What Car? - Car Of The Year 2019 - Best Family Car - Overall Winner
ŠKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI 150 SE L (£20-£28k)
The OCTAVIA has been named ‘Family Car of the Year’ 2019 by the What Car? judging panel for the second year running. The panel praised the OCTAVIA’s remarkable interior layout and high specification across the range.
Last year the new look Octavia was voted 'Best New Car of 2018' in the AutoTrader New Car Awards.
What's all the fuss about? Now it has more technology than ever before and a refined, premium styling.The 43,000 car owners who voted can't be wrong! Reliable, good value running costs, great practicality and good looking meant their satisfaction with this model and their likelihood to recommend it to others scored top marks.
All trims come with LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights and 'SmartLink' as standard. The state-of-the-art technology combines to give you a safer vehicle with infotainment at the touch of a screen.
The core range is now available in four different, improved engines - two petrol, two diesel.
The ever spacious interior includes standard and optional new features - heated steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, two zone air conditioning, footwell lighting and KESSY start/stop function.
The new Driver Assistance functions make driving your new look Octavia a whole lot safer. Technology helps you to drive smarter with: front assist and pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control, Smart light assistant, blind spot detection and trailer assist.
Modern life means you do everything from your phone. So what about when travelling in your car? Enter ŠKODA's Connect! Whether it’s to check how much fuel you
have left from your desk, check where you’ve parked your car or to
receive alerts when you’re accidentally driving in a bus lane, there’s a
huge number of features available to help make life a little bit
© And you can charge and boost your phone as you drive.
Available in hatch, estate, Scout and vRS.
J.D. Power asks more than 11,000 original owners of vehicles about their satisfaction after 12 to 36 months of ownership.
The questions cover 177 potential problem symptoms across 8 categories. Unlike other reliability studies that have numerous categories for every sub-sector of the new car market, the J.D. Power study has just eight core segments. This means that the OCTAVIA triumphed over an exceptionally high number of competitors for two consecutive years.
Well done Octavia!