Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI SE L 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £28,610What Car? Target Price£27,085
Review

The Skoda 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 (as long as you avoid the 19in alloy wheels) and great visibility – and it has a well made interior. If you’re after something sportier then have a look at the Seat Ateca, but the Karoq is the best all-round family SUV in its price bracket.

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SE L trim gets you a great blend of useful equipment as well as some luxuries. The big news is the addition of VarioFlex seats, which add a large dose of extra versatility. You also get Alcantara upholstery, heated front seats, an 8.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, keyless entry and go, front parking sensors, LED headlights and 18in alloy wheels. It’s our favourite trim level.

This punchy petrol engine isn’t much thirstier than the 1.0 TSI 115 but feels a lot stronger. Not only has it got plenty of power, it’s more refined than the diesels. Available as a manual or automatic – it’s our pick of the lineup.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

588

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

150

g/km

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