Skoda Kodiaq (2017) and Superb (2016) in comparison test, prices – Big and Bigger

This SUV Skoda is doing well: The Kodiaq sets up where the starts Superb space. We compared the big SUV with his technical brother.

Skoda Kodiaq (2017) and Superb (2016) in comparison: The two big Skoda
Skoda Kodiaq (2017) and Superb (2016) in comparison: The two big Skoda

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Berlin - where normally all about Audi, Skoda today is a focus. Our test Kodiaq parked during a mission in front of the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt between A3, A4 and TT. A crowd of people huddled around the SUV. If this is the new, the curious Audianer want to know. And with what Audi could be compared to.

The answer: Technically, the next Q3. The size goes towards Q7, at least inside. Real competition, there are mainly in-house. The Kodiaq is at Skoda something like the SUV version of the Superb. Both cars are similar in size, drives and price.

We have Kodiaq with our current life tester, a Superb sedan compared. Both the diesel and DSG, but with differences in performance and drive. And we note: The Kodiaq is an important addition to the top - literally.

Dimensions and space: Huge. Both

Skoda Superb side view: Pretty long. 4.86 of apron to apron, 2.84 meters wheelbase Skoda Superb side view: Pretty long. 4.86 of apron to apron, 2.84 meters wheelbase Source: MOTOR-TALK Because even a huge car has its limits. 4.86 meters in length, 2.84 meters wheelbase and compact engine concept of the Skoda Superb in the interior is greater than most of the models from the upper-middle class. 1950 liters maximum load (in combination) not even make the current Mercedes E-Class (S213). But for more than five people are in no place Superb. Not in the Combi and certainly not in our limousine. Since the Kodiaq must ran.

Builds significantly higher. SUV up. With 1.67 meters, it dominates the Superb by 20 centimeters. Enough to distribute a lot of space up and to refrain in length. 4.70 meters measures the large SUV, so a good bit less than the Superb. Nevertheless, he invites up to 2,065 liters, as a seven-seater nevertheless still 2,005 liters. With capped seating 270 liters remain.

The rear seat in Kodiaq can shift. it is still tight at the back, only children sit well. In the second row, both cars offer plenty of space, especially at the knees.

Interior and finish: Clear and practical

The situation is similar at the forefront. In Kodiaq and Superb it sits comfortably - straight and tall with good vision, more cozy thoughts straggle in Superb in Kodiaq. Visually the cockpit, functional but hardly differ. Ergonomics and operation are impeccable, the feel is fine.

Skoda Kodiaq side view: With the SUV 4.70 length is comparatively compact, the wheelbase is 2.79 meters Skoda Kodiaq side view: With the SUV 4.70 length is comparatively compact, the wheelbase is 2.79 meters Source: MOTOR-TALK In view and reach Skoda used under foam plastics. can piano argue, hard plastic near the ground is hardly noticeable - especially as steering wheels, armrests and DSG gear selector pleasant feel. The fact that the Superb was a few years older than the Kodiaq, you hardly notice.

Radio, infotainment and assistance: touchscreens and some autonomy

Larger differences are there again until the Infotainment. Here half a generation continues the Kodiaq. In it, the current version of the navigation system with up to works 9.2 inches diagonally and almost completely without buttons. The navigation system in the Superb is building the same size and still has real buttons on the sides. For facelift that will change. Until then we are happy about haptic feedback, but missing online features.

Support and help to the big Skoda models equally well. However, the most cost charge. Optional hold Kodiaq and Superb distance and track, help you stay awake, parking and simplify inviting with its electrical tailgate. In the SUV there is an additional driving modes for the terrain. The change characteristics of ABS and transmission to get better through the mud. If it actually drives there to Kodiaq.

Drive: Common engine range

Skoda Superb trunk: The Superb already invites sedan sufficient luggage a Skoda Superb trunk: The Superb already invites sedan sufficient luggage a Source: MOTOR-TALK Technically, Superb and Kodiaq hardly differ. Both are based on the same platform and have similar engines and transmissions range. Our test went very Kodiaq SUV equipped with all-wheel drive and 150-horsepower engine volume (2.0 TDI). Our Superb (also 2.0 TDI) drives with 190 hp to the front wheels only. The motors provides Skoda in two cars.

The biggest difference: In Kodiaq the seven-speed dual clutch transmission ( "DQ500") works. The Superb yet switched with six gears ( "DQ250"). The variant in Kodiaq felt in the test more spontaneously, tuning and switching operations agree with both. The Superb gets expected to facelift the successor transmission ( "DQ381").

