Skoda Kamiq review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
With its range of up-to-date Volkswagen Group engines and strong residuals, the Kamiq is a very sensible choice
Skoda's Kamiq shares much with the wider Volkswagen Group MQB line-up, not least its underpinnings and engine range. There are three petrol options: all are familiar and whichever you choose, reasonable running costs are to be expected.
The prize for the lowest CO2 emissions goes to the 109bhp 1.0-litre petrol unit with a manual gearbox in SE Drive trim; 122g/km means private buyers won't pay too much in road tax, compared to higher polluting rivals, and average economy of up to 52.3mpg is completely acceptable too.
The 94bhp 1.0-litre version emits from 127g/km, with economy of 50.4mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. Those customers looking at the more powerful 1.5-litre car in SE L trim with automatic transmission, will still see a return of 45.6mpg, along with CO2 emissions of 140g/km.
The Skoda Kamiq occupies insurance groups 8 to 17 – exactly the same as its SEAT Arona relative. The smallest petrol engine accounts for the cheaper end of the spectrum while the most powerful is priciest; the diesel sits somewhere in the middle of these.
Our experts predict that the Skoda Kamiq will retain around 42 to 49% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles of ownership. The slightly more expensive (but broadly similar) Volkswagen T-Cross will hold onto 46 to 54% over the same period, so there’s little to separate the two.
In this review
- 1Skoda Kamiq reviewThe Skoda Kamiq is one of the best small SUVs on sale – few can match its balance of practicality, value and comfort
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Skoda Kamiq isn’t all that much fun, but it drives in a safe and predictable manner
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingWith its range of up-to-date Volkswagen Group engines and strong residuals, the Kamiq is a very sensible choice
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Skoda Kamiq’s interior is logically laid out and full of tech, but it’s low on visual appeal
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Skoda Kamiq is one of only a few compact crossovers that feels big enough inside to act as a proper family car
- 6Reliability and SafetySkoda has a strong record for safety and owner satisfaction, so the Kamiq should follow suit