Can a Skoda Kodiaq tow a caravan?

In this article, we will answer the following question: Can a Skoda Kodiaq tow a caravan? We review this Skoda model and tell you how it feels on the long road.  

Can a Skoda Kodiaq tow a caravan?

Skoda Kodiaq is a large SUV that can tow any caravan up to 2000 kilograms. Bonus: The trunk volume of the car is 720 litres, which means that there is enough space for a lot of luggage. Also, the comfort provided to the driver over long distances is very good, the seats being very comfortable and the armrest adjustable in height.

Skoda Kodiaq Towing Capacity

Car make and modelBraked Towing CapacityUnbraked Towing Capacity
Kodiaq 1.5 TSI 150 PS ACT1,800/1,800 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 1.5 TSI 150 PS DSG 4×4 ACT2,000/2,000 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG SCR2,000/2,000 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 PS 4×4 SCR1,950/1,950 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG 4×4 SCR2,300/2,300 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 TSI 190 PS 4×4 DSG2,200/2,200 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 190 PS DSG 4×4 SCR2,300/2,300 KG750 KG
Kodiaq 2.0 BiTDI 239PS 4×4 DSG1,750/1,750 KG750 KG

Review Škoda Kodiaq – a family SUV

The Skoda brand is one of the most popular car brands and a very popular one. This immediately impacted the new Kodiaq model. Before going into details, we must mention that the car is working great and that our expectations were far exceeded!

performances

The Kodiaq Style TDI 4 × 4 DSG impressed us in particular, with a maximum power of 150 hp, with a torque of 340Nm and which complies with Euro 6 pollution regulations. The gearbox is of the DSG type (dual-clutch transmission) with 7 speeds.

The car is also equipped with Eco-mode for the city and changes speed up to 2000 laps, but has a very good reaction to kick-down, but in sport mode there is no noticeable difference from Eco mode to instant reaction, differing just by the fact that the speed is changed at 4500 rpm. In conclusion, the gearbox has a small delay for sport mode.

The manufacturer announced an average mixed consumption of 5.6 l / 100km, but we obtained 6.7 l / 100km and urban consumption of 6.7 l / 100km, and we obtained in Comfort mode 9.8 l / km and in Eco mode 8.4 l / km. 

Kodiaq was tested this year by EURONCAP where it obtained 5 safety stars, see here. For the safety of adults in the car, he obtained a percentage of 92%, for the safety of children of 77%, and for the safety of pedestrians of 71%.

This version comes well equipped. Here are some optional systems:

  • Crew Protect Assist – proactive system for driver and passenger protection;
  • Driver fatigue detection;
  • Lane assistant and Blind spot detection;
  • Parking assistant;
  • Travel assistant and traffic sign recognition;
  • Rear side airbags.

The model is equipped with the Amundsen MIB2 navigation system with a colour touch-screen (which is super cool, in addition, we were very pleased with the clarity of sound), AUX-IN, USB, SD card reader and Europe maps included, including Smartlink +.

We also find Skoda Connect Care Connect, SunSet (rear side windows and tinted rear window), Start-Stop, front / rear electric windows, leather-wrapped multifunctional heated steering wheel (radio controls, telephone and gearbox selection paddles DSG), electrochromic interior mirror, heated seats including for rear passengers, rain sensor and heated windshield nozzles.

Also very useful are the 230 V socket and USB in the rear centre console, DAB (visual audio reception), Area View (360-degree infrared view – optional premium class!) And the outdoor LED package and Intelligent Light Assistant (automatic activation/deactivation of road lights).

With Skoda Kodiaq on the road

With the 4 × 4 Skoda Kodiaq, the Driving Mode Selection system is very useful, which includes Dynamic Chassis Control and the Off-Road function. The trunk volume is 720 litres, which means that there is enough space for a lot of luggage.

There is enough space in the back for 3 people, including the legs for taller people. However, we do not know what the 7-seater version looks like, probably in addition to the smaller trunk and the foot comfort of the rear passengers is lower. Also, the comfort provided to the driver over long distances is very good, the seats being very comfortable and the armrest adjustable in height.

The steering wheel is covered in leather and its manoeuvrability is to my liking. The gearbox is covered in leather, giving a touch of elegance to the car.

The storage spaces inside are sufficient and very useful (including the trunk net), on one thing we are sceptical about – the material used on the doors in the storage place is very difficult to maintain, imitating velvet. Family pack contains – trash can, sun visor rear windows, electrically operated child safety rear doors.

Because they went out of print, we are especially delighted with the design of the pedals (sport pedals), paddles, the volume control button and the signalling of the telephone holder.

The appearance of the interior is of note 20, both in terms of design (the selected upholstery is available at no extra cost – Fabric, Beige, flat board colour – black/beige), and in terms of most of the materials used in the interior that they are of very good quality.

The Czechs also excelled at the driver’s visibility both in front and behind.

Speaking about the exterior of the car: The first impression – the superb design, the second impression – the superb colour (Magnetic Brown), the third impression – an electronic all-wheel-drive system that offers high traction, stability and driving safety can be selected by a simple push of one button).

The only thing we don’t quite like is the visibly plastic front grille.

The optional features we noticed are: silver longitudinal trunk bars, LED daytime running lights, projector headlights, Follow-me-home system, fog lamps, camcorder video camera, automatic locking system and taillights with LED.

Conclusions

In conclusion, the 4.70m long SUV is a true all-rounder. I can say that I like the way Skoda Kodiaq behaves. But I don’t see it as a city SUV, sporty, but rather a family car. 

Yes, I know it sounds more ominous, but it has all the advantages: enough space for those with more than two children, enough space in the trunk, safe road holding and ok manoeuvrability in the city. Especially, if you are late with the little ones at school, I recommend it. 

Pluses:

  • good manoeuvrability
  • enough space for 5 adult passengers and two children
  • large trunk volume
  • heated front seats
  • fully electronic climate control system
  • almost all the sensors you need on the car
  • successful design.

Minuses:

  • high price
  • the diesel engine requires a stronger depressing of the accelerator pedal
  • engine sound raised at idle when the radio volume is high.

What do you think of the Skoda Kodiaq? Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments on the content. 

FAQ on Can a Skoda Kodiaq tow a caravan?

What weight can a Skoda Kodiaq tow?

A Skoda Kodiaq can tow up to 2000 kg. It makes it a great car for towing a caravan trailer or camping. Besides, it’s a pretty large SUV and great for long roads.

Can a Skoda Yeti tow a caravan?

With a maximum towing capacity of 2000 kg, a Skoda Yeti would pass the test for towing a caravan.  The 140-horsepower “stud” is a sufficiently large capacity for a 1,545 kg crossover like the Yeti, regardless of the tread, and pulls seriously only after 2,000 rpm. 

What are the legal requirements for towing a caravan?

The legal requirements for towing a caravan is to have a Category B drivers licence. You can pull a trailer or a caravan as long as both vehicles’ combined weight is not more than 3500 kg or 7.71 pounds.

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