ŠKODA Kodiaq Reviews

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Fastest seven-seater around the Nürburgring Norschileffe

"The ŠKODA Kodiaq RS is as practical and clever as a regular Kodiaq only faster, safer and tougher looking. The price also just undercuts the luxury tax threshold making it superb value, too."
Which Car

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS: Performance with pacticality

"For years, the Octavia RS has been ŠKODA's performance-with-practicality bargain of the century. But with RS genes now woven into its popular large SUV, it appears there is little else in its class that can touch the Kodiaq RS for all-round ability."
Car Advice

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS: A real standout

"The Kodiaq RS is a compelling package that performs in a way that matches the styling. If you need a seven-seat SUV and you still desire a performance drive, the Kodiaq RS is a real standout."
Tarmac Life

Turning needs into WANTS – ŠKODA Kodiaq RS review

"7-speed DSG gearbox, full-time 4×4, dynamic chassis control, progressive steering and six different driving mode settings are just a few of the great things about the RS, but my favourite is the way it drives".

Race for your life: we drive ŠKODA's hot Kodiaq RS SUV

"If you want comprehensively-packaged SUV first, out-and-out performance second, the one-spec, one-price Kodiaq RS will tick all the boxes you need. No joke".

Sharper Claws for Big Bear

"ŠKODA's biggest vehicle, Kodiaq, gets a gee-up in the form of the vRS model, the fastest runner of the line-up to date. Coming in at just four grand more than the Sportline variant, this new range topper has a whole lot going for it".
AutoTalk NZ

RS to boost ŠKODA in 2.2% push

"The RS though can be argued as being anything but mainstream. It takes the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year and adds a sportier edge and beefy 176kW and 500Nm bi-turbo Diesel engine".

Catching up with the Kodiaq - winner of 2017 Car of the Year

"The 2017 award judges said the Kodiaq was “more refined than many luxury SUVs, with great design ideas, packaging and price points”.

ŠKODA Kodiaq SportLine review – Power dresser

"With the new SportLine, you still get all the attributes that have made this SUV NZMWG Car of the Year".
Epoch Times

ŠKODA Kodiaq SportLine review

"The ŠKODA Kodiaq is equipped with a number of practical Simply Clever smart solutions."

AutoExpress Large SUV of the Year 2018

"...the Kodiaq has reinforced its credentials over the past year to win again with its great mix of ride and handling, refinement, usability and affordability."
Stuff Motoring

ŠKODA Kodiaq SportLine really is loaded for bear

"The SportLine is a cool-looking thing and with Kodiaq's credibility off the scale in the Kiwi market, it'll be a hard one for many buyers to resist."
NZ AutoCar

ŠKODA Kodiaq SportLine Review - The Getway Vehicle

"Sporting big alloys, a racy front end appearance and the black detailing, it is a more striking proposition than your average Kodiaq. The sports theme carries on inside where you’ll find a pair of trick seats that wouldn’t seem out of place in an Audi RS."
Company Vehicle Magazine

Kodiaq Video Road Report

"As good as new cars are these days, it is still relatively rare that a manufacturer absolutely nails a new model right out of the box, but the ŠKODA Kodiaq is an example of just that."
Stuff Motoring

ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV is Kiwi COTY for 2017

"Kodiaq, a seven-seat SUV, got the votes over nine other shortlisted vehicles chosen as the year's best new models."
Stuff Motoring

The big winner: ŠKODA Kodiaq is our Top Car of 2017

"It's the Czech brand's first-ever seven-seat SUV and an outstanding effort. Award-winning, even. Very much a car for the times, of course: the Kiwi love affair with these types of high-riding vehicles seems to know no bounds."
AA Motoring

Not just 'another SUV' in the market

"The Kodiaq promises to be a firm favourite for many Kiwi families thanks to a bold design, advanced platform architecture and ŠKODA’s revered functionality."
Stuff Motoring

2017 AA Car of the Year finalists unveiled

"The shortlist for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year has been unveiled."

ŠKODA's move into the mainstream

"The Kodiaq simply adds another to the number of their models that show up the competition – from within and without the manufacturer’s immediate family too, I might add."

King-hitting the opposition

"The ŠKODA Kodiaq impressed the heck out of us at launch. A full test has simply added shine to that experience."
NZ Autocar

Great White Hope

"ŠKODA Kodiaq - sure to boost ŠKODA sales into another league locally".
Stuff Motoring

ŠKODA Kodiaq can do tricks, but that's not its real talent

"It's a real feel-good car, this: distinctive without being overdone, great driving position, smart cabin (the styling is still simple but the quality has moved up a notch from other ŠKODA stuff) and failsafe driving dynamics."

Czech it out, mate

"The seven-seater SUV has just been launched in New Zealand and already Kiwis are clamouring to buy it."
Company Vehicle

Strikingly handsome vehicle that looks even better in the metal

"The Kodiaq has been greeted with high praise and many awards as it has launched across Europe and now that it is here, we can honestly say we see why."
Out & About Live UK

ŠKODA Kodiaq Takes Towcar of the Year 2018 Award

"To take to the top award at your first attempt in the 2018 Towcar of the Year Awards at your first attempt is impressive. That’s what ŠKODA achieved today with their brand new Kodiaq SUV."
Dairy News

New Kid on the Block

"Already claiming bragging rights with Car of the Year awards in the northern hemisphere, the maker has hyped the vehicle as good, and in reality it’s not just good, but great!."
NZ Autocar

ŠKODA Kodiaq - Three Bears

"With all seven seats in use, there’s still 270L of luggage space, but when the extra seats are resited in the floor you’re looking at 630L, and 2000L with only the front seats occupied."
New Zealand Herald

Beach, bach, beauty in the Coromandel

Greg Bruce and family enjoy a Coromandel break in the ŠKODA Kodiaq, despite the weather.
Oversteer NZ

First drive: ŠKODA Kodiaq

"The engine are strong and more than powerful enough, with the entry level 1.4 being a particular surprise and highlight."
DriveLife NZ

A Winning Formula

"The Kodiaq combines all the good stuff in one car. It drives extremely well, it goes well, it’s quiet, spacious, well-built and the pricing is hard to beat for the equipment levels you get."

Last in, best dressed

"There’s plenty of other cool tech available as an option too, from a three-dimensional surround view parking camera to a clever trailer-reversing assistance system that uses the automatic parking function to help steer the trailer in the right direction."