It seems like everything is getting bigger these days. Our televisions are getting bigger, our phones are getting bigger, and our cars are getting bigger. And you know what? We’re all for it! The family saloon car has served us well, but squeezing four and a half humans into a sedan along with all the camping gear and the week’s provisions can be uncomfortable. That’s why so many people are choosing to buy a sports utility vehicle (SUV) for their family cars.
What is a Sports Utility Vehicle?
It’s somewhere between an oversized hatchback and a fully-fledged off-roader. They range in size but in general, they are bigger than a sedan and have a storage space that is part of the main cabin and is accessible via an upwards opening rear door. Where SUVs differ from off-road four-wheel drives is; they don’t have a transfer box, making them either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Whilst they’re not as capable of taking on extreme off-road conditions, they are, on the other hand, more affordable and much more practical for day-to-day urban driving than their bush-bashing bigger brothers.
Why the Skoda Karoq is the Perfect Family Car
This car is enjoyable to drive and boasts a spacious trunk along with impressive seating, flexibility, and more.
There are a few SUVs in the Skoda range, all of which are excellent cars, but for the moment we’re going to focus on the Skoda Karoq.
One of the finest in its class of small SUVs, the Skoda Karoq is like a little brother to the larger Kodiaq, combining the spaciousness of a big car with the performance of a compact car and the features of a luxury car. It really is the best of all worlds in that regard. Skoda’s mission with the Karoq was to make it appealing to every type of motorist, and we think that’s exactly what they’ve achieved.
Skoda Karoq Exterior
The Karoq style combines off-road ruggedness with a look that oozes performance. Its aggressive front end compliments its sleek lines and trim levels to produce a great-looking car that utterly convinces you that it’s going to be an empowering and comfortable place in which to sit.
On the list of priorities for many families who are buying a new car, interior space tends to rank high. Parents of children need a spacious family SUV that can handle all of life’s occasions, whether that’s camping trips, the weekend’s sports activities or simply doing the shopping. In addition to all this space, the Skoda Karoq features the Varioflex system which allows the rear seats to be folded or removed entirely to create a massive boot space, should the need arise.
It also comes with standard equipment that would make most luxury cars blush. It has a fabulous 8-inch infotainment system which can be upgraded to a massive 9.2-inch. This infotainment system includes full mobile phone connectivity through Apple Carplay or Android Auto and includes a fully integrated steering wheel to help the driver keep his or her eyes on the road.
Combined with some clever space-saving solutions such as the rear armrest cup holders and the centre console’s jumbo box, this spacious and feature-rich interior makes those long trips as comfortable as ever.
Of course, this is an extremely important thing to consider when choosing a car, especially for family buyers with precious cargo to transport.
The new škoda Karoq has all the safety features you can poke a stick at. It comes standard with seven airbags, including front driver and passenger airbags, front and rear head airbags, side airbags for the front seats and passenger seats, and a knee airbag for the driver.
On top of the airbags are some pretty sophisticated driver assist features to help the driver avoid a potential accident in the first place.
Standard features include:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Multi-collision brake
- Crew protect assist
- Front assist with city emergency brake
- Manoeuvre assist
- Adaptive lane assist
- Emergency assist
- Traffic jam assist
- Park assist
- Matrix beam function
All of these features are cleverly designed to help the car avoid obstacles and other road users that may present safety hazards. Along with the airbags, these safety features make all the options in the Karoq range extremely safe on the road and that is why it has been awarded a 5-star ANCAP rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.
If you’re still not convinced about the Skoda Karoq, then wait until you read about the best part—the price.
There are two models in the new Karoq range—the Style, and the Sportline 4×4. Starting at $43,990 and $50,990 respectively, these compact SUVs represent incredible value for money. Not many vehicles on the market give you that much car for that little money.
So, if this all sounds pretty good, why not book a test drive and judge yourself? We guarantee once you’ve driven a Skoda Karoq, there will be no turning back!