Skoda Kodiaq

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How much does the Skoda Kodiaq cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Skoda Kodiaq to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Skoda Kodiaq 2.0L diesel costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does not far off 57 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Audi Q3 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Ford Kuga 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
mpg48.7 - 56.5
emissions131 - 152
tax£145.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 17 - 24

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Skoda Kodiaq: How big is the boot?

The Skoda Kodiaq has a below average boot space (441 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Skoda Kodiaq easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Suzuki Jimny.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Kodiaq is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 12m, and a length of 4697m, giving you a relatively small 103mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Skoda Kodiaq has the best performance?

The fastest Skoda Kodiaq from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 400 lbs/ft torque and 190 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q5 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Skoda Kodiaq to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
zeroTo628.6 - 10.3
torque340 - 400
bhp150 - 190

What size caravan or trailer, can the Skoda Kodiaq tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0L diesel which has 400 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2300kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.