This is a large SUV, so you’re unlikely to have any issues with feeling cramped – even if you’re a basketball player. Head room is copious and the front seats slide back a long way to accommodate anyone long in the legs, although the Kodiaq’s interior isn’t as broad as some of its rivals, including the Kia Sorento.
Meanwhile, the door pockets are big enough to swallow a large bottle of water. There’s further storage under the front armrest and in front of the gear lever, although this space is specifically designed to stow your mobile phone if you’ve chosen a version with wireless phone charging.
An optional Convenience pack adds storage draws under the driver and front passenger seats.
Skoda Kodiaq rear space
The cheaper Kodiaqs have five seats as standard – with an extra two available as an option – but the best-selling SE L and Edition trims are available only as seven-seaters.
In these versions, the middle row of seats slides back and forth, so how much leg room you’ll have really depends where you set your seat and how tall the person sitting in front of you is. Either way, you won’t have quite as much space as you will in the rival Kia Sorento, which is also wider, so can more easily accommodate three people sitting side-by-side. The Kodiaq is still seriously accommodating for four adults, though.
The Kodiaq’s third row of seats (if fitted) isn’t as roomy as those in a Sorento, either. Small kids will be perfectly comfortable sitting back there, but teenagers and adults will have to cower to keep their heads from brushing the rooflining. Leg room is reasonable as long those sitting in the middle row don’t slide their seats too far back.
Skoda Kodiaq seating flexibility
As we’ve already discussed, the middle row of seats in the Skoda Kodiaq slides back or forth, but you can also adjust the angle of the backrests – handy when one of your rear passengers fancies an impromptu snooze.
All models get 60/40 split-folding rear seats, whereas some rivals offer a more convenient 40/20/40 arrangement. Pay a bit extra and you can drop the rear seats simply by pulling handles mounted in the walls of the boot.
The third row of seats (if fitted) stow away into the floor when they aren’t required, and are reasonably simply to erect again. It’s worth noting that only the middle row of seats have Isofix mounts, although you can add this handy feature to the front passenger seat for a small premium.
Skoda Kodiaq boot space
Five-seat versions (and seven-seat versions with the rearmost seats stowed away into the floor) have an enormous boot. True, a Kia Sorento’s is even longer and wider, but the margins are small and the Kodiaq will easily cope with a family of five’s clobber.
The floor of the boot is pretty much flat as long as you’ve got the variable boot floor fitted, which comes as standard on SE L and Edition trims but costs extra on cheaper models.
With bums on all seven seats, the Kodiaq’s boot shrinks considerably, although there’s still space for a quick trip to the supermarket or a couple of small suitcases. The tonneau cover pulls across the whole boot area when the Kodiaq is in five-seat mode, and the cover cleverly slots away under the boot floor when all seven seats are in place.