The only car you really need: Skoda Octavia 2021 review

20 ივლ 2020-ში
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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 თვის წინ
    • Combi yes, Sedan no.

      Kay’shotsKay’shots8 საათის წინ
    • Leon

      nicalevnicalevდღის წინ
    • we want to drag race all new octavia variants. disel petrol hybrid

      DanDan16 დღის წინ
    • octavia for the clever golf for the fool

      Dim antilathroDim antilathro16 დღის წინ
    • Octavia sedan.

      Harshal PatilHarshal Patil18 დღის წინ
  • At 10 minutes odds, noticed a blue thing on neck. have you got a trapped nerve or something Pal....take care...

    brian Gallagherbrian Gallagher5 საათის წინ
  • And i bought an Insignia for 21k euros =)

    Neagu AndreiNeagu Andrei21 საათის წინ
  • The thing with the key for keyless entry is that when your cars battery goes to zero so you cant unlock it with buttons you can sort of pop the thing that you touch for unlocking (if you have keyless entry) the car and there should be classic physical lock you can use the key for. I haven´t really seen it live but I´ve heard about it a lot

    Lukáš BambuchLukáš Bambuchდღის წინ
  • damn, with you done the vrs

    KingDeCalibreKingDeCalibreდღის წინ
  • how 's the 1.0 hybrid on this car?

    Stefano DStefano D2 დღის წინ
  • Great. Thks.

    Victoria ManleyVictoria Manley6 დღის წინ
  • What was the engine management light on for?

    Steve BlanchardSteve Blanchard9 დღის წინ
  • Me and my mum are from warsaw

    MideclipseXMideclipseX9 დღის წინ
  • 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 Неделя10 დღის წინ
  • Man, you sound like you hate Skoda cars or something....

    Thomas NoxThomas Nox12 დღის წინ
  • As reviewed by Alan Partridge.. "Not my words, the words of Top Gear Magazine!"

    Jay BooneJay Boone12 დღის წინ
  • 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.

    ImmortalImmortal13 დღის წინ
  • Sye zaimudddin minat sngt dgr

    Fxxt ITFxxt IT16 დღის წინ
  • 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 Rizvi17 დღის წინ
  • Maybr bmw tails are inspired from Kodiaq...since that one is made from 2016.. nwm..

    CorradoCorrado17 დღის წინ
  • 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.

    bluecardholderbluecardholder17 დღის წინ
  • 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 Hidalgo17 დღის წინ
  • Nowadays Škoda looks like an Audi on a budget)) And yes, I know why)))

    Андрій ЯрославовичАндрій Ярославович18 დღის წინ
  • 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.

    MythiceuMythiceu18 დღის წინ
  • Thumbs up mate. Very funny review. Much love from the Czech republic

    Petr KašpárekPetr Kašpárek20 დღის წინ
  • The presenter is attractive

    Boyd BoyettBoyd Boyett21 დღის წინ
  • This bloke always reminds me of Lee Evans

    James KeeleyJames Keeley21 დღის წინ
  • "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"

    XSebiXSebi23 დღის წინ
  • do you like the car?

    Jonas KlaueJonas Klaue24 დღის წინ
  • “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 Harrison24 დღის წინ
  • Nice review!

    Daniel THOMASDaniel THOMAS24 დღის წინ
  • I'll stick with Audi.

    TravisTravis25 დღის წინ
  • Komm vorbei mit dein Skoda!

    dieAlemusikdieAlemusik26 დღის წინ
  • 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 youtuber26 დღის წინ
  • 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'

    jh5kljh5kl26 დღის წინ
  • Where's the banana girl ?

    raymond walshraymond walsh26 დღის წინ
  • Daddy 🤤🤤🤤

    Aditya RanaAditya Rana26 დღის წინ
  • Daddy 🤤🤤🤤

    Aditya RanaAditya Rana26 დღის წინ
  • Skoda next best to VW for family car excluding Audi which is a more luxurious alternative

    DEVINEDEVINE27 დღის წინ
  • Scoda next best to Volkswagen for family car

    DEVINEDEVINE27 დღის წინ
  • 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 Levy27 დღის წინ
  • Do people actually use a ski hatch, particularly in the UK, or anywhere else for that matter?

    William HodgsonWilliam Hodgson27 დღის წინ
  • Carwow=the honey of cars

    Ayad DoskyAyad Dosky27 დღის წინ
  • @Skoda pick up the alloy wheel design......seriously!

    sclol707sclol70728 დღის წინ
  • 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 Gittings29 დღის წინ
  • 20 reg and already engine management light on

    Talat ShahzadTalat Shahzad29 დღის წინ
  • Have they fixed the leaky sunroof issues in this new design?

