Which 7-seater SUV should you buy between VW’s Tiguan Allspace, Skoda’s new Kodiaq and Kia’s popular Sorento? It’s actually not that easy of a decision, as they’re all extremely spacious, practical, safe and well-equipped.
Starting with interior design and build quality, Mat Watson of Carwow was surprised to find that the perceived quality in the Kodiaq was better than the Tiguan’s. Meanwhile, the Sorento left him pleasantly surprised as well.
When it comes to rear passenger room, all three models offer plenty of it, although tall people might have a slight issue as far as headroom is concerned on the Sorento, if they opt for a version with the panoramic glass roof. Otherwise, you really can’t complain.
Which is more car-like to drive?
That would be the Tiguan, which compared to the Kodiaq, also offers a quieter ride. Yet, if comfort is your main concern, getting the Kodiaq with its optional adaptive suspension makes for a very solid idea, although the Kia is pretty good in that department as well. However, unfortunately for the Sorento, its engine isn’t as smooth as the power unit shared by the Skoda and the VW.
In the end, the reviewer concluded that the Skoda Kodiaq deserves to win this comparison test as it offers you the best all-round value, which to us feels a bit like an underdog-type of result seen as how it’s still a new nameplate, whereas both the Tiguan and the Sorento are well-established models.