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Used test: Skoda Kodiaq vs Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace verdict

If you're after a reasonably priced seven-seat SUV, a used Skoda Kodiaq or VW Tiguan Allspace might already be on your radar. But which one should you buy?...

Used test Skoda Kodiaq vs Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Our verdict

There isn't a bad choice here: the Skoda Kodiaq and VW Tiguan Allspace are great cars with similar strengths. Really, it depends on where your priorities lie. If it's with the driving experience, then the Tiguan is the SUV to choose because it rides and handles that bit better, plus it offers slightly punchier performance. 

However, if you prioritise passenger and boot space, as well as interior quality, we'd point you towards the Kodiaq. We believe this will be what most buyers in this class want and, seeing as the Kodiaq is still a good car to drive, it takes the number one spot in this test. 

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1st – Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda Kodiaq long-term test review

For Classier interior; more spacious middle-row seats; bigger boot
Against More wind noise; front-parking sensors optional from new

What Car? says 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace rear cornering

For Comfier ride; sharper handling; cheaper to insure
Against Mixed interior quality; worse fuel economy

What Car? says  4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 4x4 SE L 

Engine size 4cyl, 1968cc, diesel
Power 148bhp 
Torque 251lb ft 
Gearbox 7-spd automatic
0-60mph 9.7sec
Top speed 121mph
Official fuel economy 52.3mpg
CO2 emissions 142g/km

Specifications: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 190 4Motion SEL DSG

Engine size 4cyl, 1968cc, diesel
Power 187bhp 
Torque 295lb ft 
Gearbox 7-spd automatic
0-60mph 8.7sec
Top speed 130mph
Official fuel economy 47.9mpg
CO2 emissions 153g/km

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