Comparison - Skoda Karoq 4×4 2018 - vs - Lexus NX 300h AWD 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
22,600
Updated: 
27 Sep 2018
38,335
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.80gals
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: 
Eminent white pearl
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Silver Lining Metallic
#A8A8A9
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Autumn Shimmer
#653627
Blue Vortex Metallic
#653627

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

There's only one version of the 2018 Lexus ES 300h, but a couple of option packages are worth considering. The Premium package is inexpensive yet adds appealing luxury touches such as a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings and wood trim (a definite upgrade over the standard piano black pieces).

PROS
Efficient hybrid powertrain returns high fuel economy
Luxurious interior with impressive fit and finish
Plenty of rear legroom, even for tall passengers
Lots of standard driver aids, and plenty of optional ones

CONS
Lots of noise while the electric motor recharges the battery
Enform app suite is a poor substitute for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Grabby brakes make it difficult to slow down smoothly
Infotainment system's controller is frustrating to use

By: 
edmunds.com

If you’re after a smooth, quiet, roomy, comforting luxury sedan that’s still good value, the 2018 Lexus ES may be one of the better choices.

Pros
Silent interior
40-mpg hybrid model
Larger inside than you’d think
Smooth ride
Engine pep

Cons
Brake feel could be better
Remote Touch interface clumsy, distracting
Grille doesn’t gel with rest of car
No Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Interior design
Bright instruments
No touch-sensitive panels
App-compatible multimedia system

Cons
Overpowering spindle grille
Remote Touch interface
Leather upholstery not standard
Unremarkable hybrid gas mileage estimates

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.60mpg
33.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
48.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 000rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
33.40Feet
39.80Feet

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
Audio and cruise 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
Keyless ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.50in
182.30in
Width: 
72.40in
73.60in
Height: 
63.10in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
103.80in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.10
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
53.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1455lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.30cu.ft
16.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
28.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
18.70degrees
24.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3084.00lbs
4180.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reading lights rear
Chrome interior door handles
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

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
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
17 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
Wheel bolts with anti-theft protection
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Emergency Service
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Package
Premium Package
Luxury Package
Navigation Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Protector
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Mudguards
Power Back Door
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Door Edge Guards
LED Headlamps
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Body Side Moldings
Paint Protection Film By 3M
Alloy Wheel Locks
18" Wheels W/All-Season Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Carpet Cargo Mat
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Compass
Key Gloves

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black upholstery with red seams
#595959
Color: 
Creme Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#A08760
Flaxen Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#8E5F3F
Black Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#0C0E12