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Skoda Kamiq SUV - Reliability & safety

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

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4.3 out of 5

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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.

Skoda came in a disappointing 20th place out of 32 brands in our most recent Driver Power brand customer satisfaction survey, although that’s still better than parent company Volkswagen, which came in 27th.

Skoda Kamiq reliability

The Skoda Kamiq didn’t appear in our 2023 Driver Power survey but its larger stablemates – the Kodiaq and Karoq – were rated in 14th and 40th place respectively. As a brand, Skoda has tended to do well in the Driver Power survey, but in 2023 it achieved a disappointing 20th-place finish overall, with a worse-than-average 26% of owners reporting an issue with their Skoda in the first year of ownership. It’s yet to be seen whether this is merely an anomalous blip or whether the brand’s standards have slipped in the eyes of its customers.

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 your 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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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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