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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.

Insurance groups

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.

Depreciation

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.

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  • Name
    1.0 TSI 95 S 5dr
  • Gearbox type
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    1.0 TSI 95 S 5dr
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