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SKODA KAROQ ESTATE

1.0 TSI SE L 5dr

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Skoda is having decent success with its mid-sized SUV, the Karoq, recently subtly improved. Jonathan Crouch looks at what this mid-sized Czech SUV has to offer.

Background

Brand identity is everything in the automotive world, so it seems hard to understand why back in 2017, Skoda wanted to abandon one of their most recognisable name plates, that of the Yeti. Yet the Czech maker did just that, replacing that model line with this one - the Karoq. The reason why was that the company wanted to emphasise that this car is a different, larger and more sophisticated SUV than the Yeti ever was - or could be. The Yeti couldn't ever quite decide whether it wanted to be a Juke-shaped supermini-sized SUV or a Qashqai-shaped family hatch-sized model. This larger Karoq has no such dilemma, firmly targeted at the Qashqai sector - and 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 we'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.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and the Volkswagen T-Roc. The set-up with this Karoq is deliberately more comfort-orientated than it is in the Ateca. The various powerplants on offer are all familiar from other Volkswagen Group models. There are six turbo-charged direct injection engine options. Things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant. There's also a 190PS 2.0 TSI variant. There are also three 2.0 TDI diesel engines, offering either 115PS, 150PS or 190PS. The two more powerful diesel drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The 1.5 TSI petrol variant (which is auto-only) uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. Only the top 2.0 TDI diesel and 2.0 TSI petrol variants are available with 4WD; in fact you have to have AWD with these flagship versions. These derivatives are 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.

Design and Build

The Karoq is a slightly bigger car than its Yeti predecessor and much better able to square up to the market-leading Nissan Qashqai in the family-sized part of the volume Crossover SUV sector. This Skoda certainly has a much bigger boot than its Japanese rival, with 521-litres of cargo space, extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward VarioFlex middle bench made up of three separate seats that can, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. View the car in profile and the longer-than-average wheelbase by class standards is very evident and the side aesthetics are also characterised by short overhangs and a sloping roofline that's visually extended by a contour in the D-pillar. At the front, the headlights flanking the distinctive grille can optionally be ordered with full-LED beams. Inside, for the first time in a Skoda, a digital instrument panel is being offered. And, as usual, there are a range of 'Simply Clever' features, including an electrically-retractable tow bar. And a 'Virtual Pedal' option that allows you to open the power-operated tailgate with a wave of your foot beneath the bumper.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £23,000 but if you go for the flagship 2.0 TDI 190PS 4x4 model and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at close to around £37,000. There are five trim levels - 'SE', 'SE L', 'Scout', 'Sportline' and 'Edition'. 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. In terms of camera-driven safety features, the Karoq can offer far more than the old Yeti ever could. Every model comes equipped with autonomous braking - a combination of the brand's 'Front Assist', City Emergency Brake' and 'Predictive Pedestrian Protection' systems. Buyers can also add in Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition', a 'Rear Traffic Alert' feature that'll warn you of oncoming traffic when you're reversing out of a space and a 'Driver Alert' system that watches for signs of drowsiness at the wheel. There's also 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and 'Lane Assist' and if you have both these features fitted, you can also have an 'Emergency Assist' feature whereby the vehicle will be brought to a safe, controlled stop, should the driver be in some way incapacitated. A 'Side Assist' system is now optional.

Cost of Ownership

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. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The 2.0 TDI 150PS front-driven diesel variant that many customers will want manages up to 52.3mpg and up to 143g/km of CO2. Go for the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit and you should be able to get up to 44.8mpg and up to 144g/km. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages up to 44.8mpg and 142g/km. Whatever powerplant you choose, as you'd expect in this day and age, all models get a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. And the DSG auto transmission is equipped with a 'coasting' function that at cruising speeds, will disconnect the gearbox, leaving the engine to idle until you next need it. Like most modern diesels, all the TDI units on offer get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide and have been designed around the use of a urea-based solution called AdBlue. This is injected into the exhaust gas stream to help clean up emissions, the liquid used being stored in a 12-litre tank mounted at the rear beneath the boot. This will need topping up as part of regular servicing and you can monitor its status via dashboard display.

