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Skoda Kodiaq review - Practicality & boot space

“Practicality is a Skoda speciality, and the Kodiaq is the epitome of the brand’s ethos”

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4.3 out of 5

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The Skoda Kodiaq is a big car that can be had in five-seater or seven-seater guise, and it’s practical as you’d expect from the Czech brand. This is an area where Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ features come to the fore, with useful smartphone holders on the back of the front seats, pull-up sun visors in the rear, umbrellas in the doors and other handy features. 

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The passenger compartment is very spacious, with generous room up front and in the back. Even in the middle seat there’s plenty of space for a full-grown adult. Headroom is excellent thanks to the car’s upright shape, too.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

Skoda Kodiaq

4758mm

1864mm

1,678mm

Peugeot 5008

4641mm

1,844mm

1,646mm

Kia Sorento

4,815mm

1,900mm

1,700mm

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

4,728mm

1,859mm

1,686mm

Does the Skoda Kodiaq have a big boot?

The Skoda Kodiaq’s boot was always big, but this generation’s is bigger still. Five-seat models get 910 litres with all seats up, which is a 75-litre increase over the old car’s capacity. With seven seats this drops to 340 litres (70 litres more than the old seven-seater’s) which is still an impressive size comparable to that of a family hatchback. Fold down the seats and you get a cavernous 2,015 litres to play with.

There are useful aluminium storage bins in the boot, and plenty more cubby holes dotted around the car for even more space to hide things. One thing to note is that there is a bit of a lip on the boot opening, but if you need a level floor the floor can be adjusted to make it flush.

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

Skoda Kodiaq

910 litres (340 litres with seven seats)

Peugeot 5008

780 litres (167 litres with seven seats)

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

700 litres (230 litres with seven seats)

Kia Sorento

616 litres (187 litres with seven seats)

Is the Skoda Kodiaq a good tow car?

Unfortunately, if you plan to use the Kodiaq to tow, the latest second-generation model has a lower towing capacity than before. While the previous car could haul up to 2,300kg in diesel guise, the newer car with either of the diesels can only manage up to 2,000kg. Go for the mild-hybrid petrol and you can tow up to 1,800kg. While these figures have reduced, they will still allow owners to tow a large caravan.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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