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Skoda KODIAQ ESTATE 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]

Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
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Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
Skoda KODIAQ 1.4 TSI 150 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG39.80
  • 0-62mph10.1 secs
  • Top Speed119 mph
  • C02163 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D33%

Review

Skoda enters the mid-sized SUV segment with this Kodiaq, a model with class-leading passenger space, plenty of luxurious touches and the option of seven seats. It can tow up to 2.5-tonnes and has the largest boot in the class too. In other words, you'd have to take this contender seriously.

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Skoda aims to shake up the family SUV sector with this spacious Kodiaq model. Jonathan Crouch and the Car & Driving team check it out.

Background

You'd certainly think there was a place for Skoda in the segment for larger family-sized SUVs. The brand's smaller Yeti model has, after all, proved hugely popular amongst buyers interested in more compact versions of this kind of car, establishing a presence in the segment that the Czech brand can now build upon by utilising the same MQB platform that Volkswagen's Tiguan and SEAT's Ateca already sit upon in this segment. The Kodiaq though, is longer and more spacious than both of those two models, even though it's still very affordably priced. Plus, unlike its Volkswagen and SEAT cousins, it offers the option of seven seats, the first time that such a thing has been available from any kind of Skoda. Add in efficient engines, lots of clever design touches and up-to-the-minute media connectivity and a strong package is in prospect.

Driving Experience

The mainstream Kodiaq engine range is built around three TDI diesel units and a further trio of TSI petrol powerplants. Most will want the 2.0-litre TDI unit, offered with either 115, 150 or 190PS, with the pokier version able to accelerate this large SUV to 62mph in 8.6s on the way to 130mph. The range of petrol engines consists of two 1.4 TSI units, plus a 2.0 TSI powerplant. The entry-level 1.4 TSI generates 125PS and 200Nm of torque, while the pokier 1.4 option manages 150PS and 250Nm of pulling power. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine develops 180PS with a decent 320Nm of torque. It'll be a rare choice though. Possibly of more interest than the engines on offer will be the freshly-developed 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox, an option to the standard 6-speed manual with some variants. An optional 'Driving Mode Select' system enables the driver to tweak throttle response, steering feel and auto gearshift timings, plus on 4x4 versions there's a 'Snow' setting that optimises things for off road use. Front wheel drive is mandatory on base petrol and diesel Kodiaqs and optional on the 1.4 TSI 150PS or 2.0 TDI 150PS derivatives. Most will want 4WD though and you have to have it on top petrol and diesel units that must also be coupled with the auto transmission.

Design and Build

The Kodiaq's styling conforms to the way you'd expect a big Skoda SUV to look, with a clear, precise and clean-cut shape marked out by a distinctive, highly recessed shoulder line. The wide, three-dimensional radiator grille is quite striking and the narrow, raked headlights look distinctive appearance. The Kodiaq is one of the biggest VW Group models to be spun off the conglomerate's MQB platform. It's around 4.7m in length and the long wheelbase and short overhangs point to a large interior. That's certainly what you get once you take a seat inside. This is a much bigger SUV than the brand's Yeti, which ample room for heads, legs and knees. The boot's huge too, large enough in fact to accommodate the optional fold-out third seating row that rival Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca SUVs can't offer. If you stick with the five-seat variant, there's a 720-litre cargo area, extendable to 2,065-litres once you fold the rear bench. If the optional folding passenger seat is chosen, this SUV can transport items up to 2.80m long. An electrically operated tailgate is available, and a Kodiaq fitted with the TDI/DSG/4x4 drivetrain can tow a trailer weighing up to 2.5-tonnes. It's all very practical.

