Among the best sellers SUV, the skoda kodiaq is not included in the sub-segment that the more successful it is. And it is that it belongs to the big SUVs that touch a length of five meters, when the best sellers are the SUV compact little more than four.
Still, this cousin of the Seat Tarraco, stands out for its excellent relationship between quality and price, combined with a polyvalence commendable, a complete equipment and a extraordinary habitability on board and, as in the case of the test unit, with seats for seven occupants.
Introduced in 2016, this is the first generation upgrade, since it presents mainly aesthetic and not very deep changes. In any case, the most striking are the headlights and pilots, that following the current automotive trend, have been narrowed and stylized.
Sober interior, but very spacious
best of Kodiaq is undoubtedly your habitability. East restyling incorporates new moldings or a different design of the steering wheel. But the most striking thing is what was said: the amplitude in all its seats. In addition, they now have even the function of massage in option.
This finish is style with L&K pack, what with this engine there is no extra cost and that includes elements such as VirtualCockpit, heating in the front seats and lane departure warning. As standard, the Kodiaq has led headlights, adaptive Cruise Control, parking sensors, electric tailgate either browser.
This, along with those individual second-row seats and longitudinal sliders 17 centimeters, where there are no space problems in any dimension, set up a car very comfortable to travel. That yes, the third row (1,270 euros added) It is valid only for children and it is somewhat complicated to access due to the limited space left when the second row seats are folded down and the height of the passenger compartment with respect to the ground.
All this equipment, the space on board and the comfort of its occupants have a price, which in this case is 51,620 euros.
As is easily imagined, an SUV of this size, with a length of 4.70 meters and weighing more than 1,800 kilos, It is not very comfortable in twisty areas.
Before going into the behavior of the Skoda, under the hood there is a real exception to the trend of the electrification, and it is that this 2.0 TDI does not carry any electrical support, Therefore, the DGT label C appears on its windshield. Of course, with a power of 200 hp (it is the most powerful diesel in the range, in gasoline it reaches 245 CV) and 400 Nm of torque, it has enough force to move its almost two tons well, or something more if we load it with the family and their luggage.
And it is that his thing is the great trips by motorway or motorway, at a moderate speed and enjoying the journey thanks also to a cushioning designed for that: isolate the occupants as much as possible from the broken asphalt and not so much from turns or sudden changes of direction in which the ups and downs can transform that pleasure into the occasional dizziness. Its weight and its high center of gravity conditions its movements somewhat and, obviously, brings out its inertia if the pace is increased.
Although for the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission and its speed of reactions There would be no problem in circulating on this type of more demanding layout, since its speed and suitability in transitions would allow it without any problem, especially if it is placed on the S mode
Just like on twisty roads, the customer of this type of SUV is not one of those who is going to go off-roading with it and for this reason, here is the 4×4 traction It’s more of a security feature. slippery conditions of the surface where it is stepped on. In this case, and with this version of its 2.0 engine, this traction is inseparable from the whole. If it were the 150 hp version, it is optional, for 3,500 euros more.
Those little more than 51,000 euros may seem like a lot, but if you analyze everything it offers In return, the relationship is unbeatable. and to one big family it will look much more like it.
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