2017 Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen Tiguan: Differences comparison

The 2017 Skoda Karoq replaces the Yeti, and is based on the Volkswagen Tiguan. See the differences between the siblings in this side-by-side comparison.

2017 Skoda Karoq - front, silverKaroq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - 2.0 TDI R-Line, white, frontTiguan G2
Although the Karoq rides on the same MQB platform as the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan, and despite earlier rumours, the two cars don't share a single body panel.
2017 Skoda Karoq - rear, silverKaroq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - 2.0 TDI 4MotionTiguan G2
The Karoq looks like a scaled down Kodiaq, and has a much sharper and more distinctive body than the bland, but much improved, Tiguan.
2017 Skoda Karoq - infotainmentKaroq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - dashboardTiguan G2
The two cars will have different dashboards and interior styling, although full images of the Karoq's cabin haven't been released.
2017 Skoda Karoq - DCT Karoq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - dashboardTiguan G2
Both the Tiguan and Karoq will share a range of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
2017 Skoda Karoq - LED headlampsKaroq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - 2.0 TDI 4MotionTiguan G2
The Karoq's headlights are said to be inspired by Czech crystal work.
2017 Skoda Karoq - LED taillampsKaroq G1
Volkswagen Tiguan (Mark II) - 2.0 TDI 4Motion, rearTiguan G2
Like the Kodiaq, the Karoq has sharp lines.
2017 Skoda Karoq - rear, whiteKaroq G1
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB - side, redTiguan G2 LWB
For now, the Skoda Karoq is only available as a five seater. The Tiguan, on the other hand, is available in both SWB and LWB forms, with the latter having seven seats and three rows.


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