Skoda Kodiaq (2017-present)

The Skoda Kodiaq is a cut price SUV that doesn't cut corners

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Well-equipped as standard
Spacious, with the option of seven seats
Skoda has a reliable reputation

Weaknesses 

Passengers are squeezed in the third row of seats
Some online services require a subscription
Supply likely to be limited
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Available as a either five- or seven-seater, the Kodiaq shares engines and components with the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Seat Ateca and Skoda Superb.

Buyers will recognise the engine range, which comprises a pair of 1.4-litre TSI engines, with 124bhp and 14bhp outputs, plus a 178bhp 2.0-litre unit on the petrol side, while the more popular and economical diesel line-up has two variants of the 2.0-litre TDI powerplant at launch – 148bhp and 187bhp versions, with a 114bhp unit to be added later.

On the road, the Kodiaq handles as well as any SUV of its size, steers accurately and rides very comfortably (although we’ve not yet tested it on UK roads).
The Kodiaq is also packed with equipment, with four trim levels offering plenty of choice to buyers. Features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio, smartphone connectivity, and keyless entry and ignition are available as standard on all models, with the likes of cruise control, parking sensors and adjustable driver modes all available on higher trims.

Skoda has also entered the burgeoning field of connected car services with its Skoda Connect system, which gives users access to a range of online services, including real-time traffic information and immediate contact with a call centre in the event of an emergency or breakdown.

The aspect of the Kodiaq that is most predictable – but still impressive – is the interior space. Skoda's engineers are geniuses when it comes to packaging, always managing to create more room in the cabin than equivalent-sized cars from the brand's VW Group siblings. In this instance, there's lots of room up front and, even with taller drivers, the rear still feels positively cavernous, with plenty of legroom and headroom. In seven-seat versions, the rear pair is as restricted as it is in most cars of comparable size, but they're fine for kids or adults on short journeys.

The Kodiaq's exterior design – which uses a series of sharp lines in combination with a robust-looking, well-proportioned body – should also prove appealing to buyers wanting a modern interpretation of an SUV.

With prices starting at £21,495, the Kodiaq is a very attractive buying proposition, especially when you consider that it bears numerous similarities to the considerably more expensive Audi Q7.

Last Updated 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 11:00

Skoda Kodiaq History 

  • Order books for UK sales opened on 30 November 2016.
  • First deliveries are set to begin in April 2017.

Skoda Kodiaq Engines 

1.4 TSI 125PS, 1.4 TSI 150PS, 2.0 TSI 180PS, 2.0 TDI 150PS, 2.0 TDI 190PS

The Skoda Kodiaq is available with a choice of three petrol engines and two diesels at launch (with another lower-powered diesel to be added later on).

The 1.4-litre TSI engine is a tried-and-tested unit that is fitted to numerous models in the Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Audi line-ups. It has a reputation for being a highly flexible and efficient engine. This is especially true in the higher-powered guise, which uses Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that enables two of the engine’s four cylinders to shut down when not required, starting up again instantaneously when the accelerator is pressed and all the cylinders are needed.

It’s a highly effective technology that works undetected by the driver and delivers an official fuel consumption of 46.3mpg (41.5mpg when fitted with four-wheel drive) and CO2 emissions of 141g/km (153g/km). It’s an engine that works surprisingly well with the 1,615kg Kodiaq, not feeling underpowered at all.
There is also a 2.0 TSI petrol engine that will be a niche choice: it is the best-performing engine in the Kodiaq’s range (0-62mph in 7.8 seconds), but its 38.7mpg and 168g/km of CO2 is likely to put off most buyers.

In contrast, the 2.0 TDI diesel powerplant with the 150PS output is forecast to be the most popular choice among buyers. Its 56.5mpg and 131g/km of CO2 should make it a persuasive case for cost-conscious purchasers, with 53.3mpg (50.4mpg with the DSG automatic transmission) and 139g/km (147g/km) for the variant equipped with four-wheel drive also proving economical. The engine is very refined and Skoda has soundproofed the Kodiaq very well, as very little engine noise intrudes into the cabin.

Combining the economy of a diesel with a little extra performance, the 2.0 TDI 190PS version still manages to return 49.5mpg and emit 150g/km of CO2. The extra power lowers the 0-62mph time to a respectable 8.6 seconds and it pulls well on both country roads and highways.


Fuel

Fuel economy

Power

Acceleration (0-62mph)

Top speed

1.4 TSI 125PS 

Petrol

47.1mpg

125hp

10.7s

118mph

1.4 TSI 150PS 

Petrol

41.5-46.3mpg

150hp

9.4-9.8s

120-123mph

2.0 TSI 180PS 

Petrol

38.7mpg

180hp

7.8s

128mph

2.0 TDI 150PS 

Diesel

50.4-56.5mpg

150hp

9.6-10.0s

120-123mph

2.0 TDI 190PS 

Diesel

49.5mpg

190hp

8.6s

130mph

Skoda Kodiaq Trims 



S, SE, SE L, Edition

The Kodiaq is being launched with four trim levels, including Edition, which will be available for the initial sales period and is likely to be replaced by the Laurin & Klement trim, in line with other models in the Skoda line-up. We also expect other special editions to be introduced during the lifetime of the model.

