What Car? says...
In the same way that most people don’t get their groceries from Harrods every week, not everyone is in a position to go premium when they’re buying a large SUV. That’s why the Skoda Kodiaq, with its attractive starting price, could be just the ticket for big families looking for value for money.
It's actually Skoda's first large SUV and the first model from the Czech brand to offer seven seats. The Kodiaq shares some of its underpinnings with other VW Group models, including the Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan, but it’s more of a rival to the larger Hyundai Santa Fe in terms of size at the lower end of its price scale.
You can choose the Kodiaq with front or four-wheel drive, and there’s a broad range of trim levels to choose from. If you’re tempted by the plusher, more powerful and pricier versions, you might also be considering models such as the Kia Sorento, Nissan X-Trail or even Land Rover's Discovery Sport.
Read on over the next few pages to see how the Kodiaq compares with all those rivals and which engines and trims you should consider if you're thinking of buying one. Once you’ve decided it (or one of its rivals) is the car for you, head over to our New Car Buying pages, where you’ll find a great deal with barely any effort.