Skoda Kamiq review

Passenger & boot space

Manufacturer price from:£17,700
What Car? Target Price£15,275
Skoda Kamiq 2019 RHD rear seats
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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; if you're really tall it's one to check out. Leg room is generous and there’s a very useful amount of head room, too, even with the optional panoramic sunroof fitted. 

You’ll also find 26-litres worth of storage cubbies dotted around the interior; that's far more than most rivals can offer. There’s even a small drawer under each front seat if you option the relatively cheap 'Simply Clever Pack', which also includes the door protectors we mentioned in the introduction.

Rear space

That ‘King Size’ reference in the intro is most applicable to the Kamiq's back seats. The the car uses the same underpinnings as the Seat Arona and VW T-Cross, but stretched between the front and rear wheels (that is, it has a larger wheelbase to use some industry-speak) for more space. 

That's good news when it comes to rear leg room: the Kamiq has loads of it. Noticeably more than its siblings just mentioned above, or a Ford Puma, a Nissan Juke, and even the slightly larger T-Roc. So 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 RHD 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. Or the useful ski hatch that a T-Roc comes with. And there's no sign of the folding front passenger seat that some other Skoda's come with; that's a shame because it's a handy feature that allows you to slide really long objects through the boot right up to the dashboard.

All Kamiqs come with 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and SE L trim adds a height-adjustable passenger seat. That's it for interior flexibility. 

Boot space

This is another strong area for the Kamiq. It beats the tally of five carry-on cases that a T-Cross can fit below its parcel shelf, the six that a Nissan Juke manages, and equals the seven that a T-Roc can handle. with a total of seven. That said, the T-Roc has a bit more room to spare, because its boot is a bit longer and wider. Only the Ford Puma's clever boot, which has a massive trough underneath its floor that means it'll manage up to eight cases, beats it in the class. 

Unless you add the optional height-adjustable boot floor to the Kamiq, there’s a fairly hefty lip at the boot's entrance, as well as a step in the floor when the rear seats are folded down. It's not expensive, so well worth ordering.

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