Seat and Volkswagen Tiguan after Ateca, the following SUV Volkswagen Group under the MQB modular platform It is coming to market this stunning Skoda Kodiaq, showing great elasticity of this architecture. Of the 4.36 meters long and 2.64m battle ATECA now offers 34 and 15 cm more, respectively. By dimensions, the new Kodiaq (which takes its name from a giant brown bears living in the islands of the southern coast of Alaska and the island of the same name) stands straddling the SUV segment C and D, with clear rivals Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento or Land Rover Discovery Sport, but especially with Mitsubishi Outlander Nissan X-Trail.
Therefore, and for its many possibilities charging, the range of the new Skoda Kodiaq starts with relatively powerful engines, and diesel with the 2.0 TDI 150 hp gasoline does -in a 1.4 TSI 125 hp 4x2- which can be selected with 6-speed manual transmission or automatic DSG, traction or full and 5 or 7 seats. In our case we started thoroughly tested and 150 hp 2.0 TDI, DSG and 4x4.
Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI 4x4: interior
Nothing more access interior of the new Skoda Kodiaq surprised both the ample space available and, above all, high quality materials. Abound fluffy surfaces, even more than in a VW Tiguan, but we also find hard plastic. Your dashboard displays a sophisticated 8-inch central display with standard browser with a large glass area with touch buttons on the sides and only two physicists. It provides a technological touch, but off is very noticeable on the surface traces left by fingers.
The Skoda connectivity Kodiaq is very great: you can have wi-fi, phone charger induction... and, of course, it is compatible with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Functionally it offers lots of holes to make scattered throughout the interior objects. -the double glove top unlit or refrigerar-, the center console lid, the large space under the adjustable and comfortable center armrest or the doors to prevent ruidos- -forrados are just a sample. To this should be added the original solutions Simply Clever usual in recent Skoda, with up to 30 intelligent proposals.
The ergonomics behind the wheel of Skoda is also very good Kodiaq, with multiple regulations to allow faster with better posture. All controls are very handy and are super comfortable seats with excellent electric lumbar adjustment in four ways. Back stands out for its ample space in all dimensions, although no measurement is of record. Access is very comfortable for the generous dimensions of its doors, with a wide sidewalk and 143 centimeters wide that allow host to some relief to three adults, although the central plaza has a stronger fluffy, is slightly elevated and has a bulky transmission tunnel. It can Regular longitudinally in a wide range to play with the legroom between the 2nd and 3rd rows or increase the boot capacity. The squares of the 3rd row are only suitable for children, for adults there is little room for if legs are left something also for the 2nd, as the maximum on the 3rd is 70- while the knees are at an excessively high level . In addition, access needs to be agile.
|SPACE||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI / 150 4X4 DSG|
|front width||147 cm|
|rear width||143 cm|
|front height||94-100 cm|
|rear height||94 cm|
|Trunk||540-730 (5), 220 (7) liters|
Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI 4x4: trunk
He trunk is one of the jewels of the new Skoda Kodiaq. None of his rivals passed 180 liter 7 working places, while no other SUV that five can reach 730 liters like this: the VW Tiguan is the closest, with 690. It is true that in both, with a minimum legroom occupant 2.line but with 18 cm length adjustment of the bench have one ample room for, in each case, meet our needs. Your apartment is at the height of the loading mouth, making it easier to introduce heavy loads, with a receptacle beneath it to keep the curtain when we have the 7 seats enabled and others to leave triangles, nets, gloves ... And, surprise! An emergency spare wheel. And everything is here exploited space.
Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI 4x4: engine behavior and
Simply walk a few meters to guess where Skoda He has special interest in the development of its Kodiaq: To offer a high level of comfort with a great ride quality. At all times it feels very well insulated, with a very low decibel level and a large footprint. found the 2.0 TDI 150 hp something more refined than other models Volkswagen group. Yes, their sound both Diesel idling and low speeds is always present.
East Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI 150 hp 4x4 It feels very soft and barely transmits vibrations. His response is very progressive, with a very linear power delivery, but after the adaptation to the Euro 6 legislation has lost emotion, so it seems to run less than what actually does as certify our figures. It is the slowest of his rivals, but it is among the lowest acceleration and recovery. As to consumption without being elevated their own, if they are somewhat higher than other SUV compact, though not that of the largest of 7 seats. On the road, for example, the VW Tiguan equivalent cut him three tenths of a liter.
|CONSUMPTION||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI / 150 4X4 DSG|
|Consumption city||7.0 l / 100 km|
|Consumption Highway||6.2 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||6.5 l / 100 km|
And it is that this unity of our Skoda Kodiaq, with Automatic DSG AWD and butt -lleva stationary heating equipment from a well resolved towbar electric- drive on our scale has thrown no less than 1.9 tons. A weight that seems to us somewhat excessive to its 150 hp. True, it may be enough for most, but who pretend or think highly dynamic load exploit their potential assiduously we recommend, for additional € 1,450, 190 hp version higher.
He 7-speed DSG bathed in oil, not dry as that used for engines to 25.5 mkg torque stands out as the best known of 6 quickly and smoothly. Aspects that is superb. But in sporty driving or overtaking is not convincing logic of action with this 2.0 TDI 150 hp, which leads to its use in manual mode, which itself is completely satisfactory. Although its official maximum power reaches 3,500-4,000 rpm in the range, the reality is that, in recent measurements we have made, it is closer to 3,100 rpm, 4,000 declining considerably past. The problem is that even rolling that regime in Sport, and last area of maximum power at full throttle and surpass the top of the "Kick-Down" change hastens to reduce speed, which no longer provide any additional thrust, about 5,000 rpm, when you would have to do is upload a march upward.
|BENEFITS||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI / 150 4X4 DSG|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||10.78 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||32.6 s|
|Overtaking 80-120 km / h||8.8 s|
|Loudness 100 km / h||64.0 dB|
|Loudness 120 km / h||67.9 dB|
|Braking from 140 km / h||68.9 m|
|Weight scale||1,897 kg|
On mountain roads with sharp curves, overweight this Skoda Kodiaq respect to a Volkswagen Tiguan and its biggest battle is noticed, but draws much attention the high speed cornering allowing, with flipflops content and good transitions in support changes; at least the Piloted damping DCC equipping our unit. Highway stands out for its great poise, precision and the drawn great sense of security it transmits. The management does not provide all the information you expect, but it's accurate and fast enough to conform generally a large SUV which comes as a clear challenge to rivals.
|DISCOUNTED RATES (MARCH 2017)||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI / 150 4X4 DSG (from 31,585 to 38,135 €)|
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