YOU can order the Kodiaq SUV with five seats, but to us the seven-seat version makes much more sense.
The result is an outstanding SUV that gives rivals such as the Nissan X-trail and pricier Land Rover Discovery Sport a hard time. Part of the Kodiaq’s appeal is that it’s so keenly priced in modest trim levels, but don’t think that means Skoda has cut corners. The interior is well screwed together, hi-tech and logically laid out, and there’s plenty of space. What’s more, the Kodiaq is sharp to drive, with strong engines and good comfort. Four-wheel drive is available on both petrol and diesel variants. Price range: £22,190-£35,135 Our pick: 2.0 TDI SE (£28,775) Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl diesel, 148bhp Transmission: 6-spd man, permanent 4WD Top speed: 121mph Economy: 51.4mpg CO2: 144g/km