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Skoda Octavia vRS Estate (2013-2020) - Reliability & safety

An excellent reputation for reliability means the Skoda Octavia vRS Estate is a safe bet

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Skoda has an excellent reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction, so you can buy an Octavia vRS estate with confidence.

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate reliability

Skoda has been a star for customer satisfaction survey in recent times. The standard Skoda Octavia was rated highly for reliability in our 2019 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey of cars currently on sale in the UK. Of the owners who responded, 12.4% reported experiencing a problem with their car at least once.

Safety

The Octavia also has a strong safety record, having achieved a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. The car has seven airbags, electronic stability control and post-collision braking as standard. vRS buyers also get auto-dipping headlights and lane-keeping assistance. Rear side airbags can be added for £280, but unlike on the Ford Focus ST, there’s no city safety braking or blind-spot monitoring available.

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The facelifted 2017 Octavia added new safety features, including autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian detection) and blind-spot monitoring, which also makes reversing out of parking spaces safer.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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