What Car? says...
Small SUVs are becoming more and more like chocolate bars. You see, while the basic ingredients of some of the bestsellers are now very similar, there’s still always something to help you decide which one to buy.
So, why might you choose the Skoda Kamiq over a Seat Arona or VW T-Cross, two models that use the same basic underpinnings? Well, sticking with the choccie bar analogy for a moment longer, the Kamiq has a different wrapper and a squidgier filling – but it’s also what you might describe as ‘King Size’.
But aside from all those clever touches, is the Skoda Kamiq as good as the best small SUVs, including not only the Arona and T-Cross, but also the Volkswagen T-Roc and Ford Puma? We'll tell you everything you need to know over the next few pages of this review.
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The Kamiq had a rather disappointing performance in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey finishing in 16th place out of the 25 small SUVs featured. The Skoda three-year, 60,000-mile warranty is nothing special either.
No. The Kamiq is available exclusively with turbocharged petrol engines. You can choose between 94bhp and 108bhp 1.0-litre units, or a 148bhp 1.5-litre.
The closest equivalent in the Volkswagen line-up is the VW T-Cross. The VW T-Roc and VW Taigo are a similar size too.
The Skoda Karoq is bigger (and more expensive) than the Kamiq, with more rear space and a bigger boot.
The Kamiq is one of the most practical cars in the class, although it's the smallest SUV Skoda makes, sitting below the Karoq, the seven-seat Skoda Kodiaq and the Skoda Enyaq electric car.
|RRP price range||£22,040 - £28,925|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||47.1 - 53.2|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,221 / £1,776|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,441 / £3,551|