Skoda was not unlike others that have joined in recent times, a new brand on the market SUVIn 2005 already he showed its first prototype of the Yeti and, four years later, the marketing of this versatile model that remains an example among small SUVs for their versatility started -the interior configuration possibilities that allow their rear seats are huge -, amplitude or range performance engines, for example. Yeti Skoda Superb, yes.
Nevertheless, It was not until the appearance of Skoda Kodiaq -or the landing of the Volkswagen Group MQB platform in the world of SUVs and, more specifically, on the mark CZECHwhen Skoda has begun to have weight among compact SUV. In fact, their offer in this type of vehicle will increase soon with the arrival of Karoq, but shorter than 30 cm Kodiaq.
|front width||147 cm|
|rear width||143 cm|
|front height||94-100 cm|
|rear height||94 cm|
And is that, with its 4.6 m long, he Skoda Kodiaq It is not only among the largest SUV in this segment, but in front of the path chosen by other manufacturers with models of similar size -Alfa Romeo, for example, the Stelvio chooses the sporting side, as sought by the Jaguar F-Pace, BMX X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe or Porsche Macan; and Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5 or BMW X3 also not differ greatly in size or with the previous ones, with him the Czech brand has opted to give a familiar look.
Along with the Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Nissan X-Trail and the very recent 5008, the Skoda Kodiaq has the possibility -in it is not a very expensive option, 850 euros - of have up to seven seats with the addition of two folding seats in the huge trunk area and with his back up its soil.
The engine range includes gasoline 1.4 TSI from 125 hp to the 2.0 TSI 180 hp, while all gravitate to Diesel 2.0 TDI. With this engine, the strongest version is 190 hp, while falls below it is the 150 hp, the most demanded today.
The engine of equivalent power petrol is a version of 1.4 TSI 150 hp and with the particularity of having a cylinder shutdown system that under certain circumstances, dispenses both central to, thereby, reduce friction and fuel consumption. This engine is combined both total traction, and in that case, with both manual transmission as automatic DSG; as with the front axle, and in that circumstance, only with the automatic transmission. For those who want a gasoline engine with front wheel drive and manual transmission, Skoda leaves the 1.4 TSI 125 hp version, with this configuration, enjoys a very attractive price is 5,600 euros cheaper than occupying the next step, the 150 hp 2.0 TDI 4x4 cheaper, with Active trim level.
With this engine Diesel we find the same combinations all-wheel drive always with the usual multi-plate clutch Haldex- or front with the gearbox, but next year we will see có mo reaches the market of the 2.0 TDI 4x2 with manual transmission and probably of great commercial pull.
Before entering the confrontation between the two 150 hp engines that cause these lines and, in the Skoda Kodiaq, monopolize the vast majority of orders, get ahead should not neglect the contribution of 1.4 TSI 125 hp; a motor, also four cylinders, supercharged direct injection, such as our stars, the do not expect great performance, but if the demands on him are not very high, it may well agree. But when its starting price is, applied offers, not far from the 22,000 euros.
Kodiaq Skoda 1.4 TSI ACT vs 4x4 4x4 Kodiaq 2.0 TDI DSG: features
The reality is that the 150 hp make not only the backbone of the Skoda Kodiaq range, but also the bulk of sales. And although the advantage is for TDI in terms of sharing the same, the fact is that the preponderance hardly holds exclusively benefits. The reason is simple: the differences we see in the measurement key to determining the speed of a car, acceleration from 0 a1.000 m -in which the incidence, for example, the change is less than others- determines that the differences between the two are similar to those we could find between two units with the same engine. This is justified because the weight advantage for the petrol version-from just over 100 kilos, must be offset by more punchy low or average speed Diesel. Not that the 1.4 TSI lack strength to start to move the mass of Kodiaq or that we have is that we have to pay special attention to the clutch, but do not expect great display of power until it arrives at about 1,800-1,900 rpm , when the turbo this four-cylinder gasoline wakes and response to accelerator intensifies.
