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Skoda Kamiq interior, tech and comfort

2019 onwards (change model)
Comfort rating: 4.2 out of 54.2

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 11 September 2023 Updated: 15 September 2023

  • Neat, stylish and ergonomic design
  • Solid build and pleasant materials
  • Dashboard shared with the Scala hatchback

How is the quality and layout?

The Kamiq’s interior is much the same as the Scala hatchback and it’s no worse for it. There’s a nice sweeping panel across the dashboard with a touchscreen sitting proud of it – available in one of three sizes depending on the model you pick.

There are some harder, cheaper-feeling plastics in places – as in any car of this type and price – but overall there’s a quality feel. The selection of seat designs and materials also make it feel a little more premium than some rivals’ interiors.

Posher models do away with manual buttons for the climate control. This looks good, but is a pain compared with simple dials. While the temperature is controlled via a button, the fan isn’t. This means using a touchscreen to change the fan speed while moving. This does prove to be annoying.

Skoda Kamiq infotainment
This is an easier system to use than those found in SEAT an VW rivals.

Infotainment and tech

The Kamiq’s infotainment system is essentially a mild evolution of an older set-up, so you still get the same touch-sensitive shortcut keys around the side, but with updated menus, crisper graphics and online services such as live traffic and weather updates. Thankfully, it’s still clear and easy to use, beating SEAT and VW’s systems. There’s also an online voice control system with a ‘digital assistant’ called Laura and plenty of connectivity options including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – a first for Skoda.

The Kamiq is available with Skoda’s customisable virtual cockpit digital dials instead of analogue instruments, adding an extra techy feel to the interior. It’s also a pleasant place to be in terms of quality. Materials used are superior to those found in the SEAT Arona, and the overall design is a little more interesting and sophisticated than the T-Cross, as well as rivals from Kia and Hyundai.


  • Comfortable seats with plenty of adjustment
  • Hatchback-like driving position
  • Good refinement

Comfort is an area where Skodas have impressed for a long time, and the Kamiq continues this agreeable family trait. It doesn’t feel like a poor relation to the larger Superb in this regard, despite its more affordable price tag.

All the seat designs we’ve tried offer plenty of support and adjustment that make long journeys pleasant, and it’s very easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. It’s similar in the back with seats that are well padded and contoured, avoiding the issue in some small crossovers of feeling like you’re just sitting on a park bench in the back. You’ll have to opt for SE or above to get adjustable lumbar support.

A large optional panoramic sunroof boosts the overall ambience inside the car as well and could be worth ticking if you like a light, bright cabin.

The petrol versions of the Kamiq are particularly refined. Sound insulation is superior to the Arona, with the engines barely becoming audible even when moving off with greater gusto. At motorway speeds it’s very hushed, and barely any road noise is kicked up, either. Diesel versions are also relatively quite at motorway speeds but sound gruff under hard acceleration in lower gears.