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Skoda Kodiaq

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Summary


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.

Key specifications


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


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Autocar

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Daily Mail

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Daily Mirror

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2017

92%

ADULT OCCUPANT

77%

CHILD OCCUPANT

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

54%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of March 2022, the Skoda Kodiaq not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Skoda Kodiaq has received

2022

  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Car for Long Distances

2020

  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large SUV

2019

  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Seven-Seater
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large SUV
  • Honest John Awards – Best SUV
  • Towcar of the Year Awards – Best Large Family Towcar

2018

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

2017

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

2016

  • Top Gear Magazine Awards – Best Car for Big Families

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Skoda KodiaqThe Skoda Kodiaq has received consistently positive reviews in the UK media, with lower-spec models generally earning higher scores than more expensive models.