ŠKODA Kodiaq RS AWD SUV 2022 Review

Is the ŠKODA Kodiaq RS any good

Kodiaq RS – ŠKODA Kodiaq competes in the competitive seven seat SUV segment. I spent the week in the latest RS version and as always walked away impressed.


Priced from $74,990 drive away the Kodiaq comes with 2.0L turbo petrol engine that has power of 180kW and torque of 370Nm from as low as 1600rpm. This drives all four wheels through a 7 Sp DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox)

Its zippy enough with a 0-100kmh time if 6.6 seconds and top speed of 233kmh. On top of this its smooth, quiet and responsive to drive and provides a fun driver engagement.

The large central screen has crisp resolution and displays the drive mode select function amongst other features.


ŠKODA Kodiaq RS has some clever design features such as wireless smartphone charging and connectivity, virtual cockpit that is configurable and door edge protection that folds out when they open.

Rear seats are relegated to the occasional smaller occupant but there is plenty luggage space with hooks and a cargo net.

On top of that it’s packed with driver technology and safety features.

The Kodiaq RS additions include special 20 inch alloy wheels, sporty RS interior leather and black exterior highlights.

Kodiaq RS should be on your list for a fun, well priced, clever seven seat SUV

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ŠKODA Kodiaq RS central screen

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Driver engagement
  • Clever design features
  • Value for money
  • No head up display
  • Not really a DSG fan
  • Tight third row seats

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ŠKODA Kodiaq RS engine



Model Price$74,990 RDAP
Engine2.0L TSi 4Cyl Petrol
Drivetrain7 Sp Sports DSG AWD
Power180kW @ 6500rpm
Torque370Nm @ 1600-4300rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP (tested June 2017)
0-100kmh / Top Speed6.6 sec / 233kmh
CO2 Emissions257 g/km
Economy ADR7.5L/100km / 9.8 L/100k on test / 60L capacity
Servicing12Mth / 15000km
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km with 7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS interior

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
AWD/Towing Capability*6  (AWD 3/5 Towing 3/5 )
Value for Money9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS seating flexibility

Kodiaq RS Dimensions

Overall Length / wheelbase4699mm / 2791mm
Width / Height1882mm / 1665mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 194mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees)TBA
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle60 Litres / TBC
Boot Capacity Max / Min (L)2005 / 270L
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM1875kg / TBC / TBC
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating2000kg / 90kg


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2022 ŠKODA Kodiaq RS Upgrade details

  • New petrol engine: 2.0TSI 180kW
  • Full Matrix LED headlights with AFS
  • New 20″ SAGITTARIUS alloy wheels
  • Leather seats with ventilation in front
  • Space saving spare wheel
  • Animated indicators in rear
  • Luggage Nets
  • Welcome lights – ŠKODA logo

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS external features

Kodiaq RS Features

  • 3” Touch Screen Infotainment
  • Inbuilt Navigation
  • Basic Digital Display with 4.2” Multi-Function LCD
  • Digital Radio
  • 8 Speaker Harmon Kardon® Premium Sound System
  • Wired Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Artificial Leather Seats with Quilted Insert
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Power Drivers Seat with Power Lumbar
  • Smart Power Tailgate
  • LED Front Fog lights (MFR)
  • Electrochromic Inside Mirror (Auto Dimming)
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Doors & Tailgate)
  • LED Taillights (Bulb indicator & brake)
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • Remote Folding 2ndRow Seats

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS configurable driver instruments

ŠKODA Kodiaq RS Safety

  • Front Centre Airbag
  • Blind Spot Collision Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Assist
  • Lane Follow Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • AEB (Car/Ped/Cyc/Junction)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Electronic Park Brake
  • Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)
  • Rear View Camera
  • 8.6/10
    Rating - 8.6/10


Kodiaq RS – ŠKODA Kodiaq competes in the competitive seven seat SUV segment. I spent the week in the latest RS version and as always walked away impressed.

Kodiaq RS should be on your list for a fun, well priced, clever seven seat SUV

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.