That, combined with the smaller diameter wheels, means it’s even more comfortable than the Karoq. You also get slightly less road noise, although both cars are still admirably quiet.
You might expect the Karoq to suffer a performance deficit as a bigger, heavier car. Indeed, but the margins are so minimal you won’t really notice it. In the real world, both the Karoq and Octavia are quiet and smooth under normal circumstances, and satisfyingly bold when you need a bit more grunt for overtakes or quick escapes.
One thing is for sure: both cars are brilliant. Whether you prefer an SUV or a station wagon, they lead their respective classes, brimming with performance, quality and comfort.
But what is best? Well, when you add up our category results, it comes down to an absolutely dead heat. The SUV is more versatile, easier to use and drive, and maybe a little better equipped; the Estate, meanwhile, is cheaper to run, more comfortable and just a little smarter inside.
Really, they are horses for courses. If we had to pick a winner, by the closest margin we would choose the station wagon, which came out on top with a healthy combination of slightly better safety and greater environmental friendliness.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/best-family-cars-buy-2022-suv-estate-review-uk-skoda/ Which makes the best family car in 2022, SUV or conventional estate?