Spacious, versatile, comfortable on long trips and perfect for families: here is the Skoda Kodiaq 2018 Price, spec sheet, size and much more in our road test.
Skoda Kodiaq presents itself with an imposing bodywork with dimensions that insert it in the C segment of the Sport Utility (the medium size one). With this model, the VW property brand has made its first entry into the currently most profitable sector, with the main purpose of relaunching the brand and attracting more clientele. Key features of the Skoda Kodiaq 2018 are first and foremost the big space on board, but also the typically Skoda design and some of the best technologies available on the market.
The platform is the same MQB that gave birth to the latest generation of Volkswagen Tiguan and Seat Ateca, with respect to which it offers on request a third row of seats that can also be used by adults. But let’s now find out how she behaved during our road test.
Skoda Kodiaq 2018 Redesign, Stylish
2018 Skoda Kodiaq presents itself with an imposing line, impression derived from the angular lines that characterize above all the frontal but also the lateral view. Starting from the front, we find original and captivating optical groups divided on two levels. The calender, typically Skoda, is well connected to the light central camber of the bonnet. Not too elaborate the design of the lower part of the bumper shield.
The side is marked by the already mentioned rib, three quarters creates a pleasant contrast on the bodywork. Quite classic The style of the latter, with horizontally developed led optical groups reminiscent of those of the Superb sister. To complete the whole there is no shortage of modern alloy wheels, available from both 18 and 19 inches in diameter.
In the (long) List of options are excellent parking sensors, scattered also on the sides of the bumpers, and 4 cameras to recreate a view of 360 ° of the car and remove the most challenging maneuvers.
At a glance it might seem like a model of another Volkswagen group home, but the Skoda touch is seen in some find that perfectly interpret the “Simply Clever Solution”. Among these are the useful retractable profiles that protect the edge of the doors from possible inappropriate (solution already seen on some Fords).
Skoda Kodiaq 2018 Dimensions & Trunk capacity
Peeking at the technical data of Skoda Kodiaq is confirmed the impression of magnitude of the car. Kodiaq measures 4 meters and 70 in length, 1 metre and 88 in width and finally 1 metre and 66 in height. The wheelbase of 2 meters and 80 guarantees space even for 7 occupants.
The trunk is one of the largest in the category, with a capacity with five seats of 720 litres, up to a maximum of 2,065 liters, overturning the backs of the second row. With the third row in use, the capacity is reduced to 270 litres. We appreciated the possibility of tipping the front passenger seat as well, convenient for loading objects up to 2 meters and 90 centimeters long. The cockpit of the Skoda SUV is definitely versatile and does not fear moving.
Skoda Kodiaq 2018 Interior
Seated inside, we find a simple design without frills. Sign of being driving a car voted primarily for functionality rather than the “wow” effect. Feeling common to the other models of the Czech manufacturer. It does not mean that there is little care in the assembly, indeed. The finishes will not be among the most valuable, but you do not hear plastic noise and the whole is pleasing to the eye (to the touch a little ‘ less in the lower part of the dashboard and the central tunnel).
Nice screen 8 ″ touchscreen inserted in the center of the console, through which you can control the many functions of the modern infotainment system. Among the many we also find the Wi-Fi hotspot and the Connections Apple CarPlay and Android car. The Skoda Kodiaq 2018 is a perfect family car and the reconfirmation has been discovering the numerous and spacious storage spaces. In front of the front passenger we find two practical drawers, other empty-pockets are present on the central tunnel.
Really much space on board, especially for the occupants of the second row, the third row can also accommodate adults but during long trips the latter may not be at ease.
Interesting the adoption of an audio amplifier to transmit the voice of passengers front to those seated deeper: you can speak comfortably even at highways without raising the tone of the voice. The Clever Solutions Touch is also found in the holes inside the front doors equipped with umbrellas, in the light of the removable trunk and usable as a torch and in the ice placed behind the fuel door.
Skoda Kodiaq 2018 Features Update
Four Trims available in the list for the Skoda Kodiaq: Active, Ambition, Excecutive, Style.
Starting with the Active base, we find standard airbag driver knees, deactivated passenger airbag, Overhead airbags, ISOFIX attachments, alloy wheels, uphill backwards control, cruise control, fog lamps, automatic emergency braking at Low speeds, radio aux/USB/Bluetooth, height-adjustable front seats, split back seat and sliding.
The Ambition installation adds the Bizone air conditioner, the Smartlink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android car, the rear parking sensors and the driver fatigue detection.
Going up level we find the Executive, characterized by the metallic colours for the standard bodywork, Amudsen satellite Navigator and OFFROAD function for the whole traction system.
The top-of-the-range Style adds 19-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, full LED headlights, led ambient lighting and keyless.
The time has come to get at the wheel of the Skoda Kodiaq 2018 and start the road test. Entering the car we are facing an ordered plank with wave. There are many objects present, stands in the middle of the 8-inch touch screen. There are still many physical keys, such as the volume of the radio and the temperature of the air conditioner. The materials of the interiors are of excellent quality, so many Simply Clever systems: From the protection of the doors, to torches in the trunk, to practical umbrella stands in the doors. Let’s turn on the engine and start.
Our car is equipped with the 2.0 Tdi 150 HP DSG, with five seats and a huge boot. An engine rich in torque even at low rpm, which gives the best of if also thanks to the DSG gearbox with quick couplings. It is a thruster that has great panache, but it makes you feel a little too much in acceleration. However, the comfort of the ride is remarkable, the Kodiaq proves an excellent traveler: it is out of town that you appreciate the best the Czech SUV, while in the urban routes pays its imposing dimensions. Very safe among the hairpin bends, even if it is not sporty it gives a good driving pleasure to the steering wheel. A brilliant, spacious, comfortable car. The only real flaw is the low-sensitive steering, with too wide a steering radius. In the city you make the 13 km with a liter, on the highway we arrive at 14.5 km. Looking at the price list and the quality of the car, Skoda Kodiaq is an excellent product, from the safe success also in Italy.
Skoda Kodiaq 2018 price
- Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 125 Horsepower Active 24,250 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 125 Horsepower Ambition 26,650 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 125 Horsepower Executive 28,050 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 125 Horsepower Style 30,000 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Active DSG 30,250 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Ambition DSG 32,650 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Executive DSG 34,050 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Style DSG 36,000 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Active 4×4 30,450 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Ambition 4×4 32,850 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Executive 4×4 34,250 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 Horsepower Style 4×4 36,200 Euro
- Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 190 Horsepower Style DSG 4×4 39,950 Euro