    Jason TeenJason Teenთვის წინ
  • Love how you still review everyday cars

    Rajvosa97Rajvosa97თვის წინ
  • He should have done review for the sedan one

    Ambar SinghAmbar Singhთვის წინ
  • I keep wondering when will the pop out banner pop out!!

    Sandeep SureshbabuSandeep Sureshbabuთვის წინ
  • Octavias little brother, Scala, is just as good as his bigger brother

    Johannes BJohannes Bთვის წინ
  • 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 64923730თვის წინ
  • kinda looks basic, not sure would I want to update my current version

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

    Mike5Mike5თვის წინ
  • Your tests are good but please drop the numerous attempts to be funny

    Bushmills Presbyterian ChurchBushmills Presbyterian Churchთვის წინ
  • 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 Velimirovicთვის წინ
  • Dimensions of the boot-space (iV) would be useful. Thanks.

    Tim JeffersonTim Jeffersonთვის წინ
    • 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 SKთვის წინ
  • Got an Aygo, paid £995. Never needed another car :)

    CommentsCarCommentsCarთვის წინ
  • 11:57 with the filler cap... LOL

    David ThompsonDavid Thompsonთვის წინ
  • The beeping while the door is open is for Hybrid version probably.

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

    Howard MessiasHoward Messiasთვის წინ
  • 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.

    Marek209SKMarek209SKთვის წინ
  • Too many irritating adverts makes this almost unwatchable.

    Paul SullivanPaul Sullivanთვის წინ
  • How can you say this when it is an ICE car?

    mark tottonmark tottonთვის წინ
  • Řekni Škoda, žádný Skouda :D :D

    Ondra JarošOndra Jarošთვის წინ
  • Yo Carwow, you have the deadist merch ever

    S-BS-Bთვის წინ
  • It's a 2021 golf wagon/variant? .....

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

    jetaimeminajetaimeminaთვის წინ
  • 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 Grigთვის წინ
  • I think all reviewers should stop reviewing Skoda's. They are a cheap vw and more boring. We get it.

    Sendit SundaySendit Sundayთვის წინ
  • 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.

    Mekuso8Mekuso8თვის წინ
  • getting a bit too much of idiotism. Not funny after 5 minutes....

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

    Prateek OjhaPrateek Ojhaთვის წინ
  • A built-in SheWee for your washer bottle. Handy!

    Wings 99Wings 99თვის წინ
  • ok, you hate skoda and love wv, we got that

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

    Mr11ESSE111Mr11ESSE111თვის წინ

    Laurentiu VasileLaurentiu Vasileთვის წინ
  • Gear selector lock.. seen often in eastern europe.

    Steve_Gazza_GascoigneSteve_Gazza_Gascoigneთვის წინ
  • Will it do 200,000 trouble free miles like the Passat?

    Henry DisciplineHenry Disciplineთვის წინ
  • 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

    KarolisKarolisთვის წინ
  • He is a prize prat

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

    Rob KlaassenRob Klaassenთვის წინ
  • How does it handle with a full load?

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

    yooser naimeyooser naimeთვის წინ
  • 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 Podolanთვის წინ
  • 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 Zambranoთვის წინ
  • Spare wheel in all cars is essential 👌

  • Please do video from the rs version

    Akseli WAkseli Wთვის წინ
  • So many ads 🙄

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

    MValentin FlorianMValentin Florian2 თვის წინ
  • Octavia or bmw 2series coupe? What do you recommend

    Sahil NarulaSahil Narula2 თვის წინ
  • 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 თვის წინ
  • Lovely car

    Edward ValivonisEdward Valivonis2 თვის წინ
  • It’s boring and ugly as hell

    Tomáš Kroupa KK FotoTomáš Kroupa KK Foto2 თვის წინ
  • Alan Partridge & Alan Titchmarsh's love child 😜

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

    Terence JayTerence Jay2 თვის წინ
  • great video! But awful sound(((

    Julia JVJulia JV2 თვის წინ
  • You lost me at skoda

    AA2 თვის წინ
  • easy peasy you could park a BUS in that gap man

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

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

    C AsC As2 თვის წინ
  • 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 თვის წინ
  • Neck?????? Blue

    donna welshdonna welsh2 თვის წინ
  • 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 თვის წინ