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Skoda Kodiaq review

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Skoda Kodiaq
24 Jul 2017 11:18 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:32

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There are plenty of luxury seven-seat SUVs to choose from if you've got deep pockets, but what if you're looking for something more reasonably priced? Well, the Skoda Kodiaq should definitely be on your shortlist; its attractive starting price could be just the ticket for big families looking for value for money.

It's actually Skoda's first-ever seven-seat car and its first large SUV. The Kodiaq shares some of its underpinnings with other Volkswagen Group SUVs, including the Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan, but it’s more of a rival to the larger Nissan X-Trail in terms of size at the lower end of its price scale. If you’re tempted by the plusher, more powerful and pricier versions, you might also be considering models such as the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe or even Land Rover's Discovery Sport.

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Read on over the next few pages to see how the Kodiaq compares with all those rivals and which engines and trims you should consider if you're thinking of buying one. Once you’ve decided it (or one of its rivals) is the car for you, head over to our new car deals, where you’ll find the best prices going.

 

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There are 8 trims available for the Kodiaq Estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Laurin + Klement
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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S
Entry-level S trim is rather basic, although you do get most of the essentials, including air conditioning and keyless start. You can only have five seats, though...View trim
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Edition
Range-topping Edition trim is too pricey to recommend, even though it comes stacked with luxuries, including leather seats, metallic paint and even wireless phone charging...View trim
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£29,176
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SE Technology
If you’re a company car driver, then this is the trim to go for. It’s based on SE trim and costs the same but comes with lots more luxuries. The catch? This trim makes little sense if you’re buying...View trim
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£27,406
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Sport Line
You get all the SE L goodies, plus 20in alloy wheels, metallic paint, sportier front and rear bumpers, power-folding door mirrors, Alcantara-trimmed sports seats, carbon finish on the dashboard and...View trim
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£31,054
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Scout
Scout is the more rugged offering for those who venture off road, with restyled bumpers, an engine guard and underbody stone guard. You also get everything SE L has, plus a few trim changes includi...View trim
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£30,901
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SE L
SE L trim is well worth a look. It’s the cheapest trim that comes with sat-nav as standard and you get plenty of creature comforts, including 19in alloy wheels, heated front seats, adaptive LED hea...View trim
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OUR PICK
SE
SE trim is our pick. It’s significantly cheaper than SE L and still gets 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass, an excellent 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, rear parkin...View trim
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