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Skoda Octavia Scout Performance

RRP from
£26,335
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£0
MPG
55.4 - 58.9
0-60 mph in
7.8 - 9.4 secs
First year road tax
£205 - £515

Despite the increase in weight and height over the normal Octavia Estate, the Scout is a confident overtaker.

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Performance and Economy

The Scout the choice of two 2.0-litre diesels. The lower-powered diesel (with 148hp) will do 0-62mph in 9.1 seconds,129mph flat-out and will achieve a claimed 55.4mpg.

The ride height helps more with providing a comfortable ride than adding much off-road ability

Mat Watson
carwow expert

The higher powered diesel (with 182hp) only comes with the DSG automatic gearbox, which is actually slightly clunkier and coarser than the smooth manual matched to its lower-powered counterpart. It’s more expensive too: it costs £2,675 more than the slower version, but Skoda claims the same 55.4mpg for the 182hp engine as the 148hp, and the 0-60mph time drops to a nippy 7.8 seconds.

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Driving

Although the Scout lacks the handling prowess of the normal estate this is unlikely to faze you in day-to-day driving. Although the noise of the diesel engine is a little intrusive at high revs, all-round body control is good, and it’s smooth when cruising at speed.

This level of performance is made all the more satisfying for the knowledge that it can tackle a muddy field with the best of them. You don’t need to work any levers or buttons to switch modes when you plan to go off-road – you’re just rewarded with much better traction over its two-wheel-drive counterparts.

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