SKODA

SKODA KAROQ DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2142 g/km

A CZECH YOU'LL HONOUR

The Karoq, Skoda's Qashqai-sized compact family crossover, is a well-liked choice in its segment. June Neary discovers why.

Will It Suit Me?

Skoda has history in the compact SUV segment with its Yeti model, but that car was slightly smaller than the crossover I decided we'd look at this week, the Czech brand's Karoq. The Yeti was never quite big enough to take on the all-conquering Nissan Qashqai in the compact family SUV sector - but this design very definitely is.

Practicalities

This car's on the large side by compact 4x4 standards but is still a manageable size for getting about town in. offering a larger boot, amongst other incentives, to tempt buyers away from Nissan's market leader. If you're wondering if the word 'Karoq' has any meaning, then I'll tell you that it's taken from the language of an Alaskan tribe and, roughly translated, means 'car arrow'. Make of that what you will. The interior is roomy, with Skoda having done a lot of thinking about how to make the most of the space. A trio of tall adults can be accommodated in the rear and quality dashboard materials and neat design top off a very accomplished cabin. Under the skin, the car gets all the latest Volkswagen Group technology, including a hi-tech MQB chassis and cutting-edge safety and infotainment features. Everything in fact, that you'd want from a modern family-sized Crossover of this kind.

Behind the Wheel

The Karoq is predominantly designed for use on the road and even with the 4x4 system you only get at the top of the range, it will operate in front-wheel drive mode until it detects wheel slip. Lots of the elements that drivers have come to appreciate in SUV vehicles are evident in this car, such as the elevated seating position with its enhanced visibility and easy access. The wide body takes a little bit of getting used to when squeezing through gaps in traffic but the turning circle is tight enough and the car is generally easy to drive. A good range of engine options is available with the Karoq. There are initially four turbo-charged direct injection engine options - two TSI petrols (with 1.0 and 1.5-litre variants) and two diesel engines (a 1.6 and a 150PS 2.0-litre unit). All the drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The 1.5 TSI petrol variant uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. Only the top 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel variant is available with 4WD; in fact you have to have AWD with this flagship version. This derivative is also fitted with a special 'Off Road' mode and hill descent control so that you can more easily slither down slippery slopes. In general though, this Skoda's limited ground clearance makes testing off road forays fairly inadvisable. The Karoq is much happier being used for tarmac use and an option worth considering here is the 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system that can considerably improve the ride over poor surfaces. It works through the settings of the standard 'Driving Mode Select' system.

Value For Money

Pricing starts at around £21,000 but you can pay as much as £30,000 for a flagship model. There are two trim levels - 'SE' and 'SE L'. Well worth having is the optional 'Skoda Connect services' package. This consists of two things; 'Infotainment Online' gives you online traffic information and can update you on things like fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather. Then there are the so-called 'CareConnect Services' which allow you to monitor your car from your smartphone, plus the set-up includes a breakdown call function and will automatically alert the emergency services if the airbags go off in an accident. The old fashioned image of SUV vehicles being somewhat profligate when it comes to fuel economy certainly doesn't really apply to the Skoda Karoq. The 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel variant that many customers will want manages 56.5mpg and 131g/km of CO2. Go for the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit and you should be able to match that fuel figure and improve on the CO2 return.

Could I Live With One?

There are so many compact C-segment Qashqai-sized SUVs to choose from these days, it's hard to keep track but this Skoda Karoq is worthy of a place near the centre of the scrum. It's spacious, has a good and varied engine range, looks the part and is comfortable on the road. Getting noticed by buyers will be half the battle but at least with a name like Karoq, it'll be hard to forget.

  • Privacy glass
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Acoustic glass
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Electric front and rear windows with child proof lock
  • Black electric window control buttons

  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold function
  • ESC including ABS, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, RBS, MKB and traction control
  • Front assist radar scanning of the space in front of the car with automatic braking
  • Emergency rear braking signal
  • Hill hold control

  • WLAN
  • Care connect

  • Electro-mechanical Power Assisted Steering
  • Driver profile selection
  • Driver alert system

  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking

  • Driver fatigue sensor
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service interval indicator
  • SmartLink + wireless for Apple and wired for Android
  • USB C Port x 2 in front centre console

  • Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors

  • Chrome framed air vents

  • Diesel particulate filter

  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • USB connection

  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Safety reflectors on front doors

  • LED rear lights with high functionality
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • Third brake light
  • Automatic headlight control system

  • Pollen filter

  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Folding tables on the front seat backrests
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • 4 lashing points on luggage floor
  • Illuminated and cooled glovebox
  • Net programme in boot
  • 12v socket in front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear air vents
  • Pen holder
  • Ice scraper
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 1.5 litre bottle holders in driver and front passenger door panels
  • 2 Folding hooks and nets in boot
  • Storage box in upper central dashboard closed
  • Umbrella under passenger seat
  • Rear boot cover
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks

  • 2 Front readings lights for driver and passenger
  • Cargo elements in boot
  • Safety vest holder
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Rear reading lights

