Skoda Karoq 2.0 TDI SE L 4x4 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £33,115What Car? Target Price£31,360
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 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 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

588

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

154

g/km

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