New Tesla Model Y RWD and Skoda Enyaq Coupé vs Hyundai Ioniq 5: verdict

It was already a huge seller, and with the introduction of this new RWD version, the Tesla Model Y is more temptingly priced than ever. But are rivals from Hyundai and Skoda actually better?...

Tesla Model Y vs Skoda Enyaq Coupé vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 rears

Our verdict

The Enyaq Coupé is the most rounded car here and wins this match-up. It impresses with its comfortable and hushed driving manners, plus it has the best driving position and the longest range between charges. However, a stingy amount of standard kit makes the optional Clever Package pretty much a must-have, so the margin of victory is narrower than it might be.

Indeed, it edges the Model Y by a solitary point overall. Tesla’s smallest SUV is practical, safe, efficient and has a range that’s good enough for most. The fact that it’s the cheapest choice and the most generously equipped also adds to its appeal. If only it were a bit quieter and more comfortable.

Even the refreshed Ioniq 5, which finishes third, is far from disgraced. It’s still one of the better electric cars available at this price point, and with a smarter interior and more attractive PCP finance packages, it might well have secured a higher place on the podium.

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1st – Skoda Enyaq Coupé

Skoda Enyaq Coupe front action

For Composed handling; comfiest ride; quietest on the move; longest range
Against Rear head room isn’t brilliant; slowest to charge; you’ll want to add options
Recommended options Clever Package (£2755)

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y front action

For Big boot; cheapest to buy and own; great safety rating; access to Tesla’s Supercharger network
Against Firm ride; relatively noisy; seats lack side support; shortest range
Recommended options None

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3rd – Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5 front action

For Spacious rear seats; easy to see out of; fast charging capability
Against Ride lacks sophistication; wallowy handling; so-so interior quality; expensive monthly PCP finance repayments
Recommended options None

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Specifications: Tesla Model Y RWD

Tesla Model Y alloy wheel

Engine Electric motor
Peak power 295bhp
Peak torque 310lb ft
Gearbox 1-spd automatic
0-60mph 6.9sec
30-70mph in kickdown 5.1sec
Top speed 135mph
30-0mph braking 8.6m
70-0mph braking 46.7m
Noise at 30mph 60.6dB
Noise at 70mph 67.9dB
Kerb weight 1984kg
Tyres (std) 255/45 R19
Battery capacity (usable) 57.5kWh
Rapid charging type CCS
Maximum charging rate 170kW
Charging time 7kW home wallbox (0-100%) 9hr 15min
Charging time rapid charger, peak rate (10-80%) 25min
Real-world range (est) 230 miles
Official range 283 miles
Efficiency on test 4.0 miles/kWh
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV 80 Suite

Skoda Enyaq Coupe alloy wheel

Engine Electric motor
Peak power 201bhp
Peak torque 229lb ft
Gearbox 1-spd automatic
0-60mph 7.9sec
30-70mph in kickdown 7.5sec
Top speed 99mph
30-0mph braking 8.7m
70-0mph braking 46.3m
Noise at 30mph 58.6dB
Noise at 70mph 66.0dB
Kerb weight 2119kg
Tyres (std) 235/55 R19 (front), 255/50 R19 (rear)
Battery capacity (usable) 77.0kWh
Rapid charging type CCS
Maximum charging rate 143kW
Charging time 7kW home wallbox (0-100%) 12hr 15min
Charging time rapid charger, peak rate (10-80%) 27min
Real-world range (est) 277 miles
Official range 345 miles
Efficiency on test 3.6 miles/kWh
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Hyundai Ioniq 5 77kWh RWD Premium

Hyundai Ioniq 5 alloy wheel

Engine Electric motor
Peak power 225bhp
Peak torque 258lb ft
Gearbox 1-spd automatic
0-60mph 7.2sec
30-70mph in kickdown 6.2ec
Top speed 114mph
30-0mph braking 8.5m
70-0mph braking 46.5m
Noise at 30mph 60.0dB
Noise at 70mph 66.7dB
Kerb weight 2010kg
Tyres (std) 235/55 R19
Battery capacity (usable) 77.4Wh
Rapid charging type CCS
Maximum charging rate 239kW
Charging time 7kW home wallbox (0-100%) 11hr 45min
Charging time rapid charger, peak rate (10-80%) 16min
Real-world range (est) 271 miles
Official range 315 miles
Efficiency on test 3.5 miles/kWh
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Weather conditions Dry

Cars pictured

Tesla Model Y RWD with Red Multi-Coat paint (£2100)

Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV 80 with Brilliant Silver metallic paint (£660), Clever Package (£2755) and Design Selection – Suite (£1380)

Hyundai Ioniq 5 77kWh RWD Premium with Shooting Star Grey Matte paint (£885)

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