The new ŠKODA Octavia has beaten the Volkswagen Golf, Mazda 6 and MG 6 to be named What Car? magazine’s favourite in a recent group test.
The ŠKODA Octavia and Volkswagen Golf both scored 5 stars in the test, but our car was named the winner because it offered better value for money.
“The ŠKODA Octavia and Volkswagen Golf are closely matched” said What Car? “The Golf is a little more comfortable and refined, while the Octavia counters by offering extra space for the family and their luggage. However, what really separates them for us is the fact the ŠKODA is cheaper to lease and run as a company car – crucial advantages in this sector.
“It’s a sensational family hatchback and business car” concluded the review in the magazine’s April 2013 edition.
The Octavia earned 5 out of 5 stars in three of the ten test categories – quality and reliability, space and practicality, and buying and owning – and scored 4 stars in all the others.