Can The Skoda Karoq Pull Off A Kodiaq In The Compact SUV Segment?

Not that long ago, Skoda had only one high-riding vehicle in its lineup: the Yeti. However, it now sports no less than three SUVs in its range, thus catering for the main segments in Europe.

It all started with the Kodiaq, Skoda’s rival to the Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Santa Fe, which was followed by the Karoq, a compact model that has the Renault Kadjar and Ford Kuga in its sight.

The Karoq, which slots below the Kodiaq, is the Czech cousin of the Volkswagen T-Roc and Seat Ateca. It brings a stylish exterior design, good interior quality and the trademark Skoda practicality that the automaker has gotten its clients used to.

Also Read: Skoda’s Students Reveal The Sunroq Convertible Crossover Concept

The cabin makes the vehicle look more expensive than it is, and it can carry up to five adults, although four would be ideal. It has 479 liters (16.9 cu-ft) of boot space as standard, more than the Mazda CX-5, but since the second row is flexible, the cargo area can be increased and become truly massive in its ultimate configuration.

Moreover, the Karoq handles good on the road, the steering is light, and the cylinder deactivation system helps save money.

All in all, the Skoda Karoq provides a good amount of interior space for families, is quiet, refined and very well put together. Also, the interior can be specced with just about any modern technology feature. The infotainment system is intuitive, and users won’t have to plug their phones in, as a wireless charging pad is available.

What about its downsides, though? Find out by watching CarsGuide’s review right below.


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    Can The Skoda Karoq Pull Off A Kodiaq In The Compact SUV Segment?
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