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Used test: Kia Stonic vs Skoda Kamiq vs Volkswagen T-Roc: verdict

These three small SUVs cost around £6000 less on the used market than when bought new. But which is the best?...

Skoda Kamiq vs Kia Stonic vs Volkswagen T-Roc

Our verdict

In third place, we have the Stonic. It's well-equipped and the best car to drive, but the firm suspension means it’s the least comfortable, and is also lacking in practicality and economy compared with its competitors. 

That's where the Kamiq comes in. It’s an extremely well-rounded small SUV and one that’s more spacious, comfortable and economical than the Stonic. We’d crown it the winner of this test if it weren’t for…

The T-Roc. That’s right, it’s taken the number one spot. It’s on a par with the Kamiq in many areas, but takes the cake due to its quieter drive, larger boot and better driving position. 

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1st – Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 RHD rear left cornering

For Quietest cruiser; highest and best driving position; biggest boot
Against So-so interior quality; least agile handling
What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq rear cornering - red 69-plate car

For Classiest interior; most passenger space; comfiest ride; best fuel economy
Against The least SUV-like to sit in; fewest luxuries
What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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3rd – Kia Stonic

Kia Stonic 2019 RHD rear left cornering shot

For Best in-gear punch; most agile handling; loads of equipment
Against Dearest to run; firmest ride; least comfy driving position; least practical; weakest safety ratings
What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Kia Stonic 1.0 T-GDi 118 4

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 117bhp
Torque 125lb ft
0-60mph 10.1sec
Top speed 114mph
Fuel economy 46.3mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 130g/km

Specifications: Skoda Kamiq 1.0 TSI 115 SE L

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 113bhp
Torque 148lb ft
0-60mph 9.6sec
Top speed 120mph
Fuel economy 47.1mpg (Official average) 
CO2 emissions 116g/km

Specifications: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 115 Design 

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 113bhp
Torque 148lb ft
0-60mph 10.2sec
Top speed 116mph
Fuel economy 45.3mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 123g/km