In-depth reviews

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.

Recommended

Skoda Kamiq SUV review
Skoda Kamiq SUV
Skoda Kamiq
6 Jan 2022

Skoda Kamiq SUV review

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2022
Ford Puma SUV
Best cars
26 Jul 2021

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2022

Most Popular

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
20 Jan 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Top 10 best used small cars 2022
Ford Fiesta Mk7
Best cars
14 Jan 2022

Top 10 best used small cars 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
21 Jan 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
19 Jan 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
21 Jan 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022