The Best Mainstream Sedans in Singapore [Updated]

CarBuyer Team

Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Kia Cerato
Page 3: Mazda 3
Page 5: Toyota Corolla Altis
Page 6: Also consider: Honda Civic

Skoda Octavia

Our pick: Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI e-TEC Style from S$136,900 with COE (September 2021)
Read our review of the Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI e-TEC Style here

The Skoda Octavia is the sole European representative remaining in the mainstream sedan market in Singapore, and the latest version represents a major step up above its class rivals.

The new Octavia packs in a 1.5-litre mild hybrid turbocharged powerplant that also sees service in the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3, but the Skoda offers that in a large sedan (it’s actually a liftback) body style that should find more favour among traditional family buyers here. There’s also a handsome Combi wagon model if you want something with a lot more boot space.

The engine in the Octavia produces 150hp and 250Nm of torque, which means it ends up netting a Category B COE, resulting in its higher asking price over its main competitors. It does offer a rather energetic drive though, while the Octavia also excels in refinement and comfort. The mild hybrid setup also goes a long way towards helping you save fuel, with the Octavia’s quoted 5.3L/100km fuel consumption pretty achievable if you’re gentle with your right foot.

The entry-level Ambition variant is retailing at S$124,900 with COE, but if you can stretch to it, we recommend going for the higher-spec Style, which goes for S$136,900 with COE. The Ambition model gets standard equipment such as an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, a wireless smartphone charger, an all-digital instrument panel, and a driver alert system. The Style trim though upgrades the touchscreen to 10.0-inches, and throws in safety systems such as lane keeping assist and side assist with rear traffic alert.

While the Octavia does demand a slighter higher asking price compared to its Asian rivals, you do end up getting a much more premium product, and if you don’t mind paying more for a nicer driving experience, the Octavia is very much the way to go.

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