Used Car of the Year 2022: Skoda Karoq
No matter how you look at it, the Karoq has something for everyone. Whether you want practicality, value, style, low running costs or driving satisfaction, this SUV delivers.
The recent rise in used car prices means that bargains are increasingly hard to come by, but even so the Skoda is a lot of car for your cash. In fact, it’s deceptively spacious, with a sharply styled exterior hiding an interior packed with clever features and the neat packaging that we’ve come to expect from the brand.
Yet the Karoq combines all this with real premium appeal. Not only is the cabin smartly designed, it’s also solidly constructed and full of top-notch materials. This is a feeling that’s enhanced by the advanced tech, plus you benefit from confidence-inspiring safety aids.
On the move, the Skoda serves up a superb balance of ride and handling. Its compact size means it feels at home in the city, and it’s a relaxing companion on the motorway.
There’s no weak link in the engine line-up either, although the 113bhp 1.0-litre petrol’s punch and economy make it a top choice. And unlike some SUV-shaped rivals, there’s even the option of four-wheel drive in the Karoq.
Find a clean, well cared-for example and the Karoq will have all your bases covered. So, hats off to the Karoq, the thoroughly deserving Used Car of the Year 2022.