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Skoda Kodiaq

(2017 - present)

The Skoda Kodiaq is a large seven-seat SUV that shares many of its mechanical components with other Skoda models and different vehicles within the Volkswagen Group family.

The Kodiaq was launched in 2017, and was subsequently joined by a more off-road model called the Scout, a sportier model called Sportline and a more luxurious version called L&K. A high-performance vRS model joined the range in early 2019.

The Skoda Kodiaq has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media since it was launched. Lower-spec models have generally earned higher scores than the more expensive models. It has been particularly praised for its spacious cabin and value for money, although the driving dynamics are not necessarily as involving as some rival vehicles.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the petrol-engined versions of the Skoda Kodiaq ranked equal 44th. Diesel versions didn’t make the top 50.

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Body style: Large SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £25,775 on-road

Launched: Winter 2016/17
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express




Car Keys






Daily Mail


Daily Mirror




Green Car Guide


Honest John




The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2017









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Skoda Kodiaq has not yet been tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Skoda Kodiaq has received


  • Honest John Awards – SUV of the Year
  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Seven-Seater
  • Towcar of the Year Awards – Best Large Family Towcar


  • Auto Express Awards – Large SUV of the Year
  • Honest John Awards – Car of the Year
  • 4×4 of the Year Awards – Best Medium SUV
  • DieselCar Top 50 Awards – Best Large SUV


  • Auto Express Awards – Large SUV of the Year
  • Top Gear Magazine Awards – Best Family SUV
  • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Best Tow Car
  • DieselCar Top 50 Awards – Best Large SUV
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Seven-Seater
  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV


  • Top Gear Magazine Awards – Best Car for Big Families

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