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Skoda KAROQ ESTATE 1.0 TSI SE L 5dr

Skoda KAROQ 1.0 TSI SE L 5dr
Skoda KAROQ 1.0 TSI SE L 5dr
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Skoda KAROQ 1.0 TSI SE L 5dr
Skoda KAROQ 1.0 TSI SE L 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG52.30
  • 0-62mph10.6 secs
  • Top Speed118 mph
  • C02121 g/km
  • BHP116
  • Torque148 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

Review

Skoda is getting serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model. It gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI technology, plus there's a hi-tech MQB chassis and cutting-edge safety and infotainment features. Everything in fact, that you'd want from a modern family-sized SUV of this kind.

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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.

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Driver Convenience
Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with maps Europe, WLAN and web radio
Cruise control + speed limiter
Electro-mechanical PAS
Front and rear parking sensors
Care connect
Driver alert system
Driver fatigue sensor
Driver profile selection
Multifunction colour trip computer
Outside temperature gauge
Rear view camera
Service interval indicator
SmartLink + wireless for Apple and wired for Android
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
USB C Port x 2 in front centre console
Entertainment
Bolero radio with 8 speakers and voice control
DAB radio with Bluetooth
SD card slot
USB connection
Exterior Features
Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Solid paint
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
2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
Driver seat height adjust
Dual zone climate control
Heated front seats
Manual lumbar support for front seats
Microsuede cloth/leather upholstery
Sunglasses storage compartment
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
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
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
Non Smokers pack
Chrome roof rails + chrome pack - Karoq
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
19" Crater alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Storage on wheel cover
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
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 119
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
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
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

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £230.35 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £239.71 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £259.19 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £353.24 p/m £35.20 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £361.24 p/m £35.55 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £368.15 p/m £55.54 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £217.46 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £224.46 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £241.97 p/m Call Us
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £297.21 p/m £41.37 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £308.60 p/m £46.56 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £319.40 p/m £67.27 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £200.75 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £207.56 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £222.70 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £271.21 p/m £45.98 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £281.97 p/m £54.37 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £290.93 p/m £83.48 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £276.42 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £287.65 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £311.03 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £423.89 p/m £42.24 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £433.49 p/m £42.66 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £441.78 p/m £66.65 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £260.95 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £269.35 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £290.36 p/m Call Us
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £356.65 p/m £49.65 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £370.32 p/m £55.88 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £383.28 p/m £80.72 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £240.89 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £249.07 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £267.24 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £325.45 p/m £55.18 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £338.37 p/m £65.24 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £349.12 p/m £100.18 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Adaptive cruise control £450.00
Adaptive Lane assist and blind spot detection £930.00
Adaptive lane assist, blind spot detection and traffic jam assist £1,100.00
Adaptive lane assist, blind spot detection and traffic jam assist with emergency assist £1,100.00
Area view camera £575.00
Area view camera with trailer assist £925.00
Area view camera with trailer assist and park assist £1,275.00
Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2" touchscreen display and integrated WiFi, WLAN and web radio £1,000.00
Electrically operated boot door £520.00
Park assist system £335.00
Progressive steering includes Dynamic chassis control (DCC) £1,085.00
Traffic sign recognition £75.00
USB C port by rear view mirror for charging only £130.00
Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display £470.00
Virtual pedal with electrically operated boot door £685.00
Entertainment
Canton sound system £570.00
Wireless charging without wireless aerial connection £270.00
Exterior Features
Additional body cover on wheel arch £120.00
Auto light assist + automatic high beam lights + auto dimming rear view mirror + light and rain assist £200.00
Electrically folding towbar with adaptor £885.00
Exclusive paint £975.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Panoramic sliding sunroof £1,190.00
Pearlescent paint £595.00
Special paint £595.00
Towbar preparation £190.00
Interior Features
2 Spoke leather heated multifunction steering wheel £155.00
2 x Tablet holder £50.00
Aluminium pedals £100.00
Door sill scuff plates £75.00
Double sided boot floor £50.00
Heated front and rear seats £180.00
Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat £35.00
Leather upholstery £280.00
Partition net screen £120.00
Removable bag UNIBAG £125.00
Rubbish bin door £20.00
Tri zone climate control £300.00
Packs
Driver assistance pack without emergency assist - Karoq £1,240.00
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function pack - Karoq £970.00
Family pack - Karoq £120.00
LED Interior lighting pack with Skoda welcome logo - Karoq £350.00
Rough road pack - Karoq £180.00
Smoker's pack £20.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Crystal black £975.00
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £975.00
Metallic - Brilliant silver £595.00
Metallic - Business grey £595.00
Metallic - Emerald Green £595.00
Metallic - Magnetic brown £595.00
Metallic - Moon white £595.00
Metallic - Petrol Blue £595.00
Metallic - Quartz grey £595.00
Metallic - Race blue £595.00
Pearl - Black magic £595.00
Solid - Energy blue FOC
Special paint - Candy white £595.00
Special paint - Meteor grey £595.00
Safety
Crew protect assist and rear side airbags £500.00
Trim
Leather - Beige £280.00
Leather - Black £280.00
Microsuede cloth/leather - Black FOC
Wheels
Steel space saving spare wheel with tool kit and jack £155.00
Temporary steel space saver spare wheel £155.00
* option prices shown are estimated