Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Capacious Kodiaq offers room all round
  • Massive boot with seats up or down
  • Relatively small footprint makes parking easy

When it comes to boot space, the Kodiaq offers much more room than similarly sized off-roader rivals. Even with seven seats in use there are 270 litres of space to play with, and five-seat versions offer an impressive 835 litres of boot space. Fold all of the seats away, in any version, and you'll have a whopping 2,065 litres of space available.

This means that the Kodiaq provides twice as much room as the Nissan X-Trail and even larger Kia Sorento with seven seats in place, while also outstripping the Land Rover Discovery Sport. As a result this Skoda is a good candidate if you plan to use all of the seats and need some room for luggage.

Handily, the boot cover also fits below the boot floor when all seats are in place - not always a given. It means you don't have to find somewhere in your home to store the load cover, or have it rattling around the boot when you need to carry taller loads.

It’s a similar story with five seats in place, with the Skoda giving you around 10% more room than competitors. The rear seats slide by a substantial 18cm, meaning that those in the middle row can have limo-like legroom or you can slide them forward to provide enough room for two adults to use the optional third row.

The rearmost seats aren’t the most spacious, but room in the third row is good for this class of car and it is possible for average-size adults to get comfortable, though they won’t want to spend hours in the back. Access to the front two rows is very good, with low door sills and long doors making getting in and out easier than most high-riding off-roaders.

There is also a deep storage tray in front of the gearlever, large doorbins front and rear and a reasonably large front armrest, which houses a tray with two cupholders in it – all of which adds to the Skoda's already imperious practicality credentials. You can also remove the tray with the cupholders, though, if you want to keep larger items to hand.

There are two gloveboxes ahead of the front passenger and the door bins for all doors can house a large drinks bottle.

You can also fit a roof rack or tow bar to give the Kodiaq even more versatility.

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Will it fit in my garage?

As a seven-seater, the Kodiaq is a large car but parking is made easier because there's a huge amount of glass and a tall driving position, so the driver can easily see around the car. 

Acoustic parking sensors on the rear bumper come as standard on all models, but only SE L versions and up get front parking sensors as well. An area-view camera is also available, boosting visibility and ease of use further.

Safety

  • Lots of standard and optional safety kit
  • Three Isofix mounts across the middle row
  • Add bullet point if not already there

The Kodiaq has scored a strong Euro NCAP five-star safety rating, which is no surprise considering the amount of standard safety equipment fitted.

Seven airbags are standard, as are stability control and Front Assist, which monitors the road in front of the car using radar and works with autonomous emergency braking to stop the car if it senses stationary pedestrians or vehicles ahead. This system only works at up to 21mph, however, limiting its usefulness in urban driving.

How many Isofix points are there?

Just three across the middle row, and none on the optional third row unlike the VW Touran MPV or the Audi Q7, which both offer mounts on all five rear seats.

There are a number of optional features including adaptive cruise control – which automatically keeps you a safe distance behind the car in front – plus lane-keeping assist, blind spot detection and cross-traffic alert. These systems keep you in your lane and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind.

Another handy feature is Trailer Assist and Manoeuvre Assist. The former takes control of the steering when reversing to guide the car and trailer in the specified direction. The latter can automatically brake the car to avoid bumping into obstacles behind the car.

Finally, the optional Crew Protect Assist closes the windows and sunroof and tensions the seat belts automatically if it senses that you’re about to crash.

WATCH: Skoda Kodiaq SUV Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Edition optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
S optional equipment
None available

Scout equipment

Scout standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Scout optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • PAS

SE Drive equipment

SE Drive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Drive optional equipment
None available

SE L equipment

SE L standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE L optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
None available

Sport Line equipment

Sport Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS

vRS equipment

vRS standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
vRS optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Skoda Kodiaq SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 77%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 54%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.