Thursday, 23 July 2015
Skoda Octavia on top against Honda Type R Civic in Teesside.
AutoExpress recently put the new Honda Type R Civic, head to head with the class-leading ŠKODA Octavia (awarded WhatCar? Best Family Car for the second year running). AutoExpress choose the the advanced Honda 1.6 i-DTEC diesel model against the SKODA 1.6-litre diesel.
Both cars feature fuel-efficient driving modes with the SKODA being able to shift between Eco, Comfort and Sport modes.
Following the head-to-head, AuotExpress described the Octavia as, “Still one of the best compact family hatchbacks on the market. It has a breadth of talent that’s hard to beat, thanks to its spacious cabin, vast boot, engaging driving dynamics and low running costs.”
So who came out on top? While the Civic was described as, "A decent compact hatch", there are too many compromises to be made for it to secure victory. "Back-seat space isn’t great, while the driving experience is a bit of a letdown when compared to the sharp and agile SKODA’s.”