What used Skoda Karoq estate will I get for my budget?
Prices for a used Karoq start at just below £15,000, this for a 2018 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Up the budget to between £16,000 and £18,000 and you'll find plenty of 2018 cars and some 2019 version too. Spend around £19,000 to £21,000 on 2020 and nearly new Karoqs.
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Karoq estate?
Not too much if you stick with the smaller petrol and mid-range diesel versions. The 1.0-litre petrol has a WLTP figure of 43.5mpg, while the more powerful 1.5-litre petrol is only slightly down on this at 41.5mpg thanks to cylinder-deactivation technology that cuts fuel consumption at a cruise. The 2.0-litre petrol is by far the thirstiest version of Karoq at 33.2mpg.
Strangely, the smallest 1.6-litre diesel isn't the most fuel efficient engine available at 49.6mpg, because the 148bhp 2.0-litre is slightly better at 50.4mpg. This drops to 41.5mpg if you go for the range-topping 187bhp version with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.
All Karoqs will fall under the current road tax system introduced 1 April 2017, but you're unlikely find a Karoq that cost over £40,000 when new, so you'll only have to pay the basic flat rate fee. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Servicing costs should be cheap, and once your Karoq hits three years old, you should be able to take advantage of Skoda’s good-value fixed-price servicing scheme at its dealerships.
One tip is to look out for a Karoq that had Skoda’s optional extended warranty added by its first owner. This adds an extra two years to the standard three-year warranty, so it’s really worth having – although if you haven’t got it, don’t forget you can always extend the warranty yourself in the normal way when it comes to an end.
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