The only car you really need: Skoda Octavia 2021 review

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This is the new Skoda Octavia! Now we know that the Czech manufacturer may not be held in such high regard as its German rivals, and they’re not exactly known for being the most exciting cars. But when you consider just how much car you get for a relatively low price, along with a huge choice of engines and trims to choose from so you can spec the car just to your liking, is it time the Octavia hatchback and estate are considered alongside the class leaders? Stick with Mat and find out in his latest in-depth review!
00:00 Intro
00:24 Price
00:49 Exterior Style
02:27 Engines
03:28 0-60mph
04:05 Interior Style
05:30 Back Seats
06:22 Boot
08:17 Practicality
09:35 Annoying Features
10:58 Good Features
11:56 Town Driving
13:25 Motorway Driving
14:26 Twisty Road Driving
15:10 Trims
17:17 Verdict
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  • Would you pick the Octavia over the Golf? LIKE this comment if you would, COMMENT if you'd go for the Golf!

    carwowcarwow4 أشهر قبل
    • we want to drag race all new octavia variants. disel petrol hybrid

      DanDan13 أيام قبل
    • octavia for the clever golf for the fool

      Dim antilathroDim antilathro14 أيام قبل
    • Octavia sedan.

      Harshal PatilHarshal Patil15 أيام قبل
    • I'd definitely get a Golf

      TonyTony21 أيام قبل
    • Skoda

      Agge PetroAgge Petro25 أيام قبل
  • Great. Thks.

    Victoria ManleyVictoria Manley3 أيام قبل
  • What was the engine management light on for?

    Steve BlanchardSteve Blanchard6 أيام قبل
  • Me and my mum are from warsaw

    MideclipseXMideclipseX6 أيام قبل
  • Although you said it looked a little bit boring, I think it look just very good for a simple car for casual driving without any kind of cheap show-offю

    Артём НеделяАртём Неделя7 أيام قبل
  • Man, you sound like you hate Skoda cars or something....

    Thomas NoxThomas Nox9 أيام قبل
  • As reviewed by Alan Partridge.. "Not my words, the words of Top Gear Magazine!"

    Jay BooneJay Boone9 أيام قبل
  • I have this car , skoda octavia III 105 HP fabrication year 2013, i got it in 2017 from a firm with 8400e , it is still going strong with no problems, the only thing i changed(besides the oil/filter and all that ) was the batterry from the original one to a 65 one. Very good and reliable car.

    ImmortalImmortal10 أيام قبل
  • Sye zaimudddin minat sngt dgr

    Fxxt ITFxxt IT13 أيام قبل
  • Well thought thru car. As I age more I can do with sleeper cars more and more. With work and the general dynamics of work life no one wants a car that breaks your back when it goes over a pothole. I genuinely like this car!

    Abbas RizviAbbas Rizvi14 أيام قبل
  • Maybr bmw tails are inspired from Kodiaq...since that one is made from 2016.. nwm..

    CorradoCorrado14 أيام قبل
  • The warning when you open the door and the engine is on, also helps when its in stop mode and the engine is technically still on but not actually running.

    bluecardholderbluecardholder14 أيام قبل
  • My first car was a Skoda back on 2010 when i was 18 years old, from which i can say that mechanically they are ok cars (basically they were a VW Jetta underneath). However is on the details where the car falls apart... (the car wipers stopped working, the door covers fell down,the seats ripped open,etc) I really hope that they improved their materials quality since then because they are ok "new driver and still learning" cars.

    Jean Gonzalez HidalgoJean Gonzalez Hidalgo14 أيام قبل
  • Nowadays Škoda looks like an Audi on a budget)) And yes, I know why)))

    Андрій ЯрославовичАндрій Ярославович15 أيام قبل
  • 9:12 my dad has a skoda superb and it has the same thing in the back i tried using it as mobile phone holder it worked but i couldnt see half of the screen.

