Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI SE Drive 5dr DSG [7 Seat] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
2020 Skoda Kodiaq front - 69-plate car
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  • 2020 Skoda Kodiaq front - 69-plate car
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RRP £32,520What Car? Target Price£30,463
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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This is our pick because as well as everything that comes with the SE trim, you get 19in alloy wheels, seven seats, a height-adjustable boot floor, ambient interior lighting, front-seat lumbar adjustment, sat-nav, voice activation, a rear-view camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Despite the demonisation of diesel, the 148bhp 2.0 TDI 150 does make sense from a pure performance point of you. It's gutsy enough to haul up to seven people around with little drama and pulls effortlessly from low speeds, so joining fast-moving motorways is easy. It's quite pricey relative to the 1.5 TSI 150 petrol and not as smooth under hard acceleration.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

270

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

147

g/km

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