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2009. - 2013. Production 2007. - 2010.
D - Large family car Vehicle class D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door Body style wagon, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Dimensons & Volumes
4569 mm
Length 4785 mm
1769 mm
Width 1795 mm
1450 mm
Height 1490 mm
605 liters
Boot (min) 519 liters
1655 liters
Boot (max) 1751 liters
55 liters
Fuel tank 64 liters
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Naturally Aspir.
1798 cc
Displacement 1798 cc
160 hp
Power 120 hp
250 Nm
Torque 165 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1265 kg
Vehicle weight 1295 kg
7.9 s
Acc. 0-100 11.7 s
222 km/h
Top speed 194 km/h
9.5 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 9.7 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.4 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 7.0 l/100km
158 g/km
CO2 emissions 165 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
1285 kg
Vehicle weight kg
7.9 s
Acc. 0-100 s
222 km/h
Top speed km/h
9.1 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
5.4 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
6.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
155 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
6600 EUR
Price from 8790 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the large family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 160hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp engine designed by Mazda.


The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the Mazda being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.


Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Škoda with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Mazda badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Octavia as average reliability-wise, and 6 24% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Czech car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Škoda is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 222 kilometers per hour, 28km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (41 mpg), in combined cycle.


Škoda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Škoda outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Škoda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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