|BENEFITS||Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 150 4x4 ACT||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI DSG 4x4 150|
|Acel. 0-100 km / h||11.49 s||10.78 s|
|Acel. 0-1000 meters||32.8 s||32.6 s|
|Overtaking 80-120 km / h||8.91 s (4th)||8.80 s (D)|
|Loudness 100 km / h||65.4 dB||63.8 dB|
|Loudness 120 km / h||67.4 dB||67.9 dB|
|Braking from 140 km / h||67.6 m||68.9 m|
|Weight scale||1,783 kg||1,897 kg|
Compensates therefore keep it above that range, though not interested in going well beyond 5,000 rpm. To do this, the manual gearbox, neither is the most accurate, fast or short route, if it looks soft and hard lift their complaints developments help. Who need "something else" there is the option of the DSG, change would also serve to mask, here as in any engine, shortage of verve a few laps.
This one, with seven gears instead of six of the TSI, which we tested is the 2.0 TDI. Is an engine that does not feel, his style and as does the 1.4 petrol, particularly comfortable to many turns. So better to let the engine pull change, just passed the 3,500 rpm compensates find the next gear manually, which may well be very comfortable way. Even using 60 or 70 percent of the logic accelerator travel change will make between 3,000 and 3,500 laps and is passed to a higher gear.
Going to the analysis of the chassis, even cursory, it is clear that the two will find a Very power steering, it loses some of much help if we choose the configurable Sport mode. Yet it is difficult to see what happens under the wheels. Filter also appreciably suspension, with commendable ability to drive over potholes without occupants have to suffer them but, in return, not the body as subject as a model of competition feels. We are remembering the newcomer 5008, also more agile in the slow corners, but in fast or a highway usual there is no much difference between them. Not that rolling or pitching is very pronounced, as there are not a few similar cars that is larger, but may even decline slightly if we choose the Sport mode and damping it loses its flexibility.
|CONSUMPTION||Skoda Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 150 4x4 ACT||Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI DSG 4x4 150|
|Consumption city||7.4 l / 100 km||7.0 l / 100 km|
|Consumption Highway||6.5 l / 100 km||6.2 l / 100 km|
|average consumption||6.9 l / 100 km||6.5 l / 100 km|
Kodiaq Skoda 1.4 TSI ACT vs 4x4 4x4 Kodiaq 2.0 TDI DSG: consumption
If you are not accelerating or low speeds and the speed is above 50 km / h it is likely to TSI engine pass to disable two of the four cylinders. And more easily occur unless the slope does not work in our favor. Thus, the 1.4 TSI has a significant weapon in their favor to reduce consumption, more when the transition from one to another mode or heard or felt in the form of more or less vibration. It just happens and the driver is aware of what you are doing distribution engine by means of an indication on the trip computer if you have activated any function related to consumption (instantaneous, medium or autonomy) or if it is set the echo end where the outside temperature is usually appears.
For its part, the heaviest 2.0 TDI has on its side, in addition to the intrinsic linked to its higher compression better performance, longer change developments: To compare the Diesel DSG with manual gasoline, for example, the fifth of the first recalls that automatic seven, so two above, the latter with a development of 57.5 km / h 1,000 rpm- it is almost as long as the sixth of gasoline.
However, the fact is that consumption obtained by our Technical Center make it, who thinks the 1.4 TSI has little to cope with the 2.0 TDI can not be more wrong. There are the numbers to prove it the difference from one to another is so small that hardly suffice as an argument consumption to choose one over the other.
Kodiaq Skoda 1.4 TSI ACT vs 4x4 4x4 Kodiaq 2.0 TDI DSG: final price
Because, indeed, should not only take into account the consumer to choose between the two if what matters most is the economy. Perhaps more important than these 0.4 l / 100 km of difference in the average consumption of both petrol and diesel versions, so is the price. And considering this, you may hardly the choice of Diesel is held if We stick to it, a transmission equal, finishing and type of traction, TSI costs 2,150 euros less. And yet, what counted here.
This leads amortization Diesel -the city that started with the motor- save the current fuel price is not reached even surpassed the 164,348 kilometers.
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