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2021 Skoda Octavia RS

2021 Skoda Octavia RS

They’re remarkably good value for your money; they come in sedan and wagon variants; they are spacious and practical; it is easy to get comfortable in one of these; safety is first rate; the number of features for infotainment and comfort are exceptionally good; and performance is a class above.  Yes, we’re talking about the 2021 Skoda Octavia RS.

To get into the brand new Skoda Octavia RS sedan or wagon, you have to walk passed the 110 TSI engine that is found powering the Ambition and Style variants.  Top of the Octavia range sits the RS – and rightly so because the engine is a gem and it’s so very responsive and powerful.

But let’s start with value for money.  You can purchase a new 2021 Skoda Octavia RS Sedan for a little over $50k and then the wagon for not much more.  That is much less of an outlay than for a top of the range Honda Accord with less power, a bit more than a Mazda 6 GT with 170 kW and a bit more than a flagship Toyota Camry SL with a lot less power.  So, when considered against this company, the Skoda Octavia really starts to shine as a performance alternative.  The comfort and practicality are there, and it’s only the Mazda 6 GT that can even slightly gets close to the grunt under the Octavia RS bonnet.

An equivalent sort of vehicle would be that of a BMW 330i, which uses a high performance 2.0-litre Turbo with four cylinders, but the price difference is around $30k in the Octavia RS’s favour.  It would be Volvo’s S60 or V60 Momentum where you would find the similarly powered car for a a bit more outlay of money than an Octavia RS.  You would have to, therefore, spot the Octavia RS rivals as the Volvo S60 or V60 and the Mazda 6 GT sedan or wagon.

2021 Skoda Octavia RS

In the looks department, the Volvo and Mazda cars are nice and attractive, but so too is the Octavia RS.  One might say that the Octavia RS is more understated parked alongside its rivals; however, you couldn’t say that its racy black leather interior with red trim wasn’t sporty enough.  What makes these three cars excellent comparisons is that all three come with sedan and wagon options, and this leads us on to the broad capabilities that these nice mid-to-large cars with plenty of luxury features provide.  Sedan boot space: Octavia RS at 600 litres, Mazda 6 GT at 480 litres, Volvo S60 at 330 litres.  Wagon boot space: Octavia RS at 610 litres, Mazda 6 GT at 506 litres, Volvo V60 at 529 litres.  It’s obvious here that the Skoda comes out as a clear winner.

2021 Skoda Octavia RS

Rear seat space also goes to the Skoda Octavia, where the combination of leg, head and shoulder space win out again; and you also get split folding rear seat flexibility in the sedan.  There are heaps of handy storage compartments about an Octavia cabin that you just don’t find in the others.  The huge door bins on the Octavia are outstanding and they are capable of taking a decent-size water bottle.  Seat comfort in the rear of the Octavia is nice; the cushioning is good, support excellent and the space class leading.

All three cars boast a 5-star safety rating, however the Skoda Octavia offers 10 airbags compared with the six found in a Mazda or Volvo equivalent.  The Octavia is a very strong and safe car that boasts ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, an alert/warning for forward collisions, blind spot monitoring, emergency braking, collision mitigation – reversing with braking, rear collision warning, crash avoidance with emergency braking (low and high speed), pedestrian avoidance with braking, lane departure – with passive steer assist, lane departure warning, a driver fatigue warning system, EBD (electronic brake force distribution), hill hold assist, a rear park camera, active and automatic headlights with levelling adjustment and steering, high beam auto dipping, LED headlights and see me home lighting.

Volvo has the superior cabin with a plusher feel to it, but all these cars come with a loaded interior and high-end equipment.  The Octavia RS boasts an eight-speaker sound system, Aux inputs, USB sockets, Bluetooth, two zone climate control, a cooled glovebox, keyless start, voice recognition, a powered boot lid and Alcantara leather seat and panelling.

On the road, the 2021 Skoda Octavia RS boasts razor sharp steering and precise handling.  You can really stonk it through the back roads in an RS.  The Octavia RS sedan and wagon boast 180 kW of power running through the front wheels with traction control being employed when road surfaces are slippery.  The RS revs cleanly and has proper strength to get what is quite a large car moving along quickly from a standstill..  A seven-speed sports automatic gearbox gets the gears changed swiftly, and the RS sedan and wagon can sprint through the 0-100 km/h dash in less than 7 seconds.  They’ll also run on to a top speed of 250 km/h.  It takes the Mazda 8.5 seconds for the same sprint, where it will run out of puff chasing down the RS’s higher top speed.  Volvo’s T5 Momentum has AWD, a handy advantage in the wet, and the Volvo will do the 0-100 km/h sprint in around 6.5 seconds and nudge 240 km/h flat out.  The Mazda handles neatly, so too the Volvo.

For the most complete car for money spent at around $50k, the Skoda Octavia RS wagon or sedan are quick, safe and secure.  The lovely blend of comfort and space makes this a hot, but practical, driving enthusiast’s choice.

2021 Skoda Octavia RS Wagon

The 2021 Skoda Octavia models currently include the:

  • Octavia 110 TSI Ambition
  • Octavia 110 TSI Style
  • Octavia RS

For any more information on the new Skoda Octavia RS or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Skoda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!