ŠKODA KODIAQ has been named Best Seven Seater 2019 by online car website Auto Trader – seeing off a host of big name rivals to take top spot. The highly decorated large SUV comfortably outscored the competition with its interior and practicality being highlighted by owners.
The 2019 Auto Trader New Car Awards were decided by more than 63,000 real car owners rather than an editorial judging panel, so the winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles.
Visitors to the Auto Trader website were asked to rate their cars in 16 different categories, from reliability and performance to design and running costs. They were also asked to score their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.
Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “The KODIAQ ranked highly for ease of making use of all its space and how nice it is to drive. Owners also love how it looks, its features and accessories, reliability, safety features and how safe it feels when driving.”
ŠKODA models have traditionally performed very strongly at the annual Auto Trader Awards. The OCTAVIA was named New Car of the Year in 2018, while the OCTAVIA Estate took top honours in the estate car category.