110 TSI Style Sedan 1.4L PULP 8 SP AUTO $34,890
110 TSI Ambition Wagon 1.4L PULP 8 SP AUTO $31,690
110 TSI Base Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $29,490
110 TSI Base Wagon 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $26,990
110 TSI Style Wagon 1.4L PULP 8 SP AUTO $36,190
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Skoda Octavia 2021 Colours

Steel Grey is the only no-cost option, while metallic choices ($770) comprise Moon White, Race Blue, Quartz Grey and Brilliant Silver, while Magic Black Pearl Effect is also $770, and the Velvet Red premium paint (seen on the wagon in these images) is $1100.

  • Velvet Red metallic
  • Race Blue metallic
  • Quartz Grey metallic
  • Moon White metallic
  • Brilliant Silver metallic
  • Steel Grey Uni
  • Magic Black metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Skoda Octavia 2021 Interior

The cabin is dominated by a technical theme - almost Audi-like in its execution. There is a 12.3-inch digital driver info screen, and a 10.0-inch touchscreen media system. There's a minimalist air to the cockpit, with fewer knobs and dials than any Skoda that has come before it. Is that a good thing? Read the review to find out.

Skoda Octavia 2021 Interior

Skoda Octavia 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Skoda Octavia are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1829mm x 1470mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Skoda Octavia 2021 Dimensions  include 1470mm height, 1829mm width, 4689mm length.
Skoda Octavia Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
110 TSI Base Sedan 1461x1814x4667 mm
110 TSI Ambition Sedan 1470x1829x4689 mm 143 mm
Ambition Sedan 1470x1829x4689 mm 143 mm
Sport Sedan 1461x1814x4667 mm
110 TSI Base Wagon 1465x1814x4670 mm
110 TSI Ambition Wagon 1470x1829x4689 mm 142 mm
Ambition Wagon 1470x1829x4689 mm 142 mm
Sport Wagon 1465x1814x4670 mm
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Skoda Octavia 2021 Accessories

There are plenty of accessories available for the Skoda Octavia range, including roof rack, roof cargo pod and other storage assistance packs. The optional goodies include a panoramic glass sunroof for the wagon ($1900), and the RS Premium Pack, which costs a lot but gives you additional equipment you might want.

Skoda Octavia 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Skoda Octavia will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Skoda Octavia Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
110 TSI Base Sedan 225x45R17 225x45R17
110 TSI Ambition Sedan 205x45 R18 205x45 R18
Ambition Sedan 205x45 R18 205x45 R18
Sport Sedan 225x40 R18 225x40 R18
110 TSI Base Wagon 225x45R17 225x45R17
110 TSI Ambition Wagon 205x45 R18 205x45 R18
Ambition Wagon 205x45 R18 205x45 R18
Sport Wagon 225x40 R18 225x40 R18
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Skoda Octavia 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Skoda Octavia is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Skoda Octavia currently offers fuel consumption from 5.2 to 6.8L/100km. The Skoda Octavia is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Skoda Octavia Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
110 TSI Ambition Sedan 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 5.7L/100km
110 TSI Base Sedan 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 5.2L/100km
110 TSI Ambition Wagon 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 5.9L/100km
110 TSI Base Wagon 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 5.5L/100km
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Skoda Octavia 2021 Towing capacity

The Skoda Octavia’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Skoda Octavia Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
110 TSI Base Sedan 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 0kg
110 TSI Base Sedan 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 0kg
110 TSI Ambition Sedan 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1500kg
Ambition Sedan 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1500kg
110 TSI Base Wagon 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 0kg
110 TSI Base Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 0kg
110 TSI Ambition Wagon 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1500kg
Ambition Wagon 1.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1500kg
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Skoda Octavia 2021 Seats

There are five seats in the Skoda Octavia sedan and wagon. They come trimmed in leather, and the front ones are sports seats. Option the RS Premium Pack and the front seats will come with electric adjustment and heating, and the rear outboard seats are heated, too. Nice.

Skoda Octavia 2021 Speed

The 0-100km/h claim for the sedan is 6.7 seconds. For the wagon, the 0-100 speed is 6.7 seconds. Identical!