Comparison - Škoda Kodiaq SE 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2016

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Average Price: 
33,619
Converted from British pounds
Updated: 
10 Apr 2017
58,729
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2016
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Petrol Blue metallic
#184454
Magnetic Brown metallic
#32150D
Black Magic Pearl Effect
#111111
Business Grey metallic
#AAB1B1
Moon White Metallic
#E5E5E5
Cappuccino Beige Metallic
#857E76
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#C8CCCC
Quartz Grey Metallic
#474144
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#878785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There are plenty of seven-seat SUVs to choose from if you've got a large budget, but what if you're looking for something that's got all the space but is more reasonably priced? Well, then the Skoda Kodiaq should be on your shortlist, because its attractive entry-level price certainly makes it appealing to big families looking for value for money.
It's actually Skoda's first ever seven-seater car, and its first large SUV. It shares some of its underpinnings with other VW Group SUVs including the Audi Q2, Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan, but the larger Kodiaq is more of a rival for the Nissan X-Trail, while the higher-end and pricier versions compete with the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and even Land Rover's Discovery Sport.
The entry-level versions of the Kodiaq come with five seats as standard, but it’s the seven-seat versions that have by far the most appeal. Engine options range from a 121bhp 1.4 petrol all the way up to a punchy 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel, and there’s also a choice between front and four-wheel drive and manual and automatic (DSG) gearboxes.

By: 
whatcar.com

The Kodiaq is the first seven-seater for the Czech manufacturer, and the start of a rollout of SUV models due to hit showrooms over the next four years.
Kodiaq is named after the Kodiak bear which inhabit the Kodiak islands in Alaska. For some handy dinner table trivia, the car is spelt with a ‘q’ not a ‘k’ as a tribute to Alaska’s native Alutiiq people who identify an animal by ending its name with a ‘q’. That and there’s already a Chevrolet Kodiak and, you know, lawyers.

Pros
Practical, spacious and clever - like a Skoda should be
Comfortable seats, and comfortable ride
Upmarket interior, especially the touchscreen

Cons
Front design perhaps a little awkward
Lacklustre midrange response from both engines
Third row quite tight

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech company’s first seven-seater SUV and a real reason to worry for rival models such as the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.
The Kodiaq strikes a good balance when it comes to offering comfort and agility. Well, ‘aglie’ might be too strong a word, but for a car of this size, the big Skoda suffers from little body roll even if you power through corners quickly. More important is the cosseting ride, which you get in all but 19-inch wheeled models. It shields passengers from big bumps and broken road surfaces, with only smaller high-frequency jolts catching the chassis out. We drove a model with 19-inch wheels and although the ride wasn’t uncomfortable, you did feel most bumps in the cabin.

Pros
Superb build quality
Hugely practical interior
Seven-seat option

Cons
Stiff ride with big wheels
Some wind noise at motorway speed
Top-spec diesel noisy

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
44.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 5 500rpm
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
148hp
at 6 000rpm
302hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
LIGHT ASSIST
AUTO-DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR
SUNSET GLASS
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.90in
189.10in
Width: 
74.10in
84.30in
Height: 
66.00in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
11.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.90in
114.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3296.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL WITH HUMIDITY SENSOR AND CONTROL
RAIN AND LIGHT SENSORS
SUNSET GLASS
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
FOUR ADDITIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS
BOLERO RADIO WITH 6.5" TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
HEADLIGHT WASHERS
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Remote sunroof operation
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
19 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1C1C1C
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A6A4A3
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#534A48
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#AE9B8C
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#B9A697
Porcelain/Black Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#966F61
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#665D5B
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E1DAD6