    MythiceuMythiceu15 أيام قبل
  • Thumbs up mate. Very funny review. Much love from the Czech republic

    Petr KašpárekPetr Kašpárek17 أيام قبل
  • The presenter is attractive

    Boyd BoyettBoyd Boyett18 أيام قبل
  • This bloke always reminds me of Lee Evans

    James KeeleyJames Keeley18 أيام قبل
  • "i hope you got all that, cause im not repeating it" *presses J 4 times and video skips back 40 sec.* Me:"you'll do as i say"

    XSebiXSebi20 أيام قبل
  • do you like the car?

    Jonas KlaueJonas Klaue21 أيام قبل
  • “It’s for the pragmatic motoring enthusiast that wants good value motoring .. not to hoon about”. If only all motoring journos recognised just not everyone who loves cars wants a sub-10 min Ring lap.

    Jonathan HarrisonJonathan Harrison21 أيام قبل
  • Nice review!

    Daniel THOMASDaniel THOMAS21 أيام قبل
  • I'll stick with Audi.

    TravisTravis22 أيام قبل
  • Komm vorbei mit dein Skoda!

    dieAlemusikdieAlemusik23 أيام قبل
  • ездиют на праворульных тачках, а всё делают правой рукой, открывают бардочки, подлакотники лазиют в навигаторе и ваще всё, зачем руль в право переставили?😀

    Hallo youtuberHallo youtuber23 أيام قبل
  • dear youtuber influencers and pretense petrolheads, hard plastic does not mean cheap. heavy machinery industry and military industry scoff at that false modern internet 'knowledge'

    jh5kljh5kl23 أيام قبل
  • Where's the banana girl ?

    raymond walshraymond walsh23 أيام قبل
  • Daddy 🤤🤤🤤

    Aditya RanaAditya Rana24 أيام قبل
  • Daddy 🤤🤤🤤

    Aditya RanaAditya Rana24 أيام قبل
  • Skoda next best to VW for family car excluding Audi which is a more luxurious alternative

    DEVINEDEVINE24 أيام قبل
  • Scoda next best to Volkswagen for family car

    DEVINEDEVINE24 أيام قبل
  • Clever, spacious, cheap but no longer reliable. When you get stranded on the side of the road in an Octavia with 25k miles on it, you got plenty of time to think about going Japanese for your next clever purchase.

    Nagy LevyNagy Levy24 أيام قبل
  • Do people actually use a ski hatch, particularly in the UK, or anywhere else for that matter?

    William HodgsonWilliam Hodgson24 أيام قبل
  • Carwow=the honey of cars

    Ayad DoskyAyad Dosky24 أيام قبل
  • @Skoda pick up the alloy wheel design......seriously!

    sclol707sclol70725 أيام قبل
  • I had a 2019 Octavia SE L and now I have a Golf R-line and the Octavia was miles better when comparing

    Dom GittingsDom Gittings26 أيام قبل
  • 20 reg and already engine management light on

    Talat ShahzadTalat Shahzad26 أيام قبل
  • Have they fixed the leaky sunroof issues in this new design?

    Jason TeenJason Teen27 أيام قبل
  • Love how you still review everyday cars

    Rajvosa97Rajvosa9727 أيام قبل
  • He should have done review for the sedan one

    Ambar SinghAmbar Singh28 أيام قبل
  • I keep wondering when will the pop out banner pop out!!

    Sandeep SureshbabuSandeep Sureshbabu29 أيام قبل
  • Octavias little brother, Scala, is just as good as his bigger brother

    Johannes BJohannes Bأشهر قبل
  • I have 2019 L&K with everything, and the RS Diesel engine (187BHP). My last car was a BMW X1 last generation. I would pick my Skoda over and over again :-)

    H. Clausen AS +47 64923730H. Clausen AS +47 64923730أشهر قبل
  • kinda looks basic, not sure would I want to update my current version

    OlegOlegأشهر قبل
  • Expect the 245bhp version in a nice discreet dark colour in your rear view mirror very soon with a sunvisor ECILOP sign maybe?

    Mike5Mike5أشهر قبل
  • Your tests are good but please drop the numerous attempts to be funny

    Bushmills Presbyterian ChurchBushmills Presbyterian Churchأشهر قبل
  • On this occasion, I want to say that the channel is very interested in its variety of cars that are on the tests, but I honestly do not like this version of the tests by the tester. There are too many ironic jokes and for no reason the car is condemned just because it is not something special. I get the impression that Mat is somehow used to their powerful special cars and has got a fashion line. Well, in relation to that, not everything that Škoda has is appreciated.

