Octavia Scout vs Leon X-perience
Skoda and SEAT 4WD estates lock horns on and off road to decide which is better
BRITAIN’S weather is notorious for not playing ball. Even in the summer it’s not unusual to get a sudden downpour, while conditions in the winter can be truly treacherous. That’s why cars such as the Skoda Octavia Scout and SEAT Leon X-perience have gained traction – both literally and figuratively.
These jacked-up, four-wheel-drive estates offer all the practicality you want from a family wagon, along with good grip and all-weather ability, but at a more affordable price than an SUV.
These two latest contenders to hit the market are both from VW Group manufacturers and, therefore, use similar underpinnings, so the difference will come down to how they’ve been set up, the kit they offer and the efficiency they can deliver, as well as the all-important factor of price. We test them on and off road to see which is better.