Skoda Kodiaq | 2.0 BiTDI 239 vRS 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]


SKODA KODIAQ 2.0 BiTDI 239 vRS 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
PersonalLease
£474.95Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£395.79Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£4,274.53 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£3,562.11 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Aero rear window wiper
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Sunset privacy glass
  • Tinted windows
BRAKES
  • Electronic parking brake with hill hold control
  • Emergency rear braking signal
  • ESC (incl. ABS MSR ASR EDS HBA DSR RBS MKB)
  • Front assist includes AEB city/urban
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Red brake calipers
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Textile floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Dynamic Chassis Control including off-road function
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control
  • Drive mode selector
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Progressive power assisted steering
  • Speed limiter
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • ECO Stop/start function
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Colour multifunction trip computer
  • Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2" touch screen and integrated Wi-Fi WLAN
  • Digital voice enhancement
  • Exterior temperature indicator
  • SmartLink plus
  • Sports dials
  • Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Black door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/foldable and auto dimming door mirrors with memory function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Carbon finish dashboard and door inserts
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers
  • Bolero Radio
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD System
  • Dynamic sound booster
  • USB and SD card connectivity
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black roof rails
  • Black wheel arch surrounds
  • Black window surrounds
  • Body colour door handles
  • Dual chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Front and Rear door steps
  • Gloss black front grille
  • Invisible tailpipe
  • Metallic paint
  • Rear diffuser
  • Safety reflectors on front and rear doors
  • vRS badging on front grille and boot lid
  • vRS front and rear bumpers
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Full LED Headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights
  • Headlight washers
  • High beam assist
  • LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
  • LED rear Fog Light
  • LED rear lights
  • LED third brake light in rear spoiler
  • Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light)
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
  • Pollen filter
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 2 rails with 2 hooks including 4 hooks for net programme
  • 3 spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel with silver stitching
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • 4 lashing points on luggage floor
  • Alcantara door panels
  • Alcantara upholstery with Sports seats
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black roof headlining
  • Bottle holders in door panel in the 1.5 litre front and 1 litre rear
  • Cargo storage compartments
  • Centre console with open storage box, cup holder and 12V socket
  • Chrome headlight control button
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Coat hooks on B pillar
  • Covered storage compartment on driver side
  • Door sill panels with KODIAQ logo
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Gear shift lever with chrome frame and black gloss insert
  • Illuminated and cooled glovebox
  • Manually adjustable steering column
  • Net programme in boot (1x horizontal Net, 2x vertical Nets)
  • Overhead glasses storage compartment
  • Passenger side net compartment on centre console
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholders
  • Roll up luggage compartment cover with intermediate position
  • Small Bags on the inner sides of the front backrests
  • Small pockets on the inner side of the front backrests
  • Storage compartment in lower middle Instrument panel, illuminated with closing
  • Ticket holder on A Pillar
  • Umbrella in door panel
  • Variable boot floor
  • vRS stitching in door panels
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Removable lamp in luggage compartment
PACKS
  • LED Interior Light pack - Kodiaq Scout/Sport Line/VRS/Laurin Klement
  • Non Smokers pack
SAFETY
  • Auto door release and activation of warning lights
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Front and rear three point safety belt on all seats
  • Front side airbags
  • Fuel cut off safety device
  • Head and knee airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Safety vest holder in door
  • Seat belt reminder for all seats
  • Tailgate unlocking from outside
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Warning lights in front doors
SEATS
  • 60:40 foldable rear seat with sliding adjustment and backrest angle adjustment
  • Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function and lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • Three rear height adjustable headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior monitoring and tilt sensor with safe function
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start system (KESSY)
  • Remote central locking
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" Xtreme alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit with compressor

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 167
  • HC: 29E
  • NOx: 0.057
  • Particles: 0.001
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 81
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1968
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 95.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 44.1
  • EC Extra Urban: 48.7
  • EC Urban: 38.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: BiTDI 239 4x4
  • Coin Series: vRS
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: 140000
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 2
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 54
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 239
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 92
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 71
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 77
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 7
  • BHP: 239
  • Engine Power KW: 176
  • Engine Power RPM: 4000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 369
  • Engine Torque MKG: 51
  • Engine Torque NM: 500
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 136
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: Xtreme
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1664
  • Height (including roof rails): 1685
  • Length: 4699
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.6
  • Wheelbase: 2790
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1882
  • Width (including mirrors): 2087
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 230
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 60
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2529
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1950
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1838
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Payload: 691

Reviews

Skoda Kodiaq BREAKING NEW GROUND (69/100)

Skoda's Kodiaq is the Czech brand's first seven-seater and its first full-sized SUV. Jonathan Crouch gets behind the wheel of the 2.0 TDI 190PS version.

Ten Second Review

This Skoda Kodiaq breaks new ground for its brand and offers a well-priced, high quality alternative for buyers in search of a stylish mid-sized SUV with seven-seat versatility. Thoughtful design, a spacious cabin, efficient running costs and a range of distinctly Skoda 'Simply Clever' features are all among this model's attractions. So, will it win over buyers? Let's put this car to the test in top 2.0 TDI 190PS guise.

Background

Ever since Skoda introduced its compact Yeti Crossover model back in 2009, many have wondered what a full-sized SUV from the Czech brand might be like. Well this is it, the Kodiaq, a contender that in true Skoda style, aims to offer more for less. Need convincing? What if we told you it's styled by the guy who did the Bugatti Veyron, it's tough enough to take on proper off road trails, it can be specified to drive itself in traffic and it's the lightest and therefore the most efficient car in its class. In short, you get the idea: Skoda certainly hasn't gone at this half-heartedly. But how strong a product have they actually created? Time to find out at the wheel of this 2.0 TDI 190PS variant.

