And unlike on some hot saloons and estates there is plenty of interior storage space, including a large, air conditioned box beneath the centre armrest.
So despite its sporty attributes the vRS is very definitely a very practical family car.
If you have children and need plenty of space but still yearn for a sporty drive this could well be the car for you.
Skoda Octavia vRS Estate
Mechanical: 170 bhp, 1968cc, 4 cyl diesel engine driving front wheels via 6spd manual gearbox
Max speed: 140 mph 0-62mph: 8.4 secs
Combined mpg: 49.6
Insurance group: 28E
CO2 emissions: 149g/km
Warranty: 3yrs/60,000 miles