This term should best describe what these cars offer in terms of practicality. Skoda cars have always been practical and this one is no less. Now given the car’s size and pricing, the basic practical bits are in abundance across all three rows.
There are two 1.0-litre bottle holders in every door and 500ml holders for the third row as well as the arm rest for the second row, dual glove boxes (lower is cooled) and even a front arm rest storage.
The rear windows get curtains while the third and second row fold nearly flat for what could only be described as a small closet’s worth of additional storage space. This is mostly standard across the segment and it is practicality that puts this car on par with its rivals.
However, it is the extra little details that are actually indicative of the kind of thinking that goes on at Skoda when it comes to practicality and useable bits. Take, for example, the little light that comes on when you open the hatch door. It detaches from its recess and becomes a nifty little LED torch.
In this top-of-the-line L&K trim you get (as standard) a Skoda blanket that is packed away in a box and can be hung using the base of the front seat headrests. In addition to these blanket(s) Skoda has fitted side head supports to prevent your head from lolling about when you close your eyes and dream about driving your Skoda Kodiaq.
Now Skoda has felt that because the Kodiaq is quite lengthy, it is necessary to give a way for the first and third row to be able to talk without having to speak like you are screaming at the person. For this, they have installed a microphone above the IRVM that sends the voices of the first to the speakers of the third row. One of the few downsides we found to the Kodiaq is that the space in the third row is quite poor and we also felt that Skoda should have fitted USB charging ports for the second and third row in place of the 12V sockets.