Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 8.2 - 10.6 mpp
Diesel engines 9.8 - 11.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 38.2 - 49.6 mpg
Diesel engines 48.7 - 56.5 mpg
  • All engines should prove to be economical
  • Diesel a low-volume seller, but most frugal
  • Lower powered petrols should hit 50mpg easily

The Kamiq's fueling costs are on par with other cars in its class. Unsurprisingly, the most frugal engine on offer is the 115hp 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine with a manual gearbox. This returns a claimed 56.5mpg on average (53.3mpg for the DSG automatic). These numbers seem achievable too - on our test route with this engine and gearbox we covered just over 100 miles of hilly Scottish terrain and averaged 54.6 mpg.

The most powerful 150hp 1.5-litre TSI is also the least economical. It's still pretty respectable though. It claims an average of 44.1mpg with the DSG (47.1 for the manual) and on our test route from Edinburgh to London, it actually averaged 48.4mpg with the automatic gearbox (4.1mpg above the official WLTP figure). Put this down to mainly doing motorway miles at a fixed speed.

Meanwhile, the 115hp 1.0-litre TSI is rated at 47.9mpg (45.6mpg for the DSG) while the less powerful 1.0-litre (95hp) manages 49.6mpg, and is not available with an automatic gearbox.

Servicing should be relatively cheap, with fixed plans available from main dealers.

Green credentials

  • Low emissions ratings throughout the range
  • Not much change from manual to automatic
  • No hybrids

In terms of CO2 emissions, the Kamiq ranges from 113g/km (1.0 TSI 115hp DSG) to 116g/km (1.5 TSI) but vary depending on the specific engine and gearbox combination, as well as the trim level, as things such as larger alloy wheels can increase the amount emitted.

The full range of CO2 emissions for the Skoda Kamiq are as follows:

  • 100hp 1.0-litre TSI – 113g/km of CO2 (manual gearbox)
  • 115hp 1.0-litre TSI – 116g/km of CO2 (manual gearbox), 113 g/km of CO2 (DSG automatic gearbox)
  • 150hp 1.5-litre TSI – 113g/km of CO2 (manual gearbox), 116 g/km of CO2 (DSG automatic gearbox)

Is it reliable?

  • Good reputation for reliability
  • New infotainment tech could have niggles
  • Feels solidly built and of good quality

The Kamiq uses a new dashboard layout and some new technology for the brand, so there may be some teething issues regarding software and over-the-air updates for it, but these should be ironed out fairly quickly, plus with the VW Group's stable of technology available, it's been implemented in many, many other cars and shouldn't prove to be troublesome. We haven't experienced any mechanical maladies during our time of testing, and neither did the slick infotainment screen freeze or behave abnormally.

The mechanical components see service in a wide variety of other models across the Skoda, Audi, VW and SEAT ranges. There have been some reports of jerky running in the 1.5-litre TSI engine.

The Kamiq comes with Skoda's standard three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 8 - 17
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