The base S level – which is only available with the 1.4 TSI 125PS engine – is well-equipped, with standard kit including 17-inch alloy wheel, infotainment system with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, USB, air conditioning, LED daytime running lights, electric door mirrors, leather multifunction steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, seven airbags and a suite of electronic safety features.

Next up is the SE trim, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded infotainment system with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen, dual-zone air con, roof rails, rear parking sensors, rain and light sensors and auto-dimming rear view mirrors. Seven seats are available as a £1,000 option in SE trim.

The SE L trim comes with 19-inch wheels, a further-enhanced infotainment system (with wifi), heated front seats with lumbar support, Alcantara upholstery, seven seats as standard, adjustable driving modes, and LED headlights.

The range-topping Edition trim, which is only available for the first few months after the Kodiaq’s launch, offers leather upholstery, metallic paint, chrome roof rails, along with technology features including Lane Assist, High Beam Assist, wireless charging and phone box, and Blind spot detection.


Used Skoda Kodiaq 


The Kodiaq is yet to go on sale on the UK, so there are no used examples, or even discounted nearly new cars available to buy.

Demand for the car is rumoured to exceded next year's supply three times over, which means that you'll be extremely unlikely to find a Kodiaq bargain soon. The price of used cars may even be higher than the cost of a new model for a while.



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Skoda Kodiaq Prices

Skoda Kodiaq Edition

1.5 tsi edition 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,896

You could save up to: £4769

1.5 tsi edition 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,773

You could save up to: £4872

1.5 tsi edition 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,060

You could save up to: £4905

1.5 tsi edition 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,937

You could save up to: £5008

2.0 tdi 190 edition 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,980

You could save up to: £5330

2.0 tdi 190 edition 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,857

You could save up to: £5133

2.0 tdi edition 4x4 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £28,747

You could save up to: £5103

2.0 tdi edition 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,624

You could save up to: £5206

2.0 tdi edition 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,910

You could save up to: £5240

2.0 tdi edition 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,787

You could save up to: £5343

Skoda Kodiaq Laurin + Klement

2.0 tdi 190 laurin + klement 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,139

You could save up to: £5701

2.0 tdi laurin + klement 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £31,906

You could save up to: £5474

2.0 tdi laurin + klement 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 50.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,069

You could save up to: £5611

2.0 tsi 190 laurin + klement 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,948

You could save up to: £5527

Skoda Kodiaq SE

1.5 tsi se 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £21,511

You could save up to: £4254

1.5 tsi se 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £22,388

You could save up to: £4357

1.5 tsi se 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £22,674

You could save up to: £4391

1.5 tsi se 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £23,551

You could save up to: £4494

2.0 tdi se 4x4 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,361

You could save up to: £4589

2.0 tdi se 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £25,238

You could save up to: £4692

2.0 tdi se 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,525

You could save up to: £4725

2.0 tdi se 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,402

You could save up to: £4828

2.0 tdi se 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £24,196

You could save up to: £4569

2.0 tdi se 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,073

You could save up to: £4672

Skoda Kodiaq SE L

1.5 tsi se l 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,016

You could save up to: £4549

1.5 tsi se l 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £24,894

You could save up to: £4651

1.5 tsi se l 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £25,180

You could save up to: £4685

1.5 tsi se l 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 45.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,057

You could save up to: £4788

2.0 tdi 190 se l 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,100

You could save up to: £5110

2.0 tdi 190 se l 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,977

You could save up to: £4913

2.0 tdi se l 4x4 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,867

You could save up to: £4883

2.0 tdi se l 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,744

You could save up to: £4986

2.0 tdi se l 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,031

You could save up to: £5019

2.0 tdi se l 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,908

You could save up to: £5122

Skoda Kodiaq SE Technology

2.0 tdi se technology 4x4 5dr

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £26,361

You could save up to: £2589

2.0 tdi se technology 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £27,238

You could save up to: £2692

2.0 tdi se technology 4x4 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,525

You could save up to: £2725

2.0 tdi se technology 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,402

You could save up to: £2828

2.0 tdi se technology 5dr dsg

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £26,196

You could save up to: £2569

2.0 tdi se technology 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,073

You could save up to: £2672

Skoda Kodiaq Scout

2.0 tdi 190 scout 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,201

You could save up to: £5174

2.0 tdi scout 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,968

You could save up to: £5247

2.0 tdi scout 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,132

You could save up to: £5383

2.0 tsi 190 scout 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,010

You could save up to: £5300

2.0 tsi scout 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 38.2mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,710

You could save up to: £5300

Skoda Kodiaq Sport Line

2.0 tdi 190 sport line 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,049

You could save up to: £5491

2.0 tdi sport line 4x4 5dr [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 51.4mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £30,116

You could save up to: £5264

2.0 tdi sport line 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,279

You could save up to: £5401

2.0 tsi 190 sport line 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,158

You could save up to: £5317

2.0 tsi sport line 4x4 5dr dsg [7 seat]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 38.2mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,858

You could save up to: £5317