The Skoda Octavia has firmly cemented its position as one of the go-to family hatchbacks, despite its saloon-like looks. Based on the much-loved Volkswagen Golf, the Octavia builds on that success and enhances its reputation by offering so much car for a seriously competitive price.
Space is the biggest selling point for the Octavia. While it may lack versatility in the rear, there is a huge 600L of storage space. While it's classified as a hatchback, the Octavia beats some of the best saloons on the market for space, including the BMW 3 Series Saloon (480L).
The interior of the Octavia is suitably plush. Throughout the range, the design is sleek and minimalist.
Mercedes are among the best for technology in the hatchback sector thanks to their MBUX system, but with the Skoda, you can enjoy a 10-inch touchscreen, voice control and wireless Apple connectivity as standard for a fraction of the cost.
Entry-level models start from £21,200, while range-topping trims narrowly surpass the £30,000 mark.
The Octavia’s low Benefit in Kind tax rates also make it a popular choice for drivers searching for a business car lease, such is its versatility.
Not only are the entry-level options cheaper, but if you want to get behind the best Golf or A-Class, you face the prospect of OTR prices in the region of £39,000. Leasing a Skoda Octavia is an effective method of getting behind the wheel of this fantastic hatchback for even less.