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Skoda Kamiq SUV - Reliability & safety

A five-star Euro NCAP safety rating will reassure Skoda Kamiq owners

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Since 2008, every Skoda tested by Euro NCAP has scored a full five-star safety rating. The testing procedure has been made much stricter since then, but the Kamiq still managed to repeat the brand's success, with high scores in every category.

It’s far too early to comment on the Kamiq’s reliability but we expect it to be very easy to live with. Major components fitted in the Skoda Kamiq have been proven in many other VW Group cars, so we’ve got no doubts that it’ll cause few problems.

Skoda Kamiq reliability

The Skoda Kamiq didn’t appear in our 2021 Driver Power survey but its larger stablemates – the Karoq and Kodiaq – were highly rated in fifth and sixth place respectively. The brand did pretty well in the manufacturer section too, coming 12th overall, though this was a drop from years of dominance in the poll.

This kept Skoda ahead of rival brands including Nissan, Renault, SEAT and Suzuki, but it slipped behind small SUV manufacturers including Honda, Kia, Mazda and Toyota.

Safety

Seeing as the Kamiq is so heavily based on the Scala, it’s no surprise it has received the same five-star Euro NCAP rating. Its range of standard safety features includes automatic city braking and driver aids that stop you from drifting out of lane. There is plenty more safety tech available on the options list - like rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring to help avoid collisions while parking and driving on the motorway. The latter is likely to prove especially worthwhile for anyone planning on taking lots of long-distance trips in their Kamiq.

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