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Old 07 January 2022, 14:49   #1
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Kodiaq or Tiguan?

We have a dilema!
Boat & trailer weighs 1867kg and we need a car that can deal with that.
The only 2 vehicles on Sarah's company car list that can tow 2000kg are the Skoda Kodiaq and the VW Tiguan (both automatic, and diesel (unfortunately!))
The Skoda Kodiaq has a whole forum based on how rubbish it is at towing, though no models or manual/auto are mentioned. So here's asking for your thoughts and opinions. No other cars can be considered, just these two. Cheers for your thoughts and expreience
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Old 07 January 2022, 15:59   #2
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Practical caravan didn't detest the Skoda.
The nose weight is low. That may be why some people have issues - so it depends if you know your nose weight.

Also the car weighs less than 2T, so people who are used to only doing 85% of kerb weight will say it's too light...
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Old 08 January 2022, 08:13   #3
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Hi Steve,
I have a Kodiaq, and would thoroughly recommend it. It tows my RC585 very easily with decent fuel consumption, and is a very comfortable car for every day use. Loads o useful space inside

Underneath they are the same car, I think the Kodiaq is far better value, but some would diss the Skoda badge for the VW one and pay the premium.

PM me if you want a chat about it

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Old 09 January 2022, 17:16   #4
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We had a Kodiaq VRS TDi for a short time, fantastic to drive but not great on fuel.
It had the factory tow bar and it wasn’t the best tow vehicle we’ve had. Towing the RIB with it, the boat was certainly pushing the car around which was quite surprising.

There was some issue with both models being unable to tow if certain options where combined, I can’t recall which combos though.

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Old 09 January 2022, 19:03   #5
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I have 67 plate 2.0l D SE.

Avg 30mpg when towing 50mpg + when not...far better than my old X-trail

The factory towbar is electronic & retractable....expensive option and rubbish idea when going close to saltwater. I fitted a towbar independently, which has also saved 3 vehicles driving into my rear bumper in traffic queues!

What is worth getting is reversing camera...allows first time hook up to tiailer every time.

Thoroughly recommend the Kodiaq.
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