Skoda Octavia vRS Estate (2013-2020) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Skoda Octavia vRS Estate is economical for such a powerful car, but it can’t match the VW Golf GTI

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

Whether you go for a petrol or diesel version of the Skoda Octavia vRS Estate, you get a car that’s powerful and quick. Most buyers are likely to be aware that extra performance means sacrificing some fuel economy, and while that is the case here, the diesel in particular is actually relatively efficient. Insurance cover shouldn’t break the bank and Skoda offers fixed-price servicing, too.

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate MPG & CO2

The vRS’ 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine is the same one used in the Volkswagen Golf GTD and it’s more fuel-efficient than the petrol. With two-wheel-drive, it’ll do 49.6mpg and emit 119g/km of CO2 for a 31% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax liability. If you choose four-wheel-drive, economy slips slightly to 43.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 129g/km for a 35% BiK bracket. The diesel is no longer available with a manual gearbox - it's seven-speed DSG automatic only.

The 242bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine makes the vRS significantly quicker, but is also rather less economical than the diesel. With the six-speed manual gearbox, this engine will return 38.2mpg and emit 156g/km of CO2. This means company-car drivers will be liable for a 35% BiK tax contribution. Go for the DSG automatic, however, and you’ll get 37.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 144g/km. This puts it in the 32% BiK tax bracket.

All Octavia vRS Estates registered on or after 1 April 2017 cost £140 a year to tax.

Insurance

The diesel vRS Estate falls into insurance group 26 while the 242bhp petrol sits in group 30.

Warranty

Skoda sells the Octavia vRS Estate with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. You can extend the warranty to four years/80,000 miles for £255, or five years/100,000 miles for £515.

Servicing

Skoda offers a fixed-price servicing package for just under £280 that covers maintenance for two services.

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