Comparison - Škoda Kodiaq vRS 2019 - vs - Kia Sportage SX Turbo 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
43,390
Updated: 
14 Oct 2019
$
35,150
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black magic pearl
#111111
Moon white metallic
#E5E5E5
Crystal black metallic
#000000
Brilliant silver metallic
#C8CCCC
Race blue metallic
#154A7E
Quartz grey metallic
#474144
Velvet red metallic
#D20000
Color: 
Pacific Blue
#4F5866
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Hyper Red
#9E212B
Burnished Copper
#965F3C
Black Cherry
#020202
Snow White Pearl
#FEFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#A5A6A8

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

The 2020 Kia Sportage ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride
Composed handling
Intuitive infotainment system
Roomy cabin with handsome materials

Cons
Below-average fuel economy estimates
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Kia Sportage hits with value and looks even if its performance and fuel economy slightly miss.

Pros
Good looks
Value at lower ends
Good safety equipment and results
Great warranty

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Adequate performance
Outward vision isn’t great
Not as spacious as some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

S Sunroof and Premium packages are no longer available.Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium packages take their place.

Pros
Smooth ride
Spacious front and rear seating
Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons
Lower fuel economy than some top rivals
Relatively modest cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, Kia tweaks the Sportage's already bold styling and adds more standard and optional features. While the exterior revisions aren't transformative, they give the Sportage a fresher and more assertive look than the previous year. Along with a new S trim level and different wheel designs, the interior receives some new content. Upgraded leatherette seats and wireless charging are now optional. Likewise, every cabin features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as an updated steering wheel and air-vent surrounds. The Sportage also adds more driver assists that include automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, driver-attention warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 000rpm
237hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
34.80Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
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: 
Rough road package (includes engine guard and underbody stone guard)
Progressive steering
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.00in
176.40in
Width: 
74.00in
73.00in
Height: 
65.50in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.80cu.ft
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
8.10cu.ft
30.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4263.00lbs
3765.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
320 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20"
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
SX Turbo Beige Interior Color Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Dual USB Charger
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Scuff Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B