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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
43,730
Updated: 
12 Feb 2019
£
43,390
Updated: 
14 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.84gals
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Absolute Red
#9C2E36
Byzantin Gold
#B18748
Ink Blue
#676D87
Pearl White
#FDFCFD
Perla Nera Black
#111111
Andradite Brown
#614F4D
Platinum Grey
#918F92
Cumulus Grey
#A2A5AA
Polar White
#E7E9E8
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

DS7 Crossback will be the brand’s largest SUV This flagship model will boast bold styling and high-tech kit New DS Pilot autonomous driving features will be offered Advanced suspension promises excellent refinement.
The DS7 Crossback’s bold, angular styling should come as no great surprise considering DS’ extensive back catalogue of wild concept cars. From the intricate headlights with swivelling LED modules to its vast chrome-framed grille, this new car makes every attempt to stand out from the usual sea of restrained, business-like SUVs.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

DS promises a luxurious interior and generous standard kit for the 7 Crossback. On the exterior, it has a large, stylish front grille, wide air intakes and LED lights, all of which help to give the car an aggressive, sporty look, while it's full of tech inside, with a 12.0in infotainment touchscreen and a customisable digital instrument display. It should be practical, too, with seats for five with the promise of good head and leg room and a large boot.
DS is a very new name to the car industry, having been launched as Citroën's premium sister brand two years ago. Until now, though, it has only sold cars that were previously badged as Citroëns, so this mid-sized SUV will be the first true DS car.

By: 
whatcar.com

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 Info: 
Combined (L/km) (mpg - 8.4 (33.6)
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
221ft-lbs
at 1 900rpm
369ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
225hp
at 5 500rpm
235hp
at 4 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.10Feet
38.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Premium leather steering wheel
Premium leather gear knob
Cruise control with speed limiter
Electric power steering
Height & depth adjustable steering wheel
Rough road package (includes engine guard and underbody stone guard)
Progressive steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.00in
185.00in
Width: 
74.60in
74.00in
Height: 
63.90in
65.50in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
61.00cu.ft
68.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.50cu.ft
8.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3384.00lbs
4263.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Front seats with rear pocket
Heated front seats
Massage function for front seats
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Electric front seats, Electrically foldable rear seats backrest with central armrest (replaces ski flap)
Electrically adjustable front seat cushion
Front and rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Electrically adjustable rear seats backrest
40/60 split rear seats backrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Piloted suspension associated with a camera
Rear Suspension: 
Specific multi-link rear axle

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Automatic air conditioning
Automatic windscreen wipers, Odour filter
Cloth sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holder
Electrically folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlight

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 inch HD touchscreen
12.3 inch digital instrument cluster
8 speakers
Mirror Screen – with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto®
DS Connect Box – emergency & assistance system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Gloss Black front grille
Chromed DS WINGS
DS badge on the bonnet with chrome inserts
DS Monogram on the rear tailgate
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 inch
20"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lane Keeping Assist
Active Blind Spot Detection
Extended Traffic Sign Recognition
Driver Attention Alert
DS Park Assist (manual versions)