Driving Experience

Even in the modern era, big spacious seven-seat SUVs have a reputation for handling with all the dynamic finesse of a Channel ferry. As do big Skodas. It's pleasantly surprising then, to find that the Kodiaq is actually quite an agile thing by class standards, its relatively light weight and rigid chassis delivering decent body control through the turns, though you'd better appreciate that if the steering felt more responsive. Another noticeable trait lies in the way that the freshly developed four-link rear suspension set-up provides a firm-ish quality of ride that's a world away from the soft floaty springing you'd get in the Czech brand's similarly priced Superb Estate. Plus you can improve it with an optional 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping package. This works through the settings of the 'Drive Mode Select' system, a package able to alter steering feel, throttle response and gearshift timings. The 4WD set-up, standard on the 2.0 TDI 190PS variant we're trying here, is the usual Volkswagen Group on-demand set-up that cuts in when lack of traction demands it. It's a system that comes with a selectable 'Off Road' mode that focuses all the car's electronic systems for 'off piste' use. That includes the operation of the newly-developed 7-speed DSG auto gearbox that you also have to have on the 190PS diesel model. The performance of this top variant should satisfy most, 62mph from rest occupying 9.1s en route to 129mph.

Design and Build

It turns out that Skoda's sharp, clean-cut design language translates very well into the kind of purposeful premium look required of a modern full-sized SUV. The Kodiaq's just 40mm longer than the Czech brand's Octavia family hatch, yet looks far larger, with striking styling supposed to convey an impression of protection and strength. Behind the wheel, the Kodiaq design team have delivered the classiest Skoda cabin yet made. Getting comfortable is easy and in the instrument binnacle large dials flank a useful central trip computer display. Much of the information this delivers can be more graphically provided by this classy centre-dash infotainment screen, provided in 8-inch form here but offered in 6.5-inch guise with lesser trim levels. Either way, an included Smartlink' system allows you to access the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto'/'MirrorLink' systems and if you've a set-up fitted out with the Navigation/wi-fi package, you'll be able to make full use of the clever connectivity functions provided by the Czech brand's freshly developed 'Skoda Connect'app. This second row bench features all the versatility you'd want from this kind of seven-seat SUV, so the backrest reclines for greater comfort on long journeys and the base slides back and forth by up to 180mm. In the third row, you're quickly reminded that this is an SUV, not an MPV, the seats being really only suitable for children. When you're not using them, there's a decently-sized 630-litre boot, extendable to 2,005-litres with 2nd and 3rd rows folded.

Market and Model

Kodiaq pricing starts at around £22,000, but you'll need a £25,000 to £30,000 budget for the 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel engines that most buyers will want. The 2.0 TDI 190PS model we tried comes only in top-spec 'SE L' or 'Edition' trim and is priced between £3,000 and £35,500. With this engine, you have to have a 7-seat format, DSG auto transmission and 4-wheel drive. Even if you stick with 'SE L' spec, you'll get plenty of kit. That means 19-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, Skoda's 'KESSY' keyless entry system, a powered tailgate and LED technology for the headlamps and tail lamps, with LEDs additionally used in front foglamps that turn with the bends. Inside, 'SE L' variants are marked out by Alcantara-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats and a 'Drive Mode Select' system that allows you to alter throttle response, steering feel and, on DSG auto models, gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive. Plus at this level, you get a larger 8-inch 'Columbus' centre-dash touchscreen that incorporates navigation and in-car wi-fi. There's also a 'Skoda Connect' media connectivity app that allows you to access a whole range of web-based services that provide information on things like traffic congestion, fuel prices and parking availability, along with weather forecasts, online news, 'Points of Interest' services and access to Google Earth and Google Street View images.

Cost of Ownership

If you've decided on the 2.0 TDI engine, there's no real efficiency downside in choosing it in its most potent 190PS form - that's the Kodiaq we tried. Which means that the readings you get from this DSG automatic flagship variant - 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and 151g/km of CO2 - look decidedly impressive against those of comparable direct rivals like Kia's Sorento and Hyundai's Santa Fe. Fit those two Korean alternatives with an auto gearbox and you'll go around five fewer miles on every gallon and chug out around 25g/km more of CO2. We should also mention residual values, which is an area where Skoda usually performs surprisingly well. The Kodiaq is not going to upset that form, with industry experts predicting that volume 2.0 TDI diesel models should hold on to at least 50% of their original asking prices after the usual three year ownership period. Finally, while it's certainly true that other rivals better the three year 60,000 mile warranty that Skoda provides, you can extend your cover to four or five years by paying extra. Not that you really need to. The brand regularly tops independent consumer satisfaction surveys: according to real people, there are few more satisfying cars to own.

Summary

Skoda took its time in expanding its SUV line-up, but what it's delivered with this Kodiaq is a very complete product indeed. Comparably-priced rival seven-seat models simply can't compete with the quality, the practicality, the efficiency and the media connectivity on offer here. Would we buy it in this pricier 2.0 TDI 190PS guise? Probably not. For us, as for most buyers, ear-marking around £25,000 to £27,000 for a 2.0 TDI 150PS variant would make more sense. For that kind of outlay, you'd be getting a lot of car for the money. Overall, this test has confirmed our initial impressions on this Kodiaq. If you've a growing family, a sensible budget and a desire for the style of an SUV, it's a contender you can't ignore.

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