The entry-level S trim model is only available as a five-seater, but upgrade to SE trim and you'll have the choice of five or seven seats. Meanwhile, range-topping SE L and Edition models have seven seats as standard.
The second row of seats slides back and forth, so how much leg room there is 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.