Comparison - Skoda Karoq 4×4 2018 - vs - Lexus ES 350 F Sport 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
22,600
Updated: 
27 Sep 2018
$
44,035
Updated: 
16 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ENERGY BLUE
#2C4151
CANDY WHITE
#F0F4F4
METEOR GREY
#AAB1B1
VELVET RED
#FF0000
EMERALD GREEN
#005A00
Cappuccino Beige Metallic
#857E76
magnetic brown metallic
#32150D
Quertz Grey Metallic
#474144
Color: 
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646b3
Caviar
#2e2e2e
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4f5052
Matador Red Mica
#720d14
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#bbbdba
Ultra White
#fafafa
Atomic Silver
#abaab8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Skoda’s smallest SUV is a comfortable, class-leading family car.

PROS
Very comfortable
Seriously practical
Generous standard kit
Finance offers are very competitive

CONS
Not as sharp to drive as some rivals
1.0-litre petrol engine struggles on motorways
Lack of super-low-emissions engine
Looks very similar to larger Kodiaq

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The Karoq is an accomplished crossover that will slot effortlessly into family life. It’s practical, comfortable, and packed with clever touches inside and out.

Pros
Roomy interior
Generously equipped
Cheaper than a Tiguan

Cons
Not as engaging to drive as rivals
DSG gearbox isn't the best
Less characterful than its predecessor, the Yeti

By: 
carkeys.co.uk

The Skoda Karoq is a spacious family car with a big boot. It’s easy to drive and comfortable – so long as you avoid the big wheels – but Edition models are expensive

Pros
Very practical
Solid build quality
Comfortable with smaller wheels

Cons
Big wheels amplify bumps
The 115hp petrol’s underpowered
Top-of-the-range model is expensive

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Lexus ES 350 Sedan models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 302 hp, depending on engine type.

Pros
Excellent ride quality, especially with the F-Sport's adaptive dampers
Surprisingly capable handling
Comfortable and mostly upscale interior for the price
Dramatically improved technology compared to the previous generation

Cons
A few interior plastics feel thin and cheap
Efficiency-first transmission doesn't match the F-Sport's character
Some controls require using the infotainment interface
Finicky infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
F Sport athleticism,
shapely sheetmetal,
gorgeous interior,
whisper quiet.

Cons
Vague hybrid steering,
leisurely standard-model dynamics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Lexus ES promises to be both sedate and sporty.

Pros
Best-looking ES ever?
F Sport looks promising
Apple CarPlay, finally!
Thrifty hybrid

Cons
No all-wheel drive
Will it really be sporty?
Infotainment controller could be complicated
Shoppers want crossover SUVs, which the ES is not

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.60mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
48.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 000rpm
302hp
at 6 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
33.40Feet
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
no
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: 
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: 
12V socket in boot
Boot package (2 folding hooks and nets)
Pollen filter
Storage on wheel cover
Four foldable roof handles, with clothes hooks rear
Pen holder
Ice scraper
Level indicator
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.50in
195.90in
Width: 
72.40in
73.40in
Height: 
63.10in
56.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.80in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.50
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
54.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1455lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.30cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3084.00lbs
3649.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Glovebox (illuminated and cooled)
Removable LED torch in the boot
Cargo elements in boot
Storage box in upper central dashboard - closed
Boot package

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Fabric upholstery
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat
Small leather package
Lumbar support for front seats
Two reading lights front (for driver and passenger
Small "bags" on inside of front seats
Foldable table on front seat backrests
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reading lights rear
Chrome interior door handles
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
four-link rear axle
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
Automatic headlight contro
Light assistant (including coming home, leaving home and tunnel light)
Umbrella under passenger seat
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto and MirrorLink
WLAN hotspot
9.2 inch touchscreens with colour graphic display
Smart link
Wifi
Usb port
Pioneer premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
USB connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black roof rails
Electrically adjustable, heated and foldable door mirrors with auto dimming and boarding spots
Body coloured door mirrors and handles
Privacy glass
Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
Front fog lights
Rear LED lights (low functionality)
Third brake light
Heatable rear windscreen
Front windshield wiper Aero incl. front wiper-speed switch with frequency selector
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
19 x 8.0 in.
Wheels more: 
Wheel bolts with anti-theft protection
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

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
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
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: 
Blind Spot Detect
Lane Assist
parking assistant
Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection
traffic-jam assistant
Seat belt reminder for all seats
Seat belt signalisation
Seat belt pre-tensioner
Three three-point seat belts rear
Front assist radar scanning of the space in front of the car, automatic braking
Pedestrian monitor
Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
Tyre repair kit
Driver fatigue sensor
Safety Reflectors on front doors
Warning triangle in boot
ESC (incl. ABS+MSR+ASR+EDS+HBA+DSR+RBS+MKB)
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
lane departure warning accident avoidance system
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Navigation Package
Navigation w/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Exterior Options: 
Triple Beam LED Headlights
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Illuminated Trunk Sill
Door Edge Film by 3M
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Hands-Free Power Open and Close Trunk
Interior Options: 
F SPORT Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Wireless Charger
F SPORT Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Net
Key Gloves w/F Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Mark Levinson Audio
Key Gloves w/Lexus Logo
10.2" Head-Up Display (HUD)
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
Power Rear Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black upholstery with red seams
#595959
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721