Skoda Kodiaq 1.5 TSI SE 5dr DSG Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
2020 Skoda Kodiaq front - 69-plate car
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RRP £28,110What Car? Target Price£26,159
Review

The Skoda Kodiaq is one of life's great all rounders. It offers good amounts of space for up to seven people, a plush interior, strong engines, decent comfort and it's not too pricey. So we'd definitely recommend you add the Kodiaq to your shopping list but, if you're looking for value for money and can live with five seats, try instead the superbly equipped Mazda CX-5 or cheaper Citroën C5 Aircross. Or, if you want even more practicality and one of the best SUVs on sale, then you must check out the superb Peugeot 5008.

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SE trim is worth considering if you can live with five seats. It comes with 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, a very good 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system (featuring Bluetooth, a DAB radio, Apple Carplay/ Android Auto), dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and cruise control. You might want to think about some extras, including metallic paint, adjustable lumbar support and a rear-view camera.

Looking at the bigger picture we think the 148bhp 1.5 TSI 150 petrol makes the most sense. True, it lacks the low to mid-range gutsiness of the diesel, but that's only really a problem when the car's filled to the gunwales with people and luggage. On those occasions you will need to rev it harder, but the rest of the time it's absolutely fine, with more poke than a Peugeot 5008 1.2 Puretech 130 (0-62mph takes 9.8sec for the five-seater and 9.9sec for the seven-seater). It's so much cheaper than the diesels whether you're a private cash buyer or a company car user.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

835

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

164

g/km

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