Used test: Seat Ateca vs Skoda Karoq

Two of our favourite family SUVs go head-to-head to find out which one makes the most sense used. Read on to find out...

New Skoda Karoq vs Seat Ateca

What will they cost? 

New, the Ateca cost around £500 more but bought at nearly two years old as here the Karoq is the more expensive by £1000. Some of this change in the prices has to do with the engines. As explained, the early Ateca we’re testing here has the older 1.4 engine while the Karoq has the later 1.5 engine that the Seat later adopted. 

New Skoda Karoq vs Seat Ateca

Neither of these mid-level trims is stingy on standard equipment. The Ateca’s FR trim comes with niceties such as 18in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and privacy glass. The Karoq matches those and adds adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and heated front seats.

New Skoda Karoq vs Seat Ateca

Both cars have a five-star Euro NCAP rating. We’d consider looking for a car with the Advanced Comfort and Driving Pack Plus added to the Ateca. This brings more safety aids, including blindspot warning and lane assist, plus neat features such as adaptive cruise control and a heated windscreen. A similar package was available for the Karoq.