SEAT Tarraco vs Skoda Kodiaq vs Peugeot 5008 – Part 1

SEAT’S SUV range is filling rapidly in additional ways than one. Around 33% of the vehicles the brand sells are Ateca and Arona SUVs – and presently there’s another model that will help that extent further: the new Tarraco.

It’s a seven-seat leader model that is focused on purchasers who have just a tad more space and two or three additional seats, yet without forfeiting an upscale body shape. We’ve arranged two vital contenders to figure out which family load-lugger is the best enormous SUV.

The Skoda Kodiaq and Peugeot 5008 have been shut down rivals in our street tests throughout recent years. In diesel structure, the Skoda appears to be legit, while the Peugeot takes triumph with regards to petroleum power.

To match the Tarraco here we’re taking a gander at diesel renditions, so the Kodiaq is the one to beat. The SEAT has the right hardware to do as such, however, on the grounds that it depends on a similar stage as the Skoda, and the two vehicles share a considerable amount for all intents and purposes. However, there are a couple of unobtrusive contrasts, as we’ll find in the approaching pages.

Here we’ll figure out which model offers the best equilibrium of reasonableness, solace, running expenses, and an incentive for cash for purchasers after a seven-seat SUV.

SEAT Tarraco 

The Tarraco utilizes the flexible MQB design in its development, which is the very stage that supports the Skoda Kodiaq. SEAT’s more modest Ateca and even vehicles like the VW Golf are additionally founded on MQB. In this most recent SUV, the Spanish brand has picked MacPherson swaggers at the front and a multi-connect back pivot, which is a more complicated set-up than the twisted pillar at the rear of the 5008.

Our test Tarraco highlights a 2.0-liter diesel motor with 148bhp and a six-speed manual transmission, which sends drive to the front wheels as it were. It’s the very motor that is fitted to the Kodiaq, albeit the Czech model accompanies four-wheel drive.

A central element of these huge SUVs is that they offer space to situate seven individuals, with two additional seats in the boot that can be collapsed away when not being used.

The Tarraco’s inside utilizes a straightforward plan, yet at the same, it’s not ailing in quality. It doesn’t have the style or roused utilization of materials of the 5008, however, it’s comparable to the Kodiaq’s lodge and elements considerably more innovation, including a computerized instrument group.

Computerized dials are standard on SE Technology models, alongside a lot of other packs. There are 18-inch compounds, stopping sensors, voyage control, LED headlights, metallic paint, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment framework that offers a satellite route and cell phone network.


SEAT’S SUVs have so far been among the best drivers’ vehicles in their particular classes, so we had high expectations for the Tarraco – and it didn’t dishearten us.

At last, this is a huge SUV and hardly any purchasers will be keen on its dealing with capacity, yet it has a nice grasp, and body roll is sufficiently controlled to include certainty a winding street. It’s somewhat more controlled than the Skoda, yet is no less agreeable, while both are preferred secured over the 5008, which can feel a little disrupted thanks to its speedy guiding and additional body roll.

The Tarraco rides flawlessly generally and takes on truly uneven streets well overall. It’s just when the suspension arrives at the finish of its movement on hindrances and enormous potholes that you begin to see the development in the lodge.

It’s like the Kodiaq in such a manner, and both MQB models are greater at controlling unforgiving knocks than the 5008, in spite of the French model being for the most part agreeable.

SEAT’s seven-seater is additionally the most refined vehicle here since motor commotion is all around smothered at low speed, while wind and outside sound are lower at higher speed, as well. The 2.0-liter diesel is smoother and sounds less rough than the 5008’s 1.5-liter unit.

It likewise ended up being punchy in our presentation tests, on the grounds that the Tarraco was the fastest model from 0-60mph, requiring a sensible 10.3 seconds, and from 30-70mph through the cogwheels.

It dealt with a period of 9.8 seconds in that test, an entire two seconds quicker than the 5008 and 0.3 seconds faster than the Kodiaq. The SEAT and Skoda have the power advantage with their 148bhp motors (the 5008 has 129bhp), but on the other hand, they’re simpler to rapidly drive.