Market and Model

Prices start from under £22,000 for a base petrol variant but if you want 4WD or almost any kind of diesel, you're going to be spending in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket. That's about the same kind of money you'd need for obvious family SUV rivals that offer a 7-seat options, cars like Kia's Sorento, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Mitsubishi's Outlander. If you've more to spend, there's a more overtly SUV-orientated 'Scout' model, priced from just over £32,000. Even on models lower in the line-up, equipment levels are quite generous. Entry-level variants get Skoda's 'Swing' infotainment system with its 6.5-inch screen. It can be supplemented with a smartphone Bluetooth connection and the 'Skoda SmartLink' set-up. 'SmartLink' supports the use of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink in the car. For connecting in your smartphone. When the customer connects their phone to the USB port, the relevant setting is shown on the infotainment display. There's also the opportunity of specifying a 'Skoda Connect' package that gives you various online services, remote access to your car via a downloadable app and a 'Care Connect' system that provides emergency assistance. As for safety, well a 'Front Assist including City Emergency Brake' system is standard, using a radar to scan the road ahead for potential accident hazards as you drive. Adaptive Cruise Control, a 'Driver Alert' system to combat fatigue and a 'Traffic Jam Assist' system are all optional.

Cost of Ownership

Family-sized SUVs used to be thirsty things, but things have had to improve a lot as this market segment has become more popular. The efficiency performance of this Kodiaq illustrates that very well. All the diesel and petrol engines on offer here feature turbocharged direct injection and fulfil EU6 emission standards. As you'd expect, all the powerplants feature a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a powerful thermo-management set-up, contributing to low consumption. As a result, the 2.0 TDI 150PS model manages 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 131g/km of CO2. The 1.4 TSI 125PS variant manages 47.1mpg and 140g/km. The 1.4 TSI 150PS petrol unit uses the VW Group's 'ACT' (or 'Active Cylinder Technology') system that shuts down the second and third cylinders when the load and engine speed are low. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine can't match that kind of cleverness, but it does feature a new combustion process for high efficiency. All the usual measures are in place to improve frugality, including an 'Eco' mode on the new 7-speed auto gearbox that allows the Kodiaq to coast at speeds above 12mph when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator. The all-wheel drive set-up is optimised for efficiency too, using a control system that when in overrun or at low load, directs drive via the front axle, which saves fuel.

Summary

Skoda has taken its time in bringing us a larger family-sized SUV but what's been delivered with this Kodiaq looks to be a very complete package. We think the 7-seat option is going to be popular and that most customers will choose to specify this car in a version that gives them 4WD. You'd certainly have to be quite addicted to badge snobbery to choose a pricier Volkswagen Tiguan over this Czech contender, the Tiguan after all using exactly the same engineering, offering less interior space and able to seat only five. Otherwise, all the things that have made Skoda's smaller Yeti SUV/Crossover model so appealing also apply here. You get 'Simply Clever' design features, decent levels of efficiency and a car built to stand the test of time. We think the Kodiaq is going to be a familiar sight on our roads.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control
Rear parking sensor
Bluetooth system
Colour maxi dot trip computer
Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2" touch screen and integrated Wi-Fi
Digital voice enhancement
Drive mode selector
Exterior temperature gauge
SmartLink plus
Speed limiter
Entertainment
8 speakers
Bolero Radio
DAB Digital radio
DVD System
SD card slot
USB connection
Exterior Features
LED rear lights
Metallic paint
Adaptive front lighting system
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Auto dimming door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
Black door mirrors
Black roof rails
Black window surrounds
Body colour bumpers
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Door mirror memory
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Front and Rear door steps
Headlight washers
Heated rear window
High gloss black grille with chrome inserts
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
LED Headlights
Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light)
Rain and light sensors
Rear diffuser
Rear wiper
Sunset privacy glass
Tinted windows
Interior Features
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory and lumbar support
Heated front seats
Variable boot floor
12V power point in luggage area
12V socket in centre console
3 rear height adjustable headrests
4 lashing points on luggage floor
60/40 split fold rear seat back
Alcantara door panels
Alcantara upholstery
Aluminium pedals
Boot storage compartments
Centre console with storage/cupholders
Chrome gear shift lever
Chrome inner door handles
Driver's glovebox with lid
Driver's storage box
Folding grab handles with rear coat hooks
Front and rear bottle holders
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front floor mats
Front/rear courtesy lights
Front/rear reading lights
Height adjustable front seats
Height/tilt adjustable front headrests
Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartment
Isofix system on outer rear seats
LED ambient lighting
LED footwell lights
Luggage compartment cover
Luggage nets in boot
Manually adjustable steering column
Passenger side net compartment on centre console
Pollen filter
Rear centre armrest with cupholders
Removable LED light in boot
Sports seats
Sunglasses storage
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Ticket holder
Packs
Non Smokers pack
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
20" Vega Anthracite alloy wheels
Safety
3 point front/outer rear seatbelts+pre-tensioners
ABS + EDL + ASR + MSR + ESC
Driver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electromechanical parking brake
Front assist including city emergency braking
Front side airbags
Fuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Head airbags
Hill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning
Two tone horn
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm with interior monitoring and tilt sensor
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Immobiliser
Keyless entry and keyless start
Remote central locking
Trim
Carbon dash trim
Door finishers in carbon
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 163
NOx 0.038
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1395
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 80
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 39.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 44.8
EC Urban (mpg) 33.2
General
Badge Engine CC 1.4
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TSI 150 4x4
Coin Series Sport Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 17E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 77
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 54
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 140000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.1
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
Engine Torque - MKG 25.5
Engine Torque - NM 250
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 119
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear 235/45 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style Vega Anthracite
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1655
Height (including roof rails) 1676
Length 4697
Wheelbase 2791
Width 1882
Width (including mirrors) 2087
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 2388
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 2005
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 270
Max. Loading Weight 790
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1598
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.6

