Skoda Karoq 2.0 TDI SE 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,815What Car? Target Price£25,386
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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There’s no bargain-basement version of the Karoq, so the range starts with well-equipped SE trim. You get 17in alloy wheels, adjustable lumbar support, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, electric front and rear windows, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

This 2.0-litre diesel combines strong performance with decent fuel economy, especially if you avoid four-wheel drive. Just remember that it’s a fair bit more expensive than our favourite 1.5-litre petrol engine, so you’ll have to do plenty of miles to recoup the cost. Available as a manual or automatic, and you can also have it with four-wheel drive.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

58.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

521

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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