  • Two tone horn
  • Driver airbag
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Pedestrian monitor
  • Airbags - Front side, head, knee and curtain
  • Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
  • Tyre pressure display
  • Three point seatbelts rear
  • Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
  • Passenger airbag with switch-off function

  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Driver and passenger seats height adjust
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Backrest release
  • Front head restraints
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • Front seatback pockets

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Storage on wheel cover

  • CO2 (g/km): 119
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.043
  • Particles: 0.0003
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 174
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 121
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 152
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 174
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 188
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 153
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 150
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 142

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 16.2:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 81
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 95.5
  • CC: 1968

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 51.4
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 70.6
  • EC Combined (mpg): 62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 47.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 16E
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 140000
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 93
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 79
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 58
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 150
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: SE
  • Coin Description: TDI
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 2
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 2
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 251
  • Engine Torque - NM: 340
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9
  • Top Speed: 128
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 34.7

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: RATIKON
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R17

  • Width (including mirrors): 2025
  • Height: 1603
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4382
  • Width: 1841
  • Wheelbase: 2638

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1393
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2005
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50.8
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 521
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 730
  • Max. Loading Weight: 612
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1630
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.2

  • Heated windscreen with heated windscreen washer nozzles: £370

  • Textile floor mats: £50

  • Dynamic chassis control: £1,030

  • Rear parking sensors: Included
  • Traffic sign recognition: £75
  • Personalisation of drive mode selection: £155
  • Cruise control + speed limiter: Included
  • Adaptive cruise control: £450
  • Park assist system: £690
  • Rear view camera: £315
  • Front and rear parking sensors: £355
  • Drive mode selector: £120
  • Adaptive Lane assist and blind spot detection: £930
  • Adaptive lane assist, blind spot detection and traffic jam assist: £1,100
  • Adaptive lane assist, blind spot detection and traffic jam assist with emergency assist: £1,100

  • Virtual pedal with electrically operated boot door: £1,130
  • Electrically operated boot door: £520

  • Multifunction colour trip computer: £100
  • Multi function trip computer: Included
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with maps Europe, WLAN and web radio: £450
  • USB C port by rear view mirror for charging only: £130

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors: Included

  • Canton sound system: £570
  • Bolero radio with 8 speakers and voice control: Included
  • Wireless charging without wireless aerial connection: £270

  • Additional body cover on wheel arch: £120
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof: £1,190
  • Exclusive paint: £975
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Pearlescent paint: £595
  • Special paint: £595
  • Metallic paint: £595
  • Black roof rails: Included

  • Front fog lights: Included
  • Headlight washers: £150
  • Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights: Included
  • Full LED headlights + adaptive front light system + LED daytime running lights and front cornering fog lights: £1,235
  • Auto light assist + automatic high beam lights + auto dimming rear view mirror + light and rain assist: £200

  • Dual zone climate control: Included
  • Tri zone climate control: £300

  • Aluminium pedals: £100
  • Fabric upholstery: Included
  • Variable boot floor: £185
  • Double sided boot floor: £50
  • Sunglasses storage compartment: Included
  • Removable bag UNIBAG: £125
  • Rubbish bin door: £20
  • Microsuede cloth/leather upholstery: £1,370
  • Door sill scuff plates: £75
  • 2 x Tablet holder: £50
  • Fabric/leather upholstery includes VarioFlex seating: £1,450
  • Partition net screen: £120
  • 2 Spoke leather heated multifunction steering wheel: £155
  • 2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel: Included

  • Chrome roof rails + chrome pack - Karoq: £460
  • Driver assistance pack without emergency assist - Karoq: £1,240
  • LED Interior lighting pack with Skoda welcome logo - Karoq: £350
  • Rough road pack - Karoq: £180
  • Family pack - Karoq: £120
  • Non Smokers pack: Included
  • Smoker's pack: £20

  • Metallic - Magnetic brown: £595
  • Metallic - Race blue: £595
  • Metallic - Brilliant silver: £595
  • Metallic - Quartz grey: £595
  • Metallic - Petrol Blue: £595
  • Metallic - Emerald Green: £595
  • Metallic - Business grey: £595
  • Metallic - Moon white: £595

  • Pearl - Black magic: £595

  • Solid - Energy blue: £0

  • Exclusive paint - Velvet red: £975
  • Special paint - Meteor grey: £595
  • Special paint - Candy white: £595
  • Exclusive paint - Crystal black: £975

  • Crew protect assist and rear side airbags: £500

  • VarioFlex seats with retractable parcel shelf: £610
  • Heated front and rear seats: £610
  • Heated front seats: £210
  • Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat: £35

  • Anti-theft wheel bolts protection: Included
  • Keyless entry and keyless start with safe system: £445

  • Electrically folding towbar with adaptor: £885
  • Towbar preparation: £190

  • Fabric - Black/grey: £0

  • Fabric/leather - Black + VarioFlex seating: £1,450
  • Microsuede cloth/leather - Black: £1,370

  • 17" Triton alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts: £0
  • 17" Ratikon alloy wheels: Included

  • Steel space saving spare wheel with tool kit and jack: £155
  • Tyre repair kit: Included
  • Temporary steel space saver spare wheel: £155

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