Despite all the similarities, there are differences when driving. The Kodiaq is higher and heavier, faster and therefore slows down. In our duo this is due to the different engines. With the same drive (150 hp, all-wheel), the Superb still about a second in the sprint and 20 km / h in the final speed ahead.

In everyday life, it does not bother. The drives are well suited to the cars and never feel weak or overwhelmed. When cold, diesel nailing. After a few minutes only a slight growl internal matters.

Skoda Kodiaq Interior: The Kodiaq has a separate cockpit and builds inside far up Skoda Kodiaq Interior: The Kodiaq has a separate cockpit and builds inside far up Source: MOTOR-TALK The heavy four-wheel drive and the high construction make the Kodiaq but thirsty. On a commute into the area surrounding Berlin he consumed 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers - a good half a liter more than the Superb. On the highway is 1.5 liters between sedan and SUV: At long range (up to 160 km / h) injected the Superb smooth seven liters per 100 kilometers one who Kodiaq eight and a half.

Suspension and steering: direct or leisurely

With the chassis it is similar. The high center of gravity in Kodiaq falls on, but barely disturbing. The SUV springs comfortable without being spongy or restless. In comparison, the Superb feels direct. Clear: This SUV has to heave more mass around the corner. has arrived to the steering command throughout the body, it takes longer. Sports nobody should expect anyway. Long distance, both good.

Conclusion, equipment and prices

Our comparison shows: The Kodiaq does Skoda good. The SUV complements the Superb at key points. It can accommodate seven people, grabs bulky luggage and builds relatively compact - in the city's shorter and barely wider SUV is the better choice. The Superb driving more agile and more economical. Place missing here too often, whether limo or Combi.

The Skoda Kodiaq comes as a 7-seater. At the back sit children well The Skoda Kodiaq comes as a 7-seater. At the back sit children well Source: MOTOR-TALK Priced the two are neck. Between Kodiaq and Superb Combi, each with 150 PS diesel, are 690 Euro base price. Special equipment cost the same, the engine range is almost identical. When Kodiaq Skoda focuses more on the all-wheel drive. So decide to purpose or taste: The Kodiaq for more than five people, the Superb for the long haul.

The Skoda Kodiaq starts at 26,150 euros. There are 125 gasoline-hp, front-wheel drive and manual transmission. The tested drive configuration is at least 34,590 euros. The Superb begins as a sedan with 25,750 euros, also with 125 horsepower and front wheel drive. The big diesel costs at least 35,850 euros, the combination rear another 1,000 euros extra.

For both cars we recommend Abstandstempomat, parking sensors and a business package "Amundsen". In the Kodiaq also includes LED light. In Superb there are only xenon. For this, an off-road package is available - if it should be just a little dirt road and not an SUV.

Specifications: Skoda Superb and Skoda Kodiaq

  • Model: Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI DSG Sportline
  • Engine: 2.0 TDI with SCR catalytic converter
  • Transmission: six-speed double clutch gearbox, rear wheel drive
  • Power: 190 hp (140 kW) at 3,500 to 4,000 rev / min
  • Torque: 400 Nm at 1750 to 3250 rev / min
  • Top speed: 235 km / h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 7.7 s
  • Consumption, according to NEDC: 4.5 l / 100 km
  • Length: 4.86 m
  • Width: 1.86 m
  • Height: 1.47 m
  • Wheelbase: 2.84 m
  • Trunk: 625-1760 l
  • Weight: 1,505 kg
  • Tank volume: 66 l
  • Test car price (list): 48,948.98 Euros
  • Model: Skoda Kodiaq Style 2.0 TDI DSG 4x4
  • Engine: 2.0 TDI with SCR catalytic converter
  • Transmission: seven-speed double clutch gearbox, all-wheel drive
  • Power 150 hp (110 kW) at 3500 to 4000 U / min
  • Torque: 340 Nm at 1750 to 3000 rev / min
  • Top speed: 194 km / h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 10.2 sec
  • Consumption, according to NEDC: 5.6 l / 100 km
  • Length: 4.70 m
  • Width: 1.88 m
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Wheelbase: 2.79 m
  • Trunk: 765-2005 l (sieves seater without spare wheel)
  • Weight: 1,740 kg
  • Tank volume: 60 l
  • Test car price (list): 50,019.98 Euros