Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Should you buy a Skoda Kamiq?

Yes you should. If you’re in the market for a small SUV that feels grown up, it sits up there with the top of the class. Skoda has managed to make an alternative not only to its VW Group sister cars – the SEAT Arona and VW T-Cross – but also the likes of the Ford Puma, Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and Hyundai Kona, that’s stylish, sophisticated, well-equipped and good to drive.

It remains very much a Skoda, and plays to the company’s strengths, with a practical interior and some clever extra touches that make it a great option as a small family car. Four adults fit comfortably, the boot is practical, it’s very easy to drive and the engines available are punchy yet frugal.

We’d opt for the 1.0-litre TSI with 110hp thanks to its greater flexibility than the 95hp, sticking with the manual gearbox as it’s slick and very easy to use. SE Drive offers pretty much everything you’d want, including the 9.2-inch infotainment screen for a bit of wow factor. The DSG automatic transmission is fine if you want a two-pedal car, but can be hesitant when you accelerate.

You don’t need to opt for the optional Sport Chassis Control as regular models are already impressively comfortable, so that should save you a bit of money – we’d put that towards a panoramic sunroof to brighten up the spacious cabin.

In terms of trim levels, SE-spec cars are generally the best value for leasing and finance. SE L Executive models feature upgraded materials and a few extra luxuries for added appeal, if you’re coming to Skoda from a premium brand.

The cheapest model, the 1.0TSI 95PS S starts at a little more than £19,000.

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A typical PCP agreement with a £3,000 deposit, will cost from around £200 per month. Mid spec SE models with the 110hp 1.0-litre engine will cost around £20 more per month. The Seat Arona, like for like, works out at a very similar price. The Renault Captur, usually offered with Renault’s 0% APR deals, is a touch cheaper.

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