Comparison - MG HS Excite 2020 - vs - Škoda Kodiaq vRS 2019

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
34,490
Australian Dollar
Updated: 
25 Feb 2020
£
43,390
Updated: 
14 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
#CF030F
#000000
#F6F4F7
#0066C3
#FFFFFF
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: 

The MG HS is a significant step forward for the brand in Australia, and it isn't just about the sharp pricing. It is a compelling competitor in the medium-SUV segment.

Pros
General feeling of quality, fit and finish is excellent
Cabin insulation and execution are well done
Value is unquestioned, including the warranty

Cons
1.5-litre engine is a little small for the medium-SUV segment
There is a slight torque hole off the mark that you do notice
Transmission is occasionally caught in the wrong gear when cruising

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Not only does the MG HS offer excellent value for money, it also has a classy interior and punchy performance if you’re prepared to work the engine for it. Although its infotainment system is laggy and its engine rather coarse when pushed, it’s well worth considering.

Pros
Cheap yet well equipped
Plush interior
Good ride and handling balance

Cons
Small boot
Coarse engine
Pricey PCP deals

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG HS is a practical family car that comes with a decent amount of standard equipment, but alternatives have more powerful engines that are cheaper to run.
The MG HS is the brand’s largest SUV and an alternative to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq. MG might not quite have the same brand kudos as these cars, but it makes a pretty good first impression.
At least you get cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, though, but you’ll have to fork out for a top-spec car if you want a reversing camera, LED headlights and a panoramic glass roof.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

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: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
City cycle (L/100km)-9.2 / Highway cycle (L/100km) - 6.2
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
369ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
159hp
at 5 600rpm
235hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet

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: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Unique shaped leather steering wheel
Heated rear window
Rough road package (includes engine guard and underbody stone guard)
Progressive steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.00in
185.00in
Width: 
73.80in
74.00in
Height: 
66.30in
65.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.10in
109.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.40cu.ft
68.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.30cu.ft
8.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3351.00lbs
4263.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Gloves box with illumination
Glasses box on the roof

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Smart key, keyless
Front and rear electric windows (4 windows one-shot up and down with antitrap)
Electric liftgate

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s 6-way manually adjustable seat
Passenger’s 4-way manually adjustable seat
PU and PVC seat
Front seat pocket
Driver’s seat manual lumbar adjustment
Front centre armrest with storage, slidable
Front and rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Seats Features: 
60 / 40 foldable rear seat
Angle adjustable rear seat – 2 stops
Rear arm rest with cup holder
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
McPherson Front Suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link Rear Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun visors with mirror and illumination
Rear air-conditioning vent
Dual-zone automatic climate contro
Electric air-conditioning control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Part virtual instruments
10.1’’ screen with colour radio
Front 2 USB ports
6 speakers
Navigation with GPS (colour
Smartphone connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlight with manual levelling
Headlamp auto lighting
High mounted brake light
LED taillamp-sequent illumination
Door mirrors with side indicator (LED)
Boneless wiper
Rain sensing wipers
Heated rear window
Shark fin antenna
Sidestep sill
Welcome lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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: 
Hill-start Assist Control
Driver’s seat belt reminder
Passenger’s seat belt reminder
Driver and passenger seatbelt 3 point and pretensioner and constant Load limiter
3 point rear seatbelt, two sides belt with pretensioner and Load limiter
Front row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash (Dynamic)
Rear row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash
Four doors and tail gate alarm system
Rear buffer beam
Lane Departure Warning
Traffic Jam Assist
Blind Spot Detection System
Intelligent Headlamp Control
Front Collision Warning