SKODA Karoq Estate

1.5 TSI Sportline 5dr

SKODA Karoq Estate - 1.5 TSI Sportline 5dr

Vehicle Information

List Price
£35,080.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
44.8 MPG
0-62 mph
8.9 secs
Engine Size
1.5 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
144 g/km
By Line

Skoda has had decent success with its mid-sized SUV, the Karoq. Jonathan Crouch drives the updated version of this crossover to see what it has to offer.

Ten Second Review

Skoda is these days very serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model, here usefully improved and smarter looking. As before, it gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI 'Twin Dosing' 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.

Background

Skoda's best selling SUV is this one, the Karoq, a mid-sized Qashqai-class Crossover originally introduced back in 2017 which went on to become the brand's second best selling model, generating more than half a million sales in sixty countries. But time moves on and the segment this car competes in gets ever-more competitive, hence the need in mid-2022 for the updated model we're going to look at here. At its original introduction, this Skoda was basically a successor to the brand's popular Yeti line of compact SUVs, but the Czech maker re-named it to designate the fact that this was a slightly larger and considerably more versatile product. It sits just above the little Kamiq and just below the seven-seat Kodiaq in a line-up of Skoda SUVs that now accounts for 50% of the marque's total sales. If you're wondering, by the way, 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

Not much has changed with the engineering of this car. Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan models. 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 four turbo-charged direct injection engine options, none of which (yet) get the VW Group's latest mild hybrid tech. As before, things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant, which uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. There's also a top 2.0 TSI 190PS DSG auto 4x4 petrol variant, but that's a rare sight on our roads. More common will be the two 2.0 TDI diesel engines, now with the VW Group's latest 'Twin Dosing' technology and offering either 116PS or 150PS. Both are available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. Only the top 2.0-litre petrol and diesel units are available with 4WD. 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

Subtle styling changes mark out this updated Karoq model. The front grille is now wider and hexagonal in shape, the headlights and tail lights are slimmer, there's a larger rear spoiler and the bumpers have been restyled. As before, this is one of the larger SUVs in the mid-sized SUV class. Take the boot, rated at 521-litres and extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward the rear bench. Avoid base trim and that back seat will come in 'VarioFlex' form made up of three separate seats that canslide and, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. Few Qashqai-class models can get close to that. 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. Inside, things are much as before, though Skoda has improved the ambient lighting system and now offers an 'Eco Pack', with upholstery made from vegan materials. Digital instruments are standard, with an 8-inch screen across the range, with a 10.25-inch upgrade available as an option, or on plusher variants. The central infotainment screen is 8-inches as standard, with a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' upgrade available if you want it. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring are standard, with wireless connectivity optional. 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 £26,000 but if you go for the flagship 4x4 models and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at getting on for £40,000. There are three trim levels - 'SE Drive', 'SE L' and 'Sportline' and equipment levels across the range are pretty generous. 'SE Drive' models offer 17-inch Scutus alloy wheels, Amundsen touchscreen navigation and LED headlights (low functionality) as standard. 'SE Drive' models also feature rear LED lights with welcome effect and dynamic indicators, colour multifunction trip computer, Smartlink with wireless Apple CarPlay and rear parking sensors as standard. Mid-range 'SE L' models add 18-inch Miran alloy wheels, chrome for the roof rails and window surround, VarioFlex seating (a sliding rear bench) and a Winter Pack (which includes a heated steering wheel and heat for the front seats, heated windscreen washer nozzles and headlight washers). 'SE L'-spec also gets you Keyless entry, an engine start/stop system and an extended rear spoiler and the Parking Pack that includes rear view camera and front parking sensors. Top 'SportLine' variants feature Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system), plus an LED interior light pack and a panoramic sunroof. Metallic paint and an electrically operated boot and virtual pedal are also standard, along with a Winter Pack and Parking pack that includes front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

Cost of Ownership

Rather surprisingly, none of the new generation EVO series engines installed in this updated Karoq feature the Volkswagen Group's latest mild hybrid technology - and this Skoda hasn't been favoured with the conglomerate's PHEV tech either, which is surprising because it can be had on the mechanically-identical Volkswagen Tiguan. Still, lots of work has gone into the units we do get to ensure that the efficiency figures are more than class-competitive. Advances like high injection pressures and plasma-coated cylinder crankcases mark out the petrol units, which begin with the brand's usual three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 110PS powerplant, which manages up to 48.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 132g/km. Hardly any worse, thanks in part to its cylinder deactivation technology, is the 1.5-litre TSI 150PS four cylinder engine, which in manual form manages up to 46.3mpg and up to 138g/km. The rare 2.0 TSI 190PS 4x4 variant is of course quite a lot worse, at up to 36.0mpg and up to 178g/km. Skoda has no intention of dropping diesel just yet and has improved its two 2.0-litre TDI units with two SCR catalytic converters and a twin dosing method for particularly effective exhaust gas treatment. The base 2.0 TDI 116PS in manual form manages up to 59.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. For the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant, the figures are up to 58.0mpg and up to 128g/km. Or up to 49.4mpg and up to 150g/km for the 2.0 TDI 150 4x4 DSG auto version.

