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2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

A very snazzy and spacious new car, the 2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan, can be enjoyed by new car buyers on the lookout for a comfortable, safe, and well-equipped vehicle that is capable of taking the family travelling.  Offering a range of efficient and powerful ICEs – drive one, and you’ll be enjoying the Skoda experience from the driver’s seat of the 110TSI, the 140TSI, or the RS Octavia before you know it!

We’d consider the new Skoda Octavia as a Medium-to-Large Sedan.  I say sedan because that’s what Skoda calls it, but it could also be considered as a Liftback or Hatchback because of the way that the tailgate lifts up with the rear glass window still in tow.  You can also buy a new Octavia in the Wagon shape as well.

You’re definitely onto a winning formula with a 2022 Octavia because there is plenty of space and practicality that is matched by the car’s decent refinement.  The inside of the car is nice and comfortable, and the driving experience is very good.  You’ll note that even the base Octavias offer plenty of standard equipment, both in terms of creature comforts, safety, and convenience.

Obviously, with the Skoda Octavia you get 5 doors and 5 seats, all models are front-wheel-driven, and there are three RON (95 octane) engines to choose from.  Interestingly, the base model is the one with an 8-speed auto, while the other two variants run with a 7-speed automatic.  A decent 5-year/unlimited km warranty backs up your Octavia’s progress from new.

A new 2022 Skoda Octavia is priced very competitively, with the entry-level Sedan priced under $40k, while the hot RS versions come in at under $60k.  The Skoda Octavia Limited Edition sits midway between these two.  If you particularly want a Wagon instead, and I can see the logic with the extra few cubic inches of luggage space, then these ask for a small premium over the Sedan drive-away prices.

2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

What do you get in the cheapest Octavia 110TSI Sedan?  Well, here’s a list: a 10.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an inbuilt satellite navigation system, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver, matrix LED headlights and LED tail-lights, ambient interior lighting, keyless entry and push-button start, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, tablet holders for those seated in the back seats, and Skoda’s signature umbrella that you’ll find located in the driver’s door.

Limited Edition versions also add things like DAB+ radio, tri-zone climate control, leather seats, a head-up display, heated front and rear seats, ventilated (cooled) front seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 12-speaker premium sound system.  For now, due to global electrical component shortages, an 8-speaker audio is in its place for the time being.

Skoda Octavias are a nice place to spend your travel time inside.  There are interesting materials throughout the cabin, even the 110TSI’s cloth seats are lovely.  In the Limited Edition, the dash has a beautiful cloth dashboard trim that’s as tactile as it is stylish to look at.  There’s nothing too fake about the materials used in an Octavia.  They are what they look like and are what they say they are on the tin – i.e., leather means leather, cloth means cloth, etc., and not any fake aluminium or leatherettes.  The ambient lighting can be configured by colour and zone, and it’s fun to play with and a rather nice and classy touch.

2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

In the Octavia Sedans you get plenty of space and practicality.  In the front, storage options abound, including a large central storage bin, a pair of cupholders, and door pockets that can even accept large water bottles.  For those relegated to the back seats, the second row is actually very generously proportioned with plenty of space for head, shoulders, knees, and toes.   You’ll also find a set of air vents with separate climate controls, a fold-down armrest with cupholders, and generous door pockets back here as well.  Of course, you can connect up your phone’s lifeline (or is that yours?) to charging ports front and rear.

So, Skoda claims as much as 600 litres of luggage capacity behind an upright set of back seats.  Fold these down flat, and the space grows to a generous 1555 litres.  The back seats have the handy 60:40 split function as well.  A space-saver spare wheel resides under the Octavia’s boot floor.  And, when you compare all that with some of its main rivals, like the Toyota Camry and its 524 litres, the load-lugging ability of the Octavia Sedan is first rate and best in class.

2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

If you’re carrying plenty of luggage and occupants around on a regular basis, then you’ll want to know how the Octavia rates for safety.  ANCAP crash safety tests have given this car a 5-star result, and advanced safety technologies include some great features like adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and assist, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Under the bonnet of the Limited Edition sits a fine 2.0-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder motor that boasts 140 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque, easily enough for most day-to-day driving situations. Those outputs are fed directly to the front wheels, controlled via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.  The stylish Octavia Limited Edition Sedan 140TSI weighs in at 1405 kg but has an eagerness in the way it can loves to eat up the miles.  Push the 140TSI, and it responds instantly, shuffling down a couple of gears to find the strong sweet spots for a punchy burst of acceleration.  The roomy sedan claims a 0–100 km/h time of around 7.4 seconds.  Talking of the torque zone, the 140TSI engine delivers the peak torque between 1500 and 4180 rpm.  This is a wide torque band that never leaves the Octavia feeling like it’s running short of a gallop.  Overtaking feels brisk, and it effortlessly cruises the motorways.  95 Octane petrol is what it is designed for, and you can expect somewhere between 6 and 7 litres/100 km on average.

Opt for the 110TSI Octavia, and this comes with a 1.4-litre turbo 4-cylinder petrol motor developing 110 kW of power @ 6000 rpm and a maximum of 250 Nm between 1500-4000 rpm.  This is an enjoyable, frisky, and efficient motor, with Skoda claiming 5.7 litres/100 km is possible for an average run.  Skoda also claims that the 110TSI is good for a 9.0-second time for the 0-100km/h dash.

The 2022 Skoda Octavia RS Sedan is the low-flying rocket in the range.  The 180 kW of power feels potent, as does the full thrust of 370 Nm of torque when called upon.  Still, the 2.0-litre sport tuned engine can offer some rather impressive fuel economy, particularly out on the open road.  Skoda claims 6.8 litres/100 km is an achievable average fuel consumption.  Though when you give way to the desire of running the RS with the wind, the consumption will climb a bit – as you would expect.

All 3 Skoda Octavia Sedans sold in Australia have useful towing capacities, the lowest being the base model 110TSI with its 1500 kg braked and 670 kg unbraked limits.  The 140TSI can haul 1600 kg braked and 710 kg unbraked, while the RS can pull 1600 kg braked and 750 kg braked.

Prices start from around $38k and run through to close on $60k.  This looks to be a well-priced, stylish European car that sits up nicely as an alternative to the Toyota Camry (Hybrid options as well), Mazda 6, Kia Stinger, Honda Accord (Hybrid option as well), its bigger sibling – the Skoda Superb, and Hyundai’s rather nice Sonata sedan.  For a bit more cash you could look at a well-kitted-out Peugeot 508 (Hybrid option as well) – very nice, an Audi A4, some of the BMW 3 Series models, a Genesis G70, a Skoda Superb, a Volvo S60, or even a Jaguar XE.  Don’t forget the Wagon Octavia as well!

2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan

The 2022 Skoda Octavia Sedan models include the:

  • Octavia 110TSI Style
  • Octavia 140TSI Limited Edition
  • Octavia RS

For any more information on the new Skoda Octavia Sedan 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!