How to spec a Skoda Kodiaq

Our guide to Skoda's large SUV covers which version to go for, which options to choose and how much to pay for it all...

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The Skoda Kodiaq was, until recently, our favourite large SUV. And even though its crown has now been taken by the excellent Peugeot 5008 at our latest Car of the Year Awards, the Kodiaq's blend of value for money, spacious interior and smooth diesel engines mean it's still one of our favourites in this class.

That's no small feat, especially as the Kodiaq finds itself in competition with the Nissan X-Trail, as well as pricier versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. So what makes the Kodiaq a good choice? Well, our full 16-point review can tell you what it's like to drive and live with, as well as which engine to go for.

If you can live without seven seats, then SE specification is what we'd recommend. It brings you most of the luxuries you're going to want, including dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and cruise control. To make your Kodiaq as comfortable and practical as possible, though, we'd still opt for a few choice options – and, over the next few slides, we'll tell you what they are.