Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Skoda Octavia 2013

Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2014
Skoda Octavia
2013 - 2017
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 150 HP150 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.9 seconds8.6 seconds
Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars. Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 0.3 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.84.2
The Skoda Octavia is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Skoda Octavia, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 90 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1040 km in combined cycle1190 km in combined cycle
1190 km on highway1350 km on highway
Skoda Octavia gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)Front wheel drive (FWD)

Volkswagen Golf has 4x4: It has Haldex Generation V proactive automatic four-wheel drive. The system analyzes input from the ABS and engine control units and can increase pressure on the multi-disc clutch for faster engagement when needed. Under normal driving conditions, the torque split is 100% front to 0% rear. If wheel spin is detected, torque can be split evenly between the axles (50%/50%).


Length: 4.56 m4.66 m
Width: 1.80 m1.81 m
Height: 1.48 m1.46 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller, but slightly higher.
Volkswagen Golf is 10 cm shorter than the Skoda Octavia, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres610 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litres1740 litres
Volkswagen Golf has 5 litres less trunk space than the Skoda Octavia. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Skoda Octavia (by 120 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.1 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.2 metres less than that of the Skoda Octavia.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0101`917
Safety: no data

above average
Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Skoda Octavia has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 98009200
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.6/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • has 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
Skoda Octavia has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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