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Skoda Kodiaq (2017-2024) - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Kodiaq is capable of over 50mpg, making it an even more attractive seven-seater family SUV

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

4.3 out of 5

Price
£36,605 to £49,190
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The Skoda Kodiaq isn’t just one of the cheapest seven-seaters you can buy, it should also prove to be one of the most cost effective to run. Flagship variants are thirstier and can get expensive, but even these offer a good level of economy for a car of this size and weight.

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The most efficient engine choice is the 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel in conjunction with front wheel drive and a DSG automatic: in SE Drive trim and with seven seats fitted, the claimed maximum fuel consumption (on the combined cycle) is 52.6mpg, with CO2 emissions from 141g/km.

It's worth noting that these figures will worsen slightly as you make your way up through the trim range, as weight and wheel size increase. Adding four-wheel drive also affects economy and emissions.

On the petrol front, an SE L Executive-spec seven-seater with the entry 1.5-litre TSI unit will return up to 39.2mpg and emit 164g/km. With extra power and standard four-wheel-drive, the 187bhp 2.0-litre petrol version in the Sportline trim returns a best figure of 34.5mpg, with CO2 emissions from 186g/km.

Unsurprisingly, the vRS performance flagship with its 242bhp 2.0-litre four-pot petrol engine is the least efficient model in the Kodiaq line-up, capable of returning 32.4mpg at best. In the real world though, you’ll be doing well if the number you’re getting starts with a three. The vRS also emits as much as 202g/km of CO2.

If you want a more efficient seven-seater, the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe hybrids will suit you better. The same goes for company car drivers, as the Kia and Hyundai can attract a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate of as little as 12 per cent in certain forms, compared to the 33 to 37 per cent bands the Kodiaq lands in.

Insurance groups 

Insurance groups for the Kodiaq make it look considerably cheaper than the competition. The base 1.5-litre petrols start from group 15 – the same as the most basic Nissan X-Trail models – while the more expensive 197bhp 2.0 TDI slips in at group 27. The high-performance vRS version sits in group 31.

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Depreciation

Residual values for the Kodiaq are reasonable and on a par with similar SUVs. Expect values of around 53 per cent range after a typical three-year/36,000-mile period of of ownership, with the SE Drive-spec versions performing the strongest.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.5 TSI SE 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £28,255

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.5 TSI SE 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £28,255

Fastest

  • Name
    2.0 TSI 245 vRS 4x4 5dr DSG [7 Seat]
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £47,105
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As our news reporter, Ellis is responsible for covering everything new and exciting in the motoring world, from quirky quadricycles to luxury MPVs. He was previously the content editor for DrivingElectric and won the Newspress Automotive Journalist Rising Star award in 2022.

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