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £464.99 p/m £11.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £498.99 p/m £56.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £530.99 p/m £96.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £398.99 p/m £28.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £427.99 p/m £71.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £462.99 p/m £105.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £353.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £382.99 p/m £83.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £410.99 p/m £117.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £556.99 p/m £13.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £598.99 p/m £67.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £636.99 p/m £115.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £478.99 p/m £33.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £513.99 p/m £86.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £554.99 p/m £126.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £424.99 p/m £44.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £458.99 p/m £100.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £492.99 p/m £140.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £100+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Adaptive cruise control £305.00
Digital instrument cluster £450.00
Fatigue detection system £50.00
Front and rear parking sensors £360.00
Lane change assist and blind spot monitor £910.00
Media Command £90.00
Park assist steering with front/rear parking sensors £670.00
Personalisation of drive mode selection £45.00
Rear view camera with full LED rear lights £385.00
Travel assist with traffic sign recognition £90.00
Entertainment
Canton sound system £405.00
Exterior Features
Electric folding towbar £860.00
Exclusive paint £325.00
Heated windscreen + washer jets £340.00
High beam assist £205.00
Panoramic sunroof £1,165.00
Pearlescent paint FOC
Special paint finish FOC
Towbar preparation £190.00
Interior Features
3 spoke heated sports leather multifunction steering wheel £155.00
3 spoke heated sports leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift £250.00
3 zone climate control £305.00
Electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support and memory settings £450.00
Heated front and rear seats £205.00
Isofix attachment on front seat £45.00
Net partition £155.00
Rear roller blind £205.00
Split folding rear backrest £95.00
Virtual pedal for boot opening £185.00
Packs
Area view camera pack - Kodiaq £2,155.00
Area view camera pack with trailer assist - Kodiaq £3,080.00
Area view camera pack with trailer assist and park assist - Kodiaq £3,750.00
Assistant package 1 - Kodiaq £1,260.00
Children's pack - Kodiaq £180.00
Rough Road pack - Kodiaq £300.00
Sleep pack - Kodiaq £325.00
Smokers pack £35.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £325.00
Metallic - Brilliant silver FOC
Metallic - Business grey FOC
Metallic - Moon white FOC
Metallic - Quartz grey FOC
Pearl - Black magic FOC
Special paint - Meteor grey FOC
Safety
Crew protection assist and rear side airbags £500.00
Technical
Dynamic chassis control £990.00
Trim
Alcantara - Black FOC
Wheels
Space saver spare wheel £110.00
* option prices shown are estimated