Skoda Kodiaq

A large SUV? At least the Kodiaq offers plenty of space. The e-age has not yet dawned for it, but the model seems to be technically reliable. And slightly overweight.

Typical Skoda. The brand often advertises with a lot of space in their cars. But the Kodiaq is still one on top: In the back seat there is space like in a state car.

The trunk of the facelift year holds over 800 liters – without the rear seat being folded down. And in the main inspection (HU) there is hardly anything to complain about. At best, the vehicle weight gives the Czech model a shortcoming.

  • Model history: Production started in 2016, and in spring 2017 the Kodiaq, which is technically closely related to the VW Tiguan II, came to dealerships – as the first large SUV from Skoda.

In the summer of 2021, the facelift year took off: with a refreshed design inside and out and some more powerful engines. A new model generation is to be presented before the end of 2023.

  • Variants: The Kodiaq is also available as a Scout with stylistic off-road accents and as a sportier RS ​​model – both with all-wheel drive. A bench that can be lowered into the trunk makes it an optional seven-seater. The vision of an SUV coupe presented in 2017 has not yet made it into series production.
  • Dimensions (according to ADAC): 4.70 m to 4.71 mx 1.88 mx 1.66 m to 1.69 m (LxWxH), trunk volume: 650 l (Facelift 21: from 835 l) to 2065 l (RS model up to 1960 l).
  • Strengthen: Thanks to the space available and the high level of ride comfort, the Kodiaq can be a very travel-friendly car for families, but as an RS model it can also push the tube.

The Auto Bild Tüv Report 2023 draws a positive balance when it comes to HU. Springs and dampers, drive shafts and the steering system appear to be almost flawless in the mandatory appointments that have been completed. The light, the exhaust system and the brake lines and hoses are also very good.

  • Weaknesses: However, the Kodiaq drives up to the HU more often than average with dilapidated brake discs, which the TÜV report attributes to the high vehicle weight. During the first mandatory check, the axle suspensions are often complained about. Loss of oil from the engine and transmission does happen – but rarely.
  • breakdown behavior: In the ADAC breakdown statistics, all vintages of the SUV have so far landed in good places. According to the ADAC, breakdown areas have not crystallized.
  • Engines: Gasoline (four-cylinder, front and all-wheel drive): 92 kW/125 hp to 180 kW/245 hp; Diesel (four-cylinder, front and all-wheel drive): 110 kW/150 hp to 176 kW/240 hp
  • market prices (according to DAT market mirror of Deutsche Automobil Treuhand with statistically expected kilometers):

– Kodiaq 1.4 TSI Active (2016); 92 kW/125 hp (four-cylinder); 94,000 kilometers; 16,000 euros.

– Kodiaq 2.0 TSI Scout 4×4 OPF (2020); 132 kW/179 hp (four-cylinder); 43,000 kilometers; 34,000 euros

– Kodiaq 2.0 Bi-TDI RS 4×4 (2018); 176 kW/239 hp (four-cylinder); 83,000 kilometers; 32,900 euros.

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