Skoda Kamiq 2019 rear seats

Skoda Kamiq review

Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

You’ll have no problem fitting in the front of the Kamiq – even if you’re really tall. Leg room is generous and, being a high-roofed SUV, there’s unsurprisingly plenty of head room, too.

You’ll also find 26 litres worth of storage cubbies dotted around the interior, which is far more than most rivals offer. There’s even a small drawer under each front seat.

Rear space

So, what did we mean by ‘King Size’? Well, as we’ve already mentioned, the Kamiq is built on the same underpinnings as the Seat Arona and VW T-Cross, only it’s been stretched slightly. This extra length isn’t simply down to a longer bonnet or rear overhang, either – there’s a longer wheelbase (industry speak for the distance between the front and rear wheels).

This is good news for rear leg room, and means the Kamiq has loads of it – noticeably more than either of its sister cars. Even if you’re a six-footer sitting behind someone else of a similar height, you’ll have a gap of several inches in front of your knees. And thanks to the Kamiq’s relatively boxy shape, there’s a frankly ridiculous amount of rear head room.

Skoda Kamiq 2019 rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

It’s a shame the Kamiq doesn’t have the sliding rear seats that feature in the T-Cross. That said, you might find the optional folding front passenger seat is even more useful, because this allows you to slide really long objects through the boot right up to the dashboard – even a small ladder will fit. 

All Kamiqs also come with 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

Boot space

The boot is identical in size to the Arona’s (the T-Cross only offers more if you slide its rear seats forward and reduce the leg room for people sitting in the back). That means you should comfortably be able to fit five carry-on-sized suitcases below the parcel shelf, or indeed a fairly big pushchair. 

However, unless you add the optional height-adjustable boot floor, there’s a fairly hefty lip at the boot entrance, along with a step in the floor when the rear seats are folded down.

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