The Tarraco Is A Restyled Skoda Kodiaq With Seat Badges – And That’s A Good Thing

Crossovers and SUVs are currently all the rage in practically all main global markets, so it’s only natural for automakers to focus on enlarging their range with new ones.

One of the newcomers is the Seat Tarraco. It slots in the Spanish car firm’s lineup over the Ateca, and uses the same underpinnings as the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. Also, it can be had with up to seven seats, and a 6-foot (183 cm) adult can fit in any of those.

The interior of the Tarraco looks pretty much like that of the Skoda Kodiaq. And as AutoTrader points out in their test drive, that’s actually a good thing. The Czech SUV is nicely put together, well equipped and benefits from materials that are either solid and sturdy, or soft for a premium-like approach.

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On the road, Seat’s flagship SUV is indistinguishable from the Kodiaq. Moreover, all vehicles brought by Seat to Barcelona for the official media drive were equipped with the optional air suspension, which makes the ride firmer or softer depending on the selected driving mode.

So, the comfortable ride is there, the 7-seat layout is also there, and the nicely equipped cabin with easy-to-use features is present as well. But is the Seat Tarraco the mid-sized SUV from the VW Group to go for? Or would the Skoda Kodiaq be a better choice?

And then, of course, there’s also the Tiguan, which has been around for long enough to have established a name for itself in this segment. The answer is a mouse-click away, in the following video review.

 

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    The interior of the Tarraco looks pretty much like that of the Skoda Kodiaq. And as AutoTrader points out in their test drive, that’s actually a good thing.
    On the road, Seat’s flagship SUV is indistinguishable from the Kodiaq.

    WHY is this a good thing?
    Would you like this or the same thing with a different badge?

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Ask GM

    • Sébastien

      Because Kodiaq has proove to be good value for money

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        THEN BUY THE KODIAQ!
        We don’t need two.

      • XtremWize

        SEAT’s are more accurate and better built than Skoda’s

        • Sébastien

          I’m talking specifically about this model, I loved the Leon… But this one is a step back

  • Giannis Antypas

    You are trying too much on praising the Kodiaq even if you should be acclaiming the Tiguan,
    however the truth is that neither the Kodiaq nor the Tarraco can claim for originalty
    since both are clones made out of the VW SUV MQB body and VW mechanics.

    And to restore facts, the interior of the Tarraco has nothing to do with the one of the Kodaq,
    since the Tarraco is a copycat of the US Tiguan Allspace.

    • Sébastien

      Kodiaq was released before Tiguan AS

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    “The Tarraco Is A Restyled Skoda Kodiaq With Seat Badges – And That’s A Good Thing”

    Is it? Volkswagen Group appears to be turning into British Leyland.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      We need to test that theory. Bring on the pianos.

    • Miknik

      And the headline isn’t even true; It’s a VW Tiguan, as shown in the post baove; But yeah, with VAG it seems everything is a good thing.

  • Matthijs

    What is it with the auto press? Everybody always mentioned the Kodiaq (of course they share the same build) but no car journalist will say its just a Tiguan Allspace with a different nose, rear and slightly different 3rd window. The rest is identical…

  • Sébastien

    Seat’s interior is way cheaper than the Skoda’s (materials, and that ugly tablet)
    It’s also less practical, cargo isn’t even flat

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