2017 Skoda Kodiaq review: Practical, spacious, value

Introduction

Skoda has become a go-to name if you want spacious, good-value and cleverly thought-out family transport, so it’s about time that there was a seven-seat option in the range. And here it is. The Skoda Kodiaq falls firmly into the SUV bracket, with its bulky but precisely creased lines and lofty ride height, and the option of five- or seven-seats. It goes head-to-head with rivals like the Peugeot 5008Nissan X-Trail and Kia Sorento, and it promises to put up a stiff fight given that it’s brimming with Skoda’s trademark roomy usefulness, and is great value however you’re buying. There’s also a better variety of petrol and diesel engines than is offered in any rival, which should mean that there’s a model to suit everyone.

Body Style: 5 door SUV Seats: 5/7      MRP from £22,190-£36,135


Did you know? SE Tech is a fleet-focused trim line so you may find better finance deals on regular SE or the pricier SE-L versions. 

 

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Verdict 9.0 / 10

The Skoda Kodiaq is hard to fault as a family car. It’s huge, great value and feels solidly built throughout. It even has neat tricks, like umbrellas in the doors, to go a bit further on the usefulness front than merely being big. If there is any significant criticism, it’s that it could be better to drive. Ride comf...