2019 Skoda Kodiaq Review 2.0 TDi SUVs; Engine Specs, Interior, Price
Future 2019 Skoda Kodiaq is The large SUV of the Czech manufacturer, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, is well adapted to a diesel engine of 150 horsepower. Its stability is impressive in the rain and the wind.
The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq does not fear comparisons. It takes its name from the largest terrestrial carnivore, a brown bear living in Alaska, whose largest specimen weighs more than a ton. Our Kodiaq is even heavier, since its mass flirts, even exceed, the ton and a half. Is this weight satisfied with a motorization of 150 hp? Without having the resource of the Group 190 CH (which increases the addition of a good thousand euros), it appears sufficient, especially for those who will perform in the majority of motorway routes. On the road, this engine, 3 600 € more expensive than its petrol counterpart (with DSG box only 6 reports), correctly takes the large carcass of the Kodiaq, aided by a double-clutch box DSG This time to 7 reports. If it does not have quite the smoothness of a traditional converter box, it offers times of record reporting and does not produce any punches. Certainly, we are dealing with a family SUV, whose performance is not the first goal. But a minimum of the nerve is still necessary to move a family safely. This 2-liter diesel shows itself very discreet at a steady speed, growling reasonably to acceleration, and hardly vibrating.
The road outfit does not call a lot of comments. It is the image of the motorization: sufficient. The Kodiaq is a heavy, long and high car. You can’t ask the same agility as a small city girl. But its direction is accurate, it’s effective braking, and most importantly, its adaptive suspension (with four possibilities of adjustments) is well calibrated. The inevitable roll trend, suitable for all SUV’s, is well controlled, even in the “standard” position. The “Sport” mode only fixes little the inclination in turn. The comfort of the Kodiaq is one of its first assets, as well as its fast-track stability. We were caught in a thunderstorm and strong gusts of wind. In these bad weather conditions, the Kodiaq was shown to be unperturbed, becoming a cocoon of warmth and safety in the flood. The system of keeping in the line (“Lane Assist”) appeared to us, however, a little too intrusive on a very soggy pavement, and we preferred to disconnect it in this situation. The filtration of the inequalities of the pavement is effective. On bad coatings, the car trépide little, empty as in charge. The ergonomics of the seats are successful, before a particular mention to those of the rear, which maintain the lumber well, which is not so common.
2019 Skoda Kodiaq Interior & Trunk
But the first asset of the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq remains its habitability as well as its carrying capacity with a chest volume ranging from 270 L in 7 places to 2 065 L in 2 places, passing through 720 l in 5 places (630 L in 7 places). What to go on vacation without depriving yourself, or even making a small move easily. The dashboard does not shine by its originality, but it is functional and well built. controls, multi-function steering wheel, “infotainment” system, there are many elements common to Volkswagen group vehicles. Small touches enhance the life of the occupants of a Kodiaq: umbrellas in the front doors, induction laptop charger, tablets with cup holders.
One of these facilities is a door guard. This is a protection that comes to fit on the door slice according to a kinematic rather complex to the opening of the sash: be careful not to tear this element when entering or the exit of the vehicle. Let’s finish the chapter on consumption. Driving at legal paces, half road, and half motorway, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq arrives to satisfy a little more than 6 L at 100 km. A very reasonable figure with regard to its template and its performance.
2019 Skoda Kodiaq Specs Sheet
Capacity: 1 968 cm3
Type: 4 cylinders in line, diesel
Power: 150 HP to 3 500-4 000 rpm
Torque: 340 Nm to 1 750-3 000 rpm
Transmission: Traction or integral, mechanical gearbox 6 reports or automatic DSG 7 reports
Dimensions: 4 697 × 1 882 × 1 655 (1 676 with roof rails) mm
Chest: From 630 to 2 005 l
Weight: 1 639 kg (traction) and 1 714 kg (4 × 4)
0-100 km/h: from 9, 5 to 10, 3 s according to version
Speed: From 192 to 199 km/h according to version
Test consumption: 6, 2/100 km
Emissions CO ² (EU): from 131 to 149 g/km
MSRP: From 32 050 to 41 050 €