Skoda Kodiaq variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £25,999. Borrowing £20,799 with a £5,200 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£375.42
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£34,043.12
Cost of credit
£8,044.12
Optional final payment
£10,823.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Skoda Kodiaq buying guide

What Skoda Kodiaq trim levels are there?

The Kodiaq has been available in a few different trim levels throughout its time on sale, but even the range-opening SE comes with alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless start, two-zone air conditioning and a touchscreen with smartphone connectivity.

SE Drive started as a special edition but then superseded SE. It adds a reversing camera and front parking sensors to the SE’s list of kit. Note that the third row of seats was optional on SE and SE Drive – not all are seven seaters. All other trim levels come with seven seats as standard.

Up next is SE L, with bigger wheels, sat nav, LED headlights, heated front seats, keyless entry, a powered boot opening and suede seat trim. SE L Executive is the new name for this mid-range trim level, adding leather upholstery, digital dials and upgraded headlights. Edition spec, meanwhile, builds on SE L with lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and leather seats.

SportLine is Skoda’s equivalent to Audi’s S Line and VW’s R-Line trims, meaning this Kodiaq sits on huge 20-inch wheels and gets a sharper body kit with lots of black trim. Additionally, it gets sports seats and 10-colour ambient lighting. But the sportiest Kodiaq is the hotter vRS, with more powerful engines and adaptive suspension. Really, though, unless you feel you must have a seven-seat hot hatch, the SportLine will suit you better.

Even though Skoda is the good-value brand of the VW Group, you can indulge a desire for luxury with the top-spec Laurin & Klement (L&K) model. Named after the company’s founders, this fully equipped Kodiaq features a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded sound system and leather seats with a cooling function.

Last but not least, the Kodiaq was previously available in a rugged Scout trim, which featured four-wheel drive as standard, underbody protection and an off-road driving mode.

Skoda Kodiaq interior and technology

Skoda hasn’t tried to do anything fancy or deliberately wacky inside the Kodiaq. The dashboard layout is conventional, with a touchscreen embedded in the dash above a climate control panel. Both of these features are effortless to use, so it’s easy to adjust the air-con or the radio station on the move. The touchscreen sits between shortcut keys that let you jump to the sat nav or media screen with one click. All Kodiaqs feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Skoda Kodiaq boot space and dimensions

The Kodiaq looks like a large, unwieldy car, but it’s barely any longer than the Octavia Estate at a whisker under 4.7 metres long. It’s some 20cm taller than an Octavia Estate, though, which makes it even easier to load bulky items. The seven-seat Kodiaq has a 735-litre boot when the third row of seats is folded down, or 2,005 litres when both rear rows are folded. Even with all seats in place, there’s a supermini-rivalling 270-litre boot that’ll swallow several large bags.

Skoda Kodiaq engine range explained

Skoda Kodiaq 1.5 TSI petrol

A smallish petrol engine would traditionally have no place in a large SUV, but the 150hp 1.5-litre petrol is up to the task of powering a fully loaded Kodiaq. A good choice for drivers with a shorter annual mileage or who do lots of local journeys, this petrol engine can return up to 40mpg and enables perfectly decent acceleration.

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI petrol

Higher trim levels are available with a 190hp 2.0-litre petrol engine. The sub-eight-second 0-62mph time is two seconds quicker than the 1.5 petrol, thanks to the extra power and standard-fit four-wheel drive. This engine is thirstier, returning up to 34mpg.

A 245hp 2.0-litre TSI engine is reserved for the Kodiaq vRS, which changed from diesel to petrol in the car’s midlife facelift. This isn’t much less economical than the 190hp version, but its power output reduces the 0-62mph time to a hot-hatch-baiting 6.6 seconds. It also emits an entertaining-but-fake engine noise to the outside world, which sounds for all the world like an Audi RS3.

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI diesel

Skoda’s trusty 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine is a great fit in the Kodiaq. It’ll return over 40mpg if you choose a four-wheel-drive car, and 45-50mpg if you decide that four-wheel drive isn’t necessary. The 150hp version matches the 1.5-litre petrol for acceleration – but it should feel quicker thanks to more torque – and is available with front and four-wheel drive. The 190hp, 200hp and 239hp versions of the diesel engine come with four-wheel drive as standard.

FAQs

The Skoda Kodiaq has been on sale since 2017 and it received a facelift four years later. Most cars come with seven seats and all post-facelift cars come with an automatic gearbox. There are four-wheel drive versions and a range of trim levels, all explained further up this page.

With no electrified options in the Kodiaq lineup yet, we’d recommend the 1.5-litre petrol if you’re going to be doing a lot of short journeys. For drivers with higher mileages or if you need to tow, the 2.0-litre diesel is the best option.

No, the 150hp petrol engine is front-driven only and the 150hp diesel has the option of front- or four-wheel drive. All 2.0-litre petrol cars and all 2.0-litre diesels with 190hp or more have four-wheel drive. Browse our selection of used 4x4 Kodiaqs here.

The majority of Skoda Kodiaqs have seven seats, but the third row is optional on SE and SE Drive models so not all of the cars in these trim levels have seven seats. Browse our selection of used seven-seat Kodiaqs here.

Yes, the Skoda Kodiaq is a very capable tow car. All engines can manage at least 1,800kg, but a diesel four-wheel-drive Kodiaq with an automatic gearbox and five seats can tow a caravan weighing up to 2,300kg.

There are two Isofix child-seat mounting points in the middle row of a Skoda Kodiaq, while a third set of Isofix points is available on new cars as an optional extra. As such, it’s hard to say how many Kodiaqs will have three sets of Isofix points, but there’s room to fit non-Isofix child seats in the third row as well.

If a sunroof is a priority, you’ll need to choose a Kodiaq L&K – where a panoramic sunroof is fitted as standard – or find a car that was originally specified with a sunroof as an optional extra.

All the signs point towards the Skoda Kodiaq being reliable. Its engines and parts are all widely used in other VW Group cars, so have been thoroughly tried and tested. With routine maintenance, the engines should be able to hit very high mileages – the 2.0-litre TDI engine is a favourite with taxi drivers. The Kodiaq doesn’t seem to be as affected by electrical glitches as more recent Skoda models have been.

In terms of equipment, the top-of-the-range Skoda Kodiaq is the Laurin & Klement (L&K), while the Kodiaq vRS is the fastest and most powerful model if that’s how you define range-topping.

Yes, all Kodiaqs are currently ULEZ compliant – regardless of whether you pick a petrol or diesel engine.