That is on the grounds that their gearboxes are both a lot slicker than the Peugeot’s, and their control is more exact.

While the two Volkswagen Group models drive likewise, the Tarraco is marginally calmer inside, which makes it the best vehicle in the driver’s seat here.


Every one of the three of these enormous SUVs has an additional two seats toward the back, however, not at all like some seven-seater MPVs, the Tarraco, Kodiaq, and 5008 aren’t open enough for grown-ups to sit easily in the third column.

The SEAT’s rearmost seats, as in the two opponents, are a piece challenging to get into, and even with the subsequent column set as far forward as it will go on its sprinters, there’s negligible legroom.

In any case, the third line offers adequate room for youngsters, and there’s a very sizable amount of head and legroom in the second column for grown-ups, particularly on the off chance that there’s no one sitting in the third column and the seats are hampered.

The seats all overlap level into the floor, and albeit the SEAT’s all-out boot space is the littlest here, at 1,775 liters (the Kodiaq has 2,005 liters and the 5008 has 1,940 liters), it’s cutthroat with the two adversaries with the second line set up, which is the way most purchasers utilize the boot.

There are 700 liters, which is somewhat more modest than the Kodiaq, and just two liters down on the 5008 in a similar design.


Euro NCAP as of late tried the Tarraco and granted it 97% in the Adult Safety classification as a component of its general five-star rating. It likewise scored exceptionally in the Safety

Help segment, which is consoling for any likely proprietors. It gets the path to keep help, stopping sensors and AEB as standard.

SEAT came fourteenth in the makers’ graph of our Driver Power 2019 fulfillment review, which was a mid-table outcome and behind both opponent brands.

Running costs

The Tarraco returned 44.7mpg on the test, which compares to a yearly fuel cost of £1,598 at current costs. The Kodiaq was somewhat more prudent, overseeing 48.9mpg, which works out at £1,460 every year, while the 5008’s 42.7mpg figure implies you’ll pay £1,674 per year.

Those results aren’t good enough for vehicles of this size, so we’d in any case suggest diesel power except if you don’t do numerous miles every year or live in an enormous city.

Analyzers’ notes: “The Tarraco is an enormous vehicle – at 4,735mm from front to back, it’s the longest model here – yet permeability from the driver’s seat is great, so it’s quite easy to put the Spanish seven-seater out and about.”

Peugeot 5008

The bigger 2.0-liter diesel 5008 performed well in our past test, yet we’ve attempted the 1.5-liter rendition this time. With a manual gearbox and seven seats to match its opponents here, it costs £30,450.

Design & engineering

The second-age 5008 continued on toward the producer’s most recent EMP2 stage, which additionally supports the more modest five-seater Peugeot 3008 and vehicles from sister brands Citroen and Vauxhall, for example, the C4 SpaceTourer MPV and Grandland X SUV individually.

With the change to the new design, the vehicle has totally changed its appearance, and keeping in mind that there are as yet seven seats, the 5008 is currently significantly more like an SUV as far as styling. There’s no four-wheel-drive model, however, and it depends rather on Peugeot’s Grip Control set-up (£470) that manages the footing control framework for free surfaces.

It utilizes MacPherson-style swaggers at the front and a twist bar at the back, so the Peugeot has a less complex set-up than its opponents. Here we’re taking a gander at the 129bhp diesel model, which is estimated to match the 148bhp diesel in the SEAT and Skoda.

Each 5008 model has a 12.3-inch computerized run show, as a component of the brand’s second-age I-Cockpit set-up. It sits over the directing wheel, which is strange, yet the wheel is little to permit you to see the screen over it. The set-up works best here out of any Peugeot, on the grounds that the driving position is high, so the wheel doesn’t impede your view.

In Allure trim, as tried here, you get a lot of hardware, including 3D sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio, environment control, a switching camera, 18-inch combination haggles Safety in addition to pack (which has vulnerable side discovery and path keep help).

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