Summary

You can see the appeal of this Karoq model. It's spacious, safe, drives well, has a cool but understated image and is affordable to run. In short, what we have here is a class act in a market full of try-hard rivals and a car that strikes an appealing chord between practicality, quality and fashion. True, some of the rivals it has to face are larger, more hi-tech or more efficient. Most of them are pricier too though and it's that very affordability that'll keep this Skoda in the frame for customers who want a more interesting and flexible alternative to yet another Qashqai clone in this class. It's a car that transcends lifestyle snobbery. A family car that doesn't shout 'family'. And a Crossover you could be genuinely pleased to own.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency52.30mpg
Emissions
Emissions147.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed118mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Driver alert system
  • Driver fatigue sensor
  • Driver profile selection
  • Multifunction colour trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Rear view camera
  • Service interval indicator
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking

Entertainment

  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • SD card slot
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic glass
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Black electric window control buttons
  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric front and rear windows with child proof lock
  • Full LED headlights + adaptive front light system + LED daytime running lights and front cornering fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED rear lights with high functionality
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • Privacy glass
  • Safety reflectors on front doors
  • Third brake light

Interior Features

  • 1.5 litre bottle holders in driver and front passenger door panels
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 12v socket in front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear air vents
  • 2 Folding hooks and nets in boot
  • 2 Front readings lights for driver and passenger
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • 4 lashing points on luggage floor
  • Backrest release
  • Cargo elements in boot
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Folding tables on the front seat backrests
  • Front head restraints
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Ice scraper
  • Illuminated and cooled glovebox
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Net programme in boot
  • Pen holder
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear boot cover
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Removable LED torch in the boot
  • Retractable parcel shelf attachable to tailgate
  • Safety vest holder
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Storage box in upper central dashboard closed
  • Storage compartment below the passenger seat
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Textile floor mats
  • Umbrella under passenger seat
  • VarioFlex seats with retractable parcel shelf

Packs

  • Chrome roof rails + chrome pack - Kodiaq

Safety

  • Airbags - Front side, head, knee and curtain
  • Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
  • Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
  • Driver airbag
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold function
  • Emergency rear braking signal
  • 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
  • Hill hold control
  • Passenger airbag with switch-off function
  • Pedestrian monitor
  • Three point seatbelts rear
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure display
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

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

Trim

  • Chrome framed air vents

Wheels

  • Storage on wheel cover

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    119
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.024
  • Particles
    0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    147
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    161
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    147
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    160
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    131
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    127
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    177
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    183
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    152
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    139

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    76.4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    54.3
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    62.8
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    44.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    8.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    6.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    36.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    36.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    34.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    36.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    46.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    116
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TSI
  • Coin Series
    SE L
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    11E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    2
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    93
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    79
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    58
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    2
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    140000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    116
  • Engine Power - KW
    85
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2000
  • Top Speed
    118

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    CRATER
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1603
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4382
  • Wheelbase
    2638
  • Width
    1841
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2025

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50.8
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1853
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1605
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    588
  • Max. Loading Weight
    584
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    670
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1269
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.2
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Madeline Biggs

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"The team at Silverstone have been brilliant, my journey started with Ryan who looked after me initially and provided all the quotes on different vehicles, lease lengths & mileage options he never lost interest and was always there to tweak as I needed, nothing was too much trouble. The order process was simple and I was kept up to date all the way through. Holly then picked up my account and was nothing short of amazing! She has the patience of a saint, keeping me updated on the phone, email and through the vehicle tracker all the while dealing with me and my constant questions! A few teething issues on delivery but all down to Tesla and as soon as I asked for help Holly stepped up to help get them all sorted! I would highly recommend to anyone!"

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