Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI SE Drive 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
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  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Karoq 2022 left static boot open
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  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
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  • Skoda Karoq 2022 boot open
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 left static boot open
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 boot open
RRP £27,605What Car? Target Price£26,737
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Karoq is a top-drawer family SUV with clever seating options, a big boot and plenty of space inside for passengers. It’s also a pleasure to drive, thanks to its comfortable ride and great visibility – and it has a well made interior. However, Skoda is not planning to produce a hybrid Karoq, so if you want a family SUV with a low company car tax rate, we’d recommend you take a look at the Kia Sportage.

SE Drive is fantastic if you’re on a budget. It gets 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, privacy glass, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, rear parking sensors and an 8.0in infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Every Karoq will also feature a digital instrument cluster as standard from later in 2022. If they’re anything like the pre-facelifted Karoq’s digital instruments, you’ll find that they’re no easier to read than the standard analogue dials, but they do show a good spread of extra information.

The 1.5 TSI 150 petrol is our pick of the range. It deals with heavier loads and faster open roads more ably than the 1.0 TSI thanks to a very useful 148bhp and even greater low-rev urgency. Acceleration is punchy throughout the rev range, with 0-60mph taking just under 9.0 seconds.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

521

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

138

g/km