What Car? says...
The Skoda Enyaq is a shining example of why – thankfully – you no longer need deep pockets or to accept mediocrity when you buy an electric car.
The Enyaq is a large SUV (it's about the same size as the Audi Q5) that offers plenty of space for the family and a healthy electric range, but doesn’t require you to bank with Coutts to be able to afford it.
So how does the Enyaq compare with the best electric SUVs, as well as smaller alternatives such as the Kia Niro EV? That’s what we’ll tell you in this comprehensive review, which covers performance, quality, running costs and everything else you need to know to decide whether it suits your needs.
By the way, there's also a sleeker-looking coupé version available. Read all about that in our full Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV review.
When you’ve chosen your perfect new car – of any make and model – don’t forget to get a quote through the What Car? New Car Buying service. It’s completely free, you could save thousands off the asking price, and there are lots of very appealing new Skoda Enyaq deals.
The Enyaq has not yet featured in our What Car? Reliability Survey but Skoda came 13th out of 32 car makers in our 2022 brands table. The model comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which is not as generous as the cover you get with some rivals, although the battery warranty is impressive. Read more here
The longest range Enyaq can officially manage up to 339 miles (depending on the trim), and even the entry-level battery size has a respectable official range of 246 miles. You’re unlikely to get that far in real world driving – factors including your driving style, speed and the temperature all play a part – and it’s worth knowing that opting for larger wheels is likely to cost you a few miles of range too. Read more here
We recommend the entry-level 60 battery size paired to the mid-spec Lodge trim. The 60 has a good range and is quick enough, while Lodge trim is well priced and comes with a 13in infotainment system, eco-friendly wool seats and plenty of other features. Read more here
Very. The Enyaq scored five stars for safety when it was tested by Euro NCAP. Adult occupant crash protection was found to be fractionally better than in the closely related Volkswagen ID 4. You get lots of safety technology as standard, including automatic emergency braking – a feature we consider essential in a modern car. Read more here
The Enyaq comes with a 13in infotainment touchscreen. It runs software that is not as responsive as the Mustang Mach-E system but is better than the Volkswagen ID 4’s set-up. The Enyaq screen’s icons are large and clear, so you don’t need to strain your eyes to find what you want, and it has DAB radio, built-in navigation and smartphone mirroring. Read more here
The Enyaq’s boot has a capacity of 585 litres, which is even more than you get in the Volkswagen ID 4. We found there was enough space to carry nine carry-on suitcases under the tonneau cover, and it was very easy to pack. There is a space under the boot floor to store your charging cables. Read more here
|RRP price range||£38,970 - £58,650|
|Number of trims (see all)||19|
|Number of engines (see all)||7|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£78 / £117|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£156 / £234|