What’s the Difference for KESS V4.036, V5.017 and KTAG 7.020?

Obd2eshop will show you the difference between Red and Green KESS 5.017,  KESS V4.036 and KESS V5.017, KESS 5.017 and KTAG 7.020 in this post.


What’s the Difference Between Red and Green KESS 5.017?

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1). The Green One and Red One have Same function. But Red KESS 5.017 is more close to The original KESS.

2).  Appearance of red kess is different from the green one. \


What’s the difference between KESS V4.036 and KESS V5.017?


1) KESS V5.017 support car/truck/tractor/Bike. KESS V5.017 supports both 12V and 24V vehicles. KESS V5.017 can support newer vehicles.

2) KESS V5.017 is 100% no tokens limited for all compatible vehicles. You can use it in anytime.

3) KESS V5.017 is fully open to all protocols such as EDC17/k-line/DSG/DQ200 DQ250 DQ500 Gearbox/ST10…….., No Grey protocols anymore.

4) KESS 5.017 read and write ECU via OBD easily, Do not need to disassemble ECU.

5) KESS 5.017 software is very easy to install, just click: Next Step, then it can works well.

6) KESS 5.017 can connect internet ! Support Online Operation!

7) KESS 5.017 support more 140 protocols than KESS V4.036.


What’s the difference between KESS 5.017 and KTAG 7.020?


If you mainly want to work for 24V truck and tractor , Ktag V7.020 is more suitable for you.


  1. Different Connection Way :

For Most Vehicles, KESS V5.017 can read and write ECU via OBD2 Cable Directly, Easy To Operate !

KTAG V7.020 read and write ECU via TRICORE or BDM Or Other Mode with special cable, But the software will guide you how to operate.


  1. Different Vehicle Coverage :

For example: KESS 5.017 and Ktag v7.020 all can work For Most for Toyota Denso ECU Protocol,

But just K-TAG 7.020 can work For Toyota Hilux kun26 very well !