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Skoda Kodiaq

Test Drive: Skoda Kodiaq

Rich Lee 26/09/2017 Deputy Editor   It’s surprising that Skoda has taken until 2017 to introduce their own seven-seater car, not to mention their first large SUV, but it’s clearly been worth the wait... The Kodiaq range includes 5-seater versions, and engine options range from a 121bhp 1.4 petrol to a serious 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel, with choices of front and four-wheel drive and manual and automatic (DSG) gearboxes. But with their larger Kodiaq, Skoda have produced an SUV that can easily stand proudly alongside other VW Group SUVS like the Tiguan and Seat Ateca, and it even steels some prestige from the perennially popular Land Rover Discovery. Despite its heftier frame, we found the Kodiaq to be remarkably agile even along the twistiest of Surrey’s roads, with minimum sway and confident control. Quiet whether at a cruise or weaving through town, driving the Kodiaq is buttery smooth while always feeling responsive. Perched in the drivers’ seat, the Kodiaq offers an ideal height to view the road from most angles and an undeniably superior elevation over...

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