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Car Review - Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI Style (A)
21 Dec 2018  |  Skoda Reviews
The Skoda Karoq's clever storage solutions, useful safety features and competent powertrain make it a truly clever crossover for the family.
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Comparison Tests:
Honda HR-V 1.5 vs Skoda Karoq 1.5 vs Subaru XV 2.0i-S
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   Consumer Reviews of SKODA Karoq
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OVERALL RATING
 
5 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
3/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
4 out of 5 (80%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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5 Reviews

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jadesun
1st Gear
1 reviews
19 points
27 forum posts Joined on 02-Jan-2020
Style variant packed with features  Posted on 06 Feb 2020
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the showroom to view the karoq, sgcarmart compact crossover of the year. Compared to a Q2 which has the same DSG gearbox, the car is feature packed for it's selling price. The karoq driving style is definitely more comfort based, and has the latest 1.5 engine from volkswagen

Daniu82
6th Gear
2 reviews
3,026 points
1321 forum posts Joined on 07-Oct-2004
Value for money SUV  Posted on 16 Aug 2019
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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I just gotten this car for 1 month. Upgraded from a 1.6L sedan. Love the instant power coming from the 1.5L turbo engine and DSG. Super big boot and it comes with many practical design in the car. Heard many horror stories for the dry DSG DQ200 gearbox, only time will tell. But I love this car a lot now.

What I like
- instant power from the engine, super fast pickup and easily reach 70km/L
- big boot, very useful for couple with a young kid
- boot comes with hooks which you can hold lots of things
- decent price

What I do not like
- engine noise sometimes a bit loud
- price difference between ambition and style versions is quite big

choang
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
3 points
0 forum posts Joined on 29-Apr-2019
Great value IF the car didn't start to fall apart.  Posted on 29 Apr 2019
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I will not recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 2/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Collected this car just after easter break and have driven it for about two weeks.
The car is value for money IF everything was working as expected. My advice, check the car thoroughly and ensure everything is in order before driving away with the car. The Sales man won't respond and will direct you to aftersales.

After collecting my car, I noticed the leather seats were poorly fitted. Leather fitting on the front passenger seat was very loose. It was like the seat had lost 30kg and needed a skin remove surgery. The loose fitting in the rear seats resulted in the baby seat clips to fall off very easy. Contacted the Sales guy and was told that the I didn't know how to clip it. In my mind, I was thinking how difficult would it be to clip the plastic? I question if Skoda has quality assurance process in place before delivering the car to the customer.

As for the rattling noise,
Day 2 - Rear passenger seat
Day 5 - The rear book cover
Day 8 - Front passenger.

What I like
Overall it is a great car,
+Effortless to go to 60km/h even with 4 adult passengers.
+A lot of advance features (Only found out after driving the car)
+Nice compartments and useful nets.
+Car Play

What I do not like
+Aftersales
+Aftersales again
+Aftersales
+DSG Dry Clutch
+Android auto laggy and can only be connected by a USB cable.

Ano727
3rd Gear
1 reviews
276 points
131 forum posts Joined on 25-Oct-2006
Great Value-for-money Continental SUV  Posted on 05 Feb 2019
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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I did testdrive the Karoq last weekend. My impressions...

It appears to be a midsize SUV due to its muscular looking front grille, but in reality, a couple of inches shorter than VW Tiguan and Subaru Forester. Inside, it is very spacious, much more interior space and legroom than Honda Vezel/HRV and Toyota CHR. Compared to Mercedez GLA, either same or slightly more spacious than GLA.

Exterior look appears bigger than it really is, perhaps the way the body lines and contour give it a bigger silhoutte. Interior finish is quite good compared to Seat Ateca (which is its twin), specially with soft rubber and good mix of black piano finish and chrome sidings to the console and aircon vents. I felt the Ateca is more plasticky.