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.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 8" Digital display
  • Advanced driver attention and drowsiness monitor
  • Emergency services call system
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Sensor for driver assistance systems
  • 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
  • Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
  • Virtual pedal with electrically operated boot door
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Amundsen navigation system with 8" touchscreen display and integrated WLAN and web radio (Available as no-cost option)
  • Cruise control + speed limiter (Available as no-cost option)
  • Drive mode selector (Available as no-cost option)
  • Electro-mechanical PAS (Available as no-cost option)
  • Lane assist (Available as no-cost option)
  • Traffic sign recognition (Available as no-cost option)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Canton sound system
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • USB connection
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Acoustic glass
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black electric window control buttons
  • Black radiator grille
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Electric front and rear windows with child proof lock
  • Front door steps with SportLine logo
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights with high functionality welcome effect and dynamic indicators
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • Plastic scuff plates in door apertures
  • Privacy glass
  • Protective door side sills in body colour
  • Rear diffuser
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear window wiper with washer system and intermittent control
  • Safety reflectors on front doors
  • Skoda lettering on tailgate in black
  • Sportline badge on front fender
  • Sportline decorative inserts with badging
  • Sports front and rear bumpers
  • Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors (Available as no-cost option)
  • Towbar preparation (Available as no-cost option)
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 x Tablet holder
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 3 spoke leather sports multifunction steering wheel and silver stitching
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • Black floor carpet
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Double sided boot floor
  • Foldable hooks in the boot
  • Front head restraints
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Ice scraper
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats
  • Pen holder
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear boot cover
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Rubbish bin door
  • Safety vest holder
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Storage box in upper central dashboard closed
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Textile floor mats
  • Ticket holder
  • Titan black interior ceiling
  • Umbrella under passenger seat
  • Under passenger seat storage compartment
  • Welcome animation with sportline logo
  • Aluminium pedals (Available as no-cost option)
  • Dual zone climate control (Available as no-cost option)
  • Fabric sports seats with thermoflux and silver stitching (Available as no-cost option)
  • Height adjustable driver and passenger seat (Available as no-cost option)
PACKS
  • Light Pack - Karoq
  • Non Smokers pack
  • Parking pack - Karoq (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
  • Winter pack - Karoq (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 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 side airbags
  • Head airbags
  • Hill hold control
  • Knee airbags
  • Passenger airbag with switch-off function
  • Pedestrian monitor
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Three point seatbelts rear
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Curtain airbags (Available as no-cost option)
  • Front assist (Available as no-cost option)
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start/stop
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
TRIM
  • Black air vent surround
  • Black centre console
  • carbon door decor
  • Satin black dashboard
  • Satin black door trim
WHEELS
  • 19" Sagittarius anthracite alloy wheels
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts protection
  • Breakdown and tool kit
  • Tyre repair kit (Available as no-cost option)
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2 (g/km):127

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • NOx:0.031

  • Particles:Data Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:144

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:146

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:143

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH:151

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL:148

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH:127

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL:124

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH:179

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL:175

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH:147

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL:142

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1498

  • Compression Ratio:12.0:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):74.5

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):85.9

  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE

  • Fuel Delivery:TURBO DIRECT INJECTION

  • Gears:6 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:MANUAL

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):51.4

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):60.1

  • EC Urban (mpg):42.2

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:6.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:6.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:6.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH:6.6

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL:6.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH:5.6

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL:5.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH:7.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL:7.7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH:6.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL:6.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:44.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:43.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:45

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH:42.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL:43.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH:50.5

  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL:51.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH:35.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL:36.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH:43.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL:45.3

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:1.5

  • Badge Power:150

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:TSI

  • Coin Series:Sportline

  • Generation Mark:1

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:20E

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:12

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:2

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:10000

  • 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):8.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:150

  • Engine Power - KW:110

  • Engine Power - RPM:5000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:184

  • Engine Torque - MKG:25.5

  • Engine Torque - NM:250

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1500

  • Top Speed:131

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

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:SAGITARIUS

  • Wheel Type:19" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1608

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4384

  • Wheelbase:2638

  • Width:1841

  • Width (including mirrors):2025

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):50.8

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1940

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1630

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):521

  • Max. Loading Weight:596

  • Max. Roof Load:75

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1700

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:690

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1344

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.2

By Line

Skoda has had decent success with its mid-sized SUV, the Karoq. Jonathan Crouch drives the updated version of this crossover to see what it has to offer.

