Skoda Karoq review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 left static boot open
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 boot open
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 left static boot open
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 interior detail
  • Skoda Karoq 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

In entry-level form, the Skoda Karoq will set you back pretty much the same amount of money as the Kia Sportage to buy outright. That means that it can look expensive next to, say, a Nissan Qashqai, but if you compare equipment levels, it's very reasonably priced. 

Running costs, including insurance and servicing, are very much in line with the Seat Ateca, although predicted resale values suggest that the Karoq will actually lose you a little less money in depreciation over three years – although the Kia Sportage is predicted to hold on to its value even better. PCP car finance deals are usually very competitive thanks to generous deposit contributions from Skoda.

For a bit more kit, our favourite SE L trim comes with some good-to-have extras, including the very handy VarioFlex rear seats, keyless entry and start, drive mode select, plus all-round parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

With Sportline trim, you’re mainly paying for a sportier look, with its 18in wheels, panoramic roof and sports seats.

Skoda Karoq 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

The Karoq finished in the top third of the family SUV class in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. As a manufacturer, Skoda finished in 12th place out of 30 brands in the overall league table – just behind Kia in ninth, and above Seat, Peugeot and Nissan.

Overview

The 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 and great visibility – and it has a well made interior. However, Skoda is not planning to produce a hybrid Karoq, so if you want a family SUV with a low company car tax rate, we’d recommend you take a look at the Kia Sportage.

  • Good to drive
  • Excellent space and seating flexibility
  • Smart-looking and sturdy-feeling interior
  • Seat Ateca is more fun to drive
  • You can no longer specify an adjustable boot floor
  • No hybrid options
New car deals
Save up to £1,013
Target Price from £25,558
Save up to £1,013
or from £277pm
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Nearly new deals
From £22,750
Leasing deals
From £267pm