    Filip VelimirovicFilip Velimirovicأشهر قبل
  • Dimensions of the boot-space (iV) would be useful. Thanks.

    Tim JeffersonTim Jeffersonأشهر قبل
    • According to what I was able to find out, it should be 600 litres for liftback version and 640 litres for combi. That are some mammoth sized dimensions in my opinion and rivals the previous generation Škoda Superb.

      Umbakarna SKUmbakarna SK29 أيام قبل
  • Got an Aygo, paid £995. Never needed another car :)

    CommentsCarCommentsCarأشهر قبل
  • 11:57 with the filler cap... LOL

    David ThompsonDavid Thompsonأشهر قبل
  • The beeping while the door is open is for Hybrid version probably.

    Catalin AmariuteiCatalin Amariuteiأشهر قبل
  • What you hear is some kind of unlocking actuator for either gearshift or steering.

    Howard MessiasHoward Messiasأشهر قبل
  • Oh wow, another FWD Škoda. Can't wait to see at least 3 of them crashed every day. The people who drive these cars are the worst. They for some reason always want to race, in this freaking 1.0 liter. Bruh, a 30 ton truck accelerates faster on a hill than this shit. And they want to race my e91 320D... Yeah... I don't understand, it's almost like they are irritated that I have a BMW and they want prove something? Like wtf... This comes from a Slovak guy too, Škodas are more common than rat shit here.

    Marek209SKMarek209SKأشهر قبل
  • Too many irritating adverts makes this almost unwatchable.

    Paul SullivanPaul Sullivanأشهر قبل
  • How can you say this when it is an ICE car?

    mark tottonmark tottonأشهر قبل
  • Řekni Škoda, žádný Skouda :D :D

    Ondra JarošOndra Jarošأشهر قبل
  • Yo Carwow, you have the deadist merch ever

    S-BS-Bأشهر قبل
  • It's a 2021 golf wagon/variant? .....

    Oscar David Rodriguez RuizOscar David Rodriguez Ruizأشهر قبل
  • I just can't get myself to like how the climate controls buttons are getting moved to the touchscreen in every new car...

    jetaimeminajetaimeminaأشهر قبل
  • i've heard the same thing some time ago ( ) about the old New VW Golf 7 :) , i've had it, was a nice car, but with big reliability issues that wasted my time in service.

    Lucian GrigLucian Grigأشهر قبل
  • I think all reviewers should stop reviewing Skoda's. They are a cheap vw and more boring. We get it.

    Sendit SundaySendit Sundayأشهر قبل
  • Is it really that cheap though? Gasoline is expensive. I did the math based on my driving habits and the Enyaq ends up being cheaper in the long run.

    Mekuso8Mekuso8أشهر قبل
  • getting a bit too much of idiotism. Not funny after 5 minutes....

    CercatO JCercatO Jأشهر قبل
  • We in India get the 1.8L TSI/ 2L TSI-VRS saloon versions, I really wish they bring the Estate.

    Prateek OjhaPrateek Ojhaأشهر قبل
  • A built-in SheWee for your washer bottle. Handy!

    Wings 99Wings 99أشهر قبل
  • ok, you hate skoda and love wv, we got that

    Tvrle ZTvrle Zأشهر قبل
  • problem of this channel are that he tests only cars for which he is paying !! but that is generally problem of all bigger channels

    Mr11ESSE111Mr11ESSE111أشهر قبل

    Laurentiu VasileLaurentiu Vasileأشهر قبل
  • Gear selector lock.. seen often in eastern europe.

    Steve_Gazza_GascoigneSteve_Gazza_Gascoigneأشهر قبل
  • Will it do 200,000 trouble free miles like the Passat?

    Henry DisciplineHenry Disciplineأشهر قبل
  • Hi my name's Matt click on my pop up banner!!! If you want to watch Matt measuring his pp please click on the banner again ffs

    KarolisKarolisأشهر قبل
  • He is a prize prat

    Ernest FletcherErnest Fletcherأشهر قبل
  • What is the name of this color? What version of the Skoda Octavia Combi are we looking at?

    Rob KlaassenRob Klaassenأشهر قبل
  • How does it handle with a full load?

    Darryl of SussexDarryl of Sussexأشهر قبل
  • This presenter is a perfect match for a vehicle considered to be bland.

    yooser naimeyooser naimeأشهر قبل
  • This guy is just so wrong. The octavia is the car you learn how to drift on here in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

    Mário PodolanMário Podolanأشهر قبل
  • Carwow though It shows you that you are not by taste an admirer of the Skoda brand, criticizing nonsense, for me and for many the Skoda and in this case the Octavia is a very good saloon or combi to take into account when purchasing a car of a great quality, which offers you high security, and a very special permomance for a reasonable price.

    Alexander Anaya ZambranoAlexander Anaya Zambranoأشهر قبل
  • Spare wheel in all cars is essential 👌

  • Please do video from the rs version

    Akseli WAkseli Wأشهر قبل
  • So many ads 🙄

    Daniel _Daniel _أشهر قبل
  • Hi Matt. When are you going to do a material on Skoda Enyaq?

    MValentin FlorianMValentin Florianأشهر قبل
  • Octavia or bmw 2series coupe? What do you recommend

    Sahil NarulaSahil Narula2 أشهر قبل
  • Is the best car if you are at border medium class, after that line, on the market is more cars who are not so ANOST !

    Daniel I.Daniel I.2 أشهر قبل
  • Lovely car

    Edward ValivonisEdward Valivonis2 أشهر قبل
  • It’s boring and ugly as hell

    Tomáš Kroupa KK FotoTomáš Kroupa KK Foto2 أشهر قبل
  • Alan Partridge & Alan Titchmarsh's love child 😜

    olddn kinobiolddn kinobi2 أشهر قبل
  • I've never driven anywhere with both hands at the bottom of the steering wheel.

    Terence JayTerence Jay2 أشهر قبل
  • great video! But awful sound(((

    Julia JVJulia JV2 أشهر قبل
  • You lost me at skoda

    AA2 أشهر قبل
  • easy peasy you could park a BUS in that gap man

    Kristián KopáčikKristián Kopáčik2 أشهر قبل
  • A bit tired of Matt being so cliche all the time. So we learned that an Octavia is boring once again...

    AlexisAlexis2 أشهر قبل
  • You can have all of that plus some excitement with the Octavia RS series :D

    C AsC As2 أشهر قبل
  • 11:47 damn, in the 2016 model, the washer fluid has a small hole with a cap that doesn't want to stay open, and the stand to keep the engine lid up is right next to it. Filling the washer fluid is pretty annoying, but fixing only one of those problems would make it possible with just two hands. Apparently they've fixed all those problems.

    SanderSander2 أشهر قبل
  • Neck?????? Blue

    donna welshdonna welsh2 أشهر قبل
  • Skoda are now more VW than VW. They are cleverly designed and with excellent interiors, given that they share the same engines and tech as VW and Audi and have excellent design and quality I really see no reason to spend more on the more expensive cars. I would take this over a Golf.

    John BradshawJohn Bradshaw2 أشهر قبل
  • In the Octavia 3 the rear headrests get in the way of them folding completely flat, but if you raise them up it does, giving you a flat bed of 6 feet. Is it the same in this one?

    Alastair WilsonAlastair Wilson2 أشهر قبل
  • The asda ad is horrendous on here.. worst actor i have ever seen. 🤢

    BB2 أشهر قبل
  • Good video - full of useful info and well presented. Shane it was ruined by stupid ads.

    Tim RogersTim Rogers2 أشهر قبل
  • Great car Made in Czechia 🇨🇿

    Vaclav SulistaVaclav Sulista2 أشهر قبل
  • needed DSG and gave up as I lease and they wanted 5,500 up front - even for a factory order - but even tho I wanted it I gave up and ordered a VW golf 8 where lease price was much better without the huge initial 12-14 week wait but the DSG for the Octavia seemed less certain on build time. Shame as love my current octavia

    Arthur BlundellArthur Blundell2 أشهر قبل