Ten Second Review

Skoda is these days very serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model, here usefully improved and smarter looking. As before, it gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI 'Twin Dosing' 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.

Background

Skoda's best selling SUV is this one, the Karoq, a mid-sized Qashqai-class Crossover originally introduced back in 2017 which went on to become the brand's second best selling model, generating more than half a million sales in sixty countries. But time moves on and the segment this car competes in gets ever-more competitive, hence the need in mid-2022 for the updated model we're going to look at here. At its original introduction, this Skoda was basically a successor to the brand's popular Yeti line of compact SUVs, but the Czech maker re-named it to designate the fact that this was a slightly larger and considerably more versatile product. It sits just above the little Kamiq and just below the seven-seat Kodiaq in a line-up of Skoda SUVs that now accounts for 50% of the marque's total sales. If you're wondering, by the way, 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

Not much has changed with the engineering of this car. Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan models. 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 four turbo-charged direct injection engine options, none of which (yet) get the VW Group's latest mild hybrid tech. As before, things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant, which uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. There's also a top 2.0 TSI 190PS DSG auto 4x4 petrol variant, but that's a rare sight on our roads. More common will be the two 2.0 TDI diesel engines, now with the VW Group's latest 'Twin Dosing' technology and offering either 116PS or 150PS. Both are available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. Only the top 2.0-litre petrol and diesel units are available with 4WD. 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

Subtle styling changes mark out this updated Karoq model. The front grille is now wider and hexagonal in shape, the headlights and tail lights are slimmer, there's a larger rear spoiler and the bumpers have been restyled. As before, this is one of the larger SUVs in the mid-sized SUV class. Take the boot, rated at 521-litres and extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward the rear bench. Avoid base trim and that back seat will come in 'VarioFlex' form made up of three separate seats that canslide and, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. Few Qashqai-class models can get close to that. 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. Inside, things are much as before, though Skoda has improved the ambient lighting system and now offers an 'Eco Pack', with upholstery made from vegan materials. Digital instruments are standard, with an 8-inch screen across the range, with a 10.25-inch upgrade available as an option, or on plusher variants. The central infotainment screen is 8-inches as standard, with a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' upgrade available if you want it. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring are standard, with wireless connectivity optional. 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 £26,000 but if you go for the flagship 4x4 models and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at getting on for £40,000. There are three trim levels - 'SE Drive', 'SE L' and 'Sportline' and equipment levels across the range are pretty generous. 'SE Drive' models offer 17-inch Scutus alloy wheels, Amundsen touchscreen navigation and LED headlights (low functionality) as standard. 'SE Drive' models also feature rear LED lights with welcome effect and dynamic indicators, colour multifunction trip computer, Smartlink with wireless Apple CarPlay and rear parking sensors as standard. Mid-range 'SE L' models add 18-inch Miran alloy wheels, chrome for the roof rails and window surround, VarioFlex seating (a sliding rear bench) and a Winter Pack (which includes a heated steering wheel and heat for the front seats, heated windscreen washer nozzles and headlight washers). 'SE L'-spec also gets you Keyless entry, an engine start/stop system and an extended rear spoiler and the Parking Pack that includes rear view camera and front parking sensors. Top 'SportLine' variants feature Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system), plus an LED interior light pack and a panoramic sunroof. Metallic paint and an electrically operated boot and virtual pedal are also standard, along with a Winter Pack and Parking pack that includes front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

Cost of Ownership

Rather surprisingly, none of the new generation EVO series engines installed in this updated Karoq feature the Volkswagen Group's latest mild hybrid technology - and this Skoda hasn't been favoured with the conglomerate's PHEV tech either, which is surprising because it can be had on the mechanically-identical Volkswagen Tiguan. Still, lots of work has gone into the units we do get to ensure that the efficiency figures are more than class-competitive. Advances like high injection pressures and plasma-coated cylinder crankcases mark out the petrol units, which begin with the brand's usual three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 110PS powerplant, which manages up to 48.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 132g/km. Hardly any worse, thanks in part to its cylinder deactivation technology, is the 1.5-litre TSI 150PS four cylinder engine, which in manual form manages up to 46.3mpg and up to 138g/km. The rare 2.0 TSI 190PS 4x4 variant is of course quite a lot worse, at up to 36.0mpg and up to 178g/km. Skoda has no intention of dropping diesel just yet and has improved its two 2.0-litre TDI units with two SCR catalytic converters and a twin dosing method for particularly effective exhaust gas treatment. The base 2.0 TDI 116PS in manual form manages up to 59.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. For the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant, the figures are up to 58.0mpg and up to 128g/km. Or up to 49.4mpg and up to 150g/km for the 2.0 TDI 150 4x4 DSG auto version.

