Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Kodiaq estate?
The Kodiaq is a large car that will have been used in tight spaces, such as supermarket car parks and urban rat runs, so check the front and rear of the car carefully for any scuffs or dents. Also check the alloy wheels for kerb damage. It’s worth checking the electrical operation of the powered tailgate, too, if this is fitted.
Reported problems on the Kodia so far are remarkably few. Any niggles tend to centre around non-engine electrics, with faulty sat-navs and problems with the climate control.
Second-row seat frame
Some of the nuts that hold the second-row seat frame down on examples constructed between 17-21 December 2018 could be missing. This will need to be checked over by a Skoda technician who'll replace any missing nuts for you.
Is a used Skoda Kodiaq estate reliable?
The good news is that the Kodiaq seems to be pretty reliable, especially diesel ones. These finished in 16th place, while petrols were in 18th out of 32 cars in the large SUV class in our sister title What Car?’s most recent reliability survey. Skoda as a brand finished 13th out of 32 manufacturers.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.