Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Family Mid-Size SUVs Compared

Family SUVs are now available in various shapes and sizes. Each brand has its unique take on have a family SUV should be. In this week’s DubiCompare, two mid-size family SUVs go head-to-head that are made on either side of the pond. Here is a detailed comparison of the Honda CR-V and Skoda Kodiaq.

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Dimensions

Fuel Tank Capacity57L58L
Ground Clearance185mm190mm
Boot Space150L270L

From the above dimensions, the Kodiaq is clearly the larger of the two. It is slightly better in all measurements and provides a more practical cabin than the CR-V.

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Exterior Design

Side StepNoNo
Puddle LampsNoNo
Roof RailsYesYes
Body CladdingYesYes
Electric Boot-lidYesYes

The Skoda Kodiaq looks to be a bit more grown-up out of the two, which is better suited for a family SUV. That being said, the CR-V is not far off and can attract younger buyers.

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Interiors & Features 

Instrument Cluster7-inch Display10.25-inch Display
Infotainment9-inch Display10-inch Display
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlTri-zoneTri-zone
Ambient LightingNoNo
Rear DisplayNoneNone

Skoda has provided the Kodiaq with better equipment on-board and provides better convenience and comfort for passengers. There are a ton of optional extras to choose from as well. Again, the Honda CR-V finishes a close second in terms of interior features.

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Seats & Comfort

Seat Configurations7-seats7-seats
Middle Seat FoldingManualManual
Captain ChairsNoNo
One-touch TumbleYesYes
Cooled SeatsNoneFront
3rd Row Seat FoldingManualManual
Rear SunshadeNoYes
Seat MaterialLeatherLeather
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Boot Space (3rd Row Seats folded)581L630L
Boot Space (3rd Row Seats Up)150L270L
Umbrella StorageNoYes

Both Skoda and Honda have considered various situations that are encountered while being used as a family car. Several convenient features help the entire family sail through short and long journeys on both SUVs. It is a tie in this section.

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Engine & Performance

The Honda CR-V is available in the UAE with a single 1.5L petrol engine. On the other hand, Skoda offers the Kodiaq with two turbo-petrol engine options: 1.4L and 2.0L. We have considered the larger engine option, which is preferred by Kodiaq buyers in the UAE.

Capacity1.5L Turbo-Petrol2.0L Turbo-Petrol
Max Power188hp188hp
Peak Torque243Nm320Nm
[0 to 100km/h]9 seconds7.9 seconds
GearboxCVT7-speed DSG

The larger engine and the efficient DSG gearbox on the Kodiaq are tuned to offer performance. While the subdued powertrain on the CR-V caters to better fuel efficiency. 

However, if you are looking for a more efficient powertrain in Kodiaq, you can opt for the smaller 1.4L turbo-petrol engine that produces 147hp and 250Nm mated to a 6-speed AT. 

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Safety

Safety FeaturesCR-VKodiaq
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
360-degree CameraYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2
Park AssistNoYes

Apart from the almost auto-park convenient feature on the Kodiaq, both SUVs have a similar set of active and passive safety features

Honda CR-V Vs Skoda Kodiaq: Price

Honda CR-V Price & Variants:

The CR-V is available in 4 variants, which includes a touring variant. Here is a linked article discussing the variant-wise features of the CR-V.

DXAED 124,900
LXAED 126,900
EXAED 145,900
TouringAED 160,900

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Skoda Kodiaq Price & Variants:

The brand has not disclosed variant-wise details of the Skoda Kodiaq. However, according to the official website, prices for the SUV start at AED 138,000.

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