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.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 8" Digital display
  • Advanced driver attention and drowsiness monitor
  • Emergency services call system
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Sensor for driver assistance systems
  • 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
  • Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
  • Virtual pedal with electrically operated boot door
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Amundsen navigation system with 8" touchscreen display and integrated WLAN and web radio (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Cruise control + speed limiter (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Drive mode selector (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Electro-mechanical PAS (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Lane assist (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Traffic sign recognition (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Canton sound system
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • USB connection
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Acoustic glass
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black electric window control buttons
  • Black radiator grille
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Electric front and rear windows with child proof lock
  • Front door steps with SportLine logo
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights with high functionality welcome effect and dynamic indicators
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • Plastic scuff plates in door apertures
  • Privacy glass
  • Protective door side sills in body colour
  • Rear diffuser
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear window wiper with washer system and intermittent control
  • Safety reflectors on front doors
  • Skoda lettering on tailgate in black
  • Sportline badge on front fender
  • Sportline decorative inserts with badging
  • Sports front and rear bumpers
  • Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Towbar preparation (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
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 x Tablet holder
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 3 spoke leather sports multifunction steering wheel and silver stitching
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • Black floor carpet
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Double sided boot floor
  • Foldable hooks in the boot
  • Front head restraints
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Ice scraper
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats
  • Pen holder
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear boot cover
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Rubbish bin door
  • Safety vest holder
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Storage box in upper central dashboard closed
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Textile floor mats
  • Ticket holder
  • Titan black interior ceiling
  • Umbrella under passenger seat
  • Under passenger seat storage compartment
  • Welcome animation with sportline logo
  • Aluminium pedals (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Dual zone climate control (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Fabric sports seats with thermoflux and silver stitching (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Height adjustable driver and passenger seat (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
PACKS
  • Light Pack - Karoq
  • Non Smokers pack
  • Parking pack - Karoq (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
  • Winter pack - Karoq (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 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 side airbags
  • Head airbags
  • Hill hold control
  • Knee airbags
  • Passenger airbag with switch-off function
  • Pedestrian monitor
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Three point seatbelts rear
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Curtain airbags (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Front assist (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start/stop
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
TRIM
  • Black air vent surround
  • Black centre console
  • carbon door decor
  • Satin black dashboard
  • Satin black door trim
WHEELS
  • 19" Sagittarius anthracite alloy wheels
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts protection
  • Breakdown and tool kit
  • Tyre repair kit (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
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EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2 (g/km):127

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • NOx:0.031

  • Particles:Data Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:144

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:146

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:143

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH:151

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL:148

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH:127

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL:124

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH:179

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL:175

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH:147

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL:142

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1498

  • Compression Ratio:12.0:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):74.5

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):85.9

  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE

  • Fuel Delivery:TURBO DIRECT INJECTION

  • Gears:6 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:MANUAL

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):51.4

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):60.1

  • EC Urban (mpg):42.2

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:6.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:6.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:6.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH:6.6

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL:6.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH:5.6

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL:5.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH:7.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL:7.7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH:6.5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL:6.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:44.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:43.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:45

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH:42.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL:43.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH:50.5

  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL:51.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH:35.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL:36.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH:43.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL:45.3

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:1.5

  • Badge Power:150

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:TSI

  • Coin Series:Sportline

  • Generation Mark:1

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:20E

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:12

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:2

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:10000

  • 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):8.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:150

  • Engine Power - KW:110

  • Engine Power - RPM:5000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:184

  • Engine Torque - MKG:25.5

  • Engine Torque - NM:250

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1500

  • Top Speed:131

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

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:SAGITARIUS

  • Wheel Type:19" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1608

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4384

  • Wheelbase:2638

  • Width:1841

  • Width (including mirrors):2025

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):50.8

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1940

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1630

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):521

  • Max. Loading Weight:596

  • Max. Roof Load:75

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1700

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:690

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1344

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.2

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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£296.60
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,669.44 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£247.17
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,224.53 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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35,080.00
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Vehicle Information
List Price
£35,080.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
Engine Size
1.5 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
144 g/km
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SKODA Karoq Estate

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48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC