The Skoda Karoq is a top-drawer family SUV, offering comfort and superb practicality for a competitive priceget the best price
Like Scout and Edition, Sportline is only available with the most powerful engines and four-wheel drive is mandatory, which makes it pricey. On top of SE L’s kit list, you get 19in wheels, sports front and rear bumpers, sports seats, metallic paint, an electric tailgate and a panoramic roof. It’s too expensive to recommend unless you’re hopelessly in love with the looks.
This punchy petrol engine isn’t much thirstier than the 1.0-litre unit but feels more than strong enough to haul the Karoq around. Not only has it got plenty of power, it’s more refined than the diesels. That said, our True MPG fuel economy figure of 36.0mpg for a car fitted with an auto 'box was a little disappointing (and worse than a Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 DSG). But unless you drive to the moon and back every year, this is still your best bet. Available as a manual or automatic.