Skoda Karoq review

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Skoda Karoq 2019 front cornering shot
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With more and more car manufacturers favouring naming their cars with the same first letters in order to group them into a family, identifying which one is which can get a bit confusing.

Here we have the Skoda Karoq, which sits in between the smaller Kamiq and larger Kodiaq, placing it in the Family SUV category and and making it Skoda's answer to the Nissan QashqaiVolkswagen Tiguan or Seat Ateca.

Externally, it looks every inch the modern Skoda, but under the skin is a platform that's shared with the Ateca and Tiguan – both of which are made by brands that are part of the same VW Group.

However, to make sure the Karoq doesn’t tread on any toes, it’s slightly smaller than the Tiguan and is set up to be less sporty and more comfortable than the Ateca, giving its own unique – and highly impressive – identity.

There is a choice of petrol and diesel engines in the range, and you can choose between front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. That's more than enough choice for most car shoppers. 

There's also the Scout trim level for those who want a more rugged off-road look, and the Sportsline for those who want a Karoq with an altogether sporty leaning.

So, which Karoq is for you? Read on for our in-depth impressions, and whatever new car ticks your boxes, don’t forget to head to our New Car Buying page for the cheapest, hassle-free deals.

Skoda Karoq 2019 right front interior
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