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Un­sur­pris­ingly, this is a very close con­test. Both of these rugged es­tates are com­fort­able daily driv­ers with de­cently low run­ning costs and yet are sur­pris­ingly skilled in off-road use and ca­pa­ble of tow­ing fairly big loads.they could cer­tainly both serve as ef­fec­tive sub­sti­tutes for most fam­ily SUVS, be­cause their in­te­ri­ors are smart and prac­ti­cal and they have plenty of room for fam­ily use.they also hold more ap­peal for keen driv­ers, han­dling bet­ter than the ma­jor­ity of high-sided alternatives.

The Oc­tavia wins by the tini­est of mar­gins in the end, mainly thanks to its roomier in­te­rior, more com­pre­hen­sive stan­dard equip­ment list and more com­fort­able ride.

The Leon does the job nearly as well and is a thor­oughly de­cent car, but it isn’t quite as re ned as the Oc­tavia and it makes you forgo a few lux­u­ries.

That said, if you did track down a good ex­am­ple, we wouldn’t dis­suade you from spend­ing your money on the Leon.

Skoda Oc­tavia Scout

For More rear seat space; bet­ter equipped; more com­fort­able ride

Against No vari­able-height boot oor; slightly slop­pier body con­trol

Seat Leon X-pe­ri­ence

For Tidy han­dling; more prac­ti­cal boot de­spite smaller size

Against Less stan­dard kit; not as re ned; ddly in­fo­tain­ment touch­screen

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