I tried the Ambition variant which is the lower variant than Style, but the features for the lower variant are already impressive. A lot of Auto features that I haven't tested each one of them during the test drive. For example, putting the lights on AUTO means it uses LED daytime running light by default, but automatically turns on the parking light and low-beam headlight when inside the tunnel, or it gets dark due to nightime or even when it was about to rain earlier. I thought it's quite smart.The start-stop system and start-stop engine works quite well and in harmony with the rest of other parts like the radio, the aircon, the locks, etc. Even locking and unlocking does not require taking out the remote key, and actually is quite smart how it's done. The provision of smart accessories like hooks where you need them, seats that can be reconfigured, nets to keep items in check, velcro floor holders preventing rollover of groceries, and even a penholder in the passenger compartment ensures there are no rolling noises. And under the passenger seat, there is a small umbrella. I think Skoda is quite good in these small "Creature comforts". The boot is extremely spacious, probably among best in its class, especially when rear seats are reconfigured.

Connecting to Carplay is such a breeze, very similar to VW and Audi cars I have used in the past. I can't say the same for Android Auto as I only brought iPhone today. Waze over Carplay worked well. The stock car radio is decent, just need to fiddle a bit with bass/treble settings.

Best of all, ride is very comfortable!

What I like
+ It feels effortless to go past 100kph. Braking was confident and felt sure.
+ Fuel consumption around Leng Kee area and Alexandra is 8 l/100km, brought it to highway and shows 6.28 liters/100km (
+ Good balance of comfort and handling.
+ Ambition variant is already feature loaded with a lot of advanced intelligence.
+ All leather seats, steering wheel, center handrest, rear aircon, cruise control, auto lights, auto engine start-stop, auto e-brake, intelligent lock/unlock
+ Lots of smart and clever compartments, hooks, nets, where you need them.
+ Attractive deal from my agent, hard to resist! :)

What I do not like
- This car uses 7-speed DSG dry clutch gearbox which historically had some issues, especially at around 75,00km mileage. VW claims it has already been addressed, and that Skodas from Czech has very limited reported issues on this. So only time will tell.
- 3yrs free services vs others offering 5yrs
- expensive services and parts after warranty
- 16-inch rims are ok, but 17 or 18 would look much nicer

Mervynwm
3rd Gear
118 reviews
280 points
65 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
Meet the sibling of Kodiaq named KAROQ.  Posted on 15 Nov 2018
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Went for the launch of Karoq and tested the Style variant.

First impressions is that its like a smaller version of Kodiaq (as this is a 5-seaters). Styling is pretty close to the Kodiaq as its meant to capture the crossover segment.

Seems missing the slit door protector that can only be seen in Kodiaq and not other range of Skoda models.

Interior was pretty normal and back seats comes with rear aircon, compared to some others that don't. Legroom is adequate only and headroom is ok if you are below 1.8m. Comes with only driver electric seats (strange).

Boot space seems small to my consideration too, in comparison to Vezel, Qashqai and other similar ones.

Features like blind spot assist, larger console screen (9.2 inches), paddle shifters similar to its elder sibling.

Drive off was good as it comes with high torque and gear changes are great too. Similar to Kodiaq as well.

Nimble drive too as a shorter car but Kodiaq drives as good too despite the larger and same engine too.

Overall, if you :

1. Want to own a SUV (where you are driving non SUV), this is the one to start off with a budget amount for conti.

2. Owns an Asian SUV and want a conti SUV of the same size, this is worth considering but only the Style one seems more visible to get.

3. Owns an Asian SUV and want to change another SUV, then Kodiaq is a likely better take as its like an upgrade from small SUV or crossover to a 5+2 or known considerable as a semi full size SUV.

What I like
Electric seats in Style (Driver only)
Drives like the Kodiaq 1.4L
7 Speed DSG (though 6 Speed no diff)
Electric Tailgate in Style
9 inches console

What I do not like
Smaller boot space
Price
Base model (Ambition) comes with Halogen lights
No all round sensors like Kodiaq 1.4L, only front and rear.
No Intelligent Parking System or IPASS.
No side door slit protect like Kodiaq.
Seats removable but need to store somewhere and put back later not visible.

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SKODA Karoq
4 stars - based on 5 reviews