Skoda Kamiq 1.0 TSI 95 S 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Skoda Kamiq 2021 front cornering
Add to shortlist
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front cornering
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front right tracking
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear tracking
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 right static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 headlight detail
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior detail
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 boot open
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front cornering
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front right tracking
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear tracking
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 front static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 right static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 rear static
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 headlight detail
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 interior detail
  • Skoda Kamiq 2021 boot open
RRP £19,095What Car? Target Price£18,137
Review

The Skoda Kamiq is a breath of fresh air in the small SUV class. It’s bigger, classier inside and more comfortable than the Seat Arona and VW T-Cross, and has some really clever features to help take the stresses out of modern family life. Overall, we prefer the nimbler Ford Puma, but that shouldn't stop the Kamiq featuring high up on your shopping list.

get the best price

S trim is the entry point and comes with basics including LED dipped-beam headlights, 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric mirrors, electric windows and a 6.5in infotainment screen with a DAB radio and Bluetooth. Only available with the 1.0 TSI 95 engine.

If you're happy with modest, but still perfectly exploitable levels of zip (ie, 0-62mph in around eleven seconds) then we recommend this 94bhp petrol. It's just the ticket for daily journeys; okay, it needs revving fairly hard if you want to get up to motorway speeds quickly, but once you’re rolling there’s a surprising amount of low-down shove, which means you're not changing up and down the five-speed manual gearbox too often. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km

Also consider

Citroen C3 Aircross

2021 - present

Not without its strengths, but most rivals are better to drive...

Kia Stonic

2020 - present

The Stonic handles tidily and is well equipped, but it could b...

Suzuki Vitara

2020 - present

There are more upmarket small SUVs, but the Suzuki Vitara is o...

Hyundai Bayon

2021 - present

A decent small SUV but one without any class-leading...