Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.4 - 8.4 mpp
Diesel engines 6.9 - 9.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 30.1 - 39.2 mpg
Diesel engines 34.0 - 47.9 mpg
  • Much cheaper than some rivals
  • Strong residuals mean cheap finance
  • Good fuel economy from 2WD diesels

The Kodiaq is likely to prove good value to run compared with other off-roaders. List prices often undercut seven-seater rivals, and residual values are strong – which helps keep finance costs down.

While the Skoda is not the cheapest car in this class in terms of PCP monthly payments, thanks to high APR charges and the lack of any deposit contribution discount at launch, the Kodiaq is still affordable for those who don't want to buy it outright.

High predicted residuals also mean that, should you buy the car at the end of the PCP deal, it’ll still be worth a lot when you come to sell it on; this reduces the overall amount you’ll have spent on the car.

Claimed fuel economy is reasonable, too, varying from 30.1-32.1mpg for the most powerful 2.0-litre petrol with four-wheel drive, rising to 42.2-47.9mpg in the case of the automatic two-wheel drive 150hp diesel in SE trim with five seats.

Skoda service and maintenance costs are normally competitive, meaning that overall bills for the Kodiaq should stay low.

The AdBlue tank capacity on diesel engines is 20-litres.

Green credentials

Emissions for the Kodiaq start at 154-175g/km for the 2.0-litre TDI 150 with the DSG automatic gearbox and rises up to 209-217g/km for the highest-performing vRS, putting it on a par with many a rival and helping keep company car tax bills down. The Skoda also compares favourably with alternatives when economy is taken into account.

Reliability

  • Skoda has a good reliability reputation
  • Engines and tech used across VW group
  • No recalls for the Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda has a good reputation for reliability and shares engines that are widely used across Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT models, meaning parts should be easily sourced. There have been three safety recalls in 2019, relating to the driver's airbag not inflating quickly enough, missing fixing nuts in the second row seating frame and the engine providing too little torque at low engine speeds. Check this has been rectified in the cars history before you buy a used model.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £475
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 12 - 29
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