Skoda Enyaq Coupé review

Category: Electric car

Most of the strengths of the regular Enyaq in a slightly sleeker package

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What Car? says...

You’ve heard the saying "Don’t mess with a good thing", right? Well, it seems the team behind the Skoda Enyaq Coupé chose to ignore it.

After coming up with the thoroughly well-rounded Skoda Enyaq, Skoda decided to take a hacksaw to its sensibly boxy SUV to create this sleeker-looking version.

Let's face it: that's probably the main reason you might be considering the Enyaq Coupé over its squarer and slightly cheaper sibling. However, the swoopier roofline has another more objective benefit: it improves aerodynamics and therefore efficiency. This in turn helps give the Coupé a longer range between charges, just as the curvier Volvo C4o Recharge has a longer range than the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Mind you, the main reason for the Enyaq Coupé's impressive range (officially up to 345 miles) is the fact it comes with a large 77kWh (usable capacity) battery as standard.

You can have the Enyaq Coupé with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive improves traction and performance, but also adds weight and means you won't be able to go as far on full battery. (There’s a faster 'hot' version too – see our Skoda Enyaq vRS review for that.)

So, is the Skoda Enyaq Coupé worth its higher price over the squarer and potentially more practical Enyaq, and is it a better choice than other electric SUV rivals, notably Kia EV6Tesla Model Y and the C40? That's what we'll tell you over the next few pages of this review, so click through to the next page to start reading.

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Comfortable, quiet, roomy and has an impressive range between charges. Just remember than while the regular Skoda Enyaq looks a bit more boxy, it's cheaper and even more practical.

  • Comfortable and easy to drive
  • Impressive range
  • Bigger boot than most rivals
  • Not that fast
  • Many rivals can charge faster
  • Regular Enyaq is cheaper and more practical

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

It’s a bit of a mixed bag with the Skoda Enyaq Coupé here – it excels in some areas, while lagging behind (literally) in others

Let’s start with the negative. The model is available with two 'engine' options: the 201bhp rear-wheel-drive 80, and the 261bhp four-wheel-drive Sportline 80X. Neither is as quick from 0-60mph as an equivalent Kia EV6 or Tesla Model Y, but the 80's time of 7.9sec (in our tests) is perfectly adequate. The 80X's official 0-62mph time of 6.6sec means it's usefully quicker, or if want even faster acceleration from your Enyaq Coupé check out our review of the Skoda Enyaq vRS.

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The Coupé is not supremely fun, but it handles tidily, and is easy and relaxing to drive, which is usually the priority for electric SUV buyers. As long as you're not overzealous, it stays fairly upright through corners, and the light but precise steering allows you to position the car with confidence. The rear-wheel-drive version has a tighter turning circle than the four-wheel-drive model, making it easier to manoeuvre in car parks and narrow streets.

On a more positive note, the Coupé is one of the best-riding electric cars we've tried. It's a little unsettled at low speeds in an urban environment, but becomes much smoother on faster roads. It’s far more composed than the Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach-E – which has an annoyingly bouncy ride – and is a close match for the closely related VW ID 5.

Sportline Plus models have slightly firmer sports suspension, and it's good enough that we don't think you need the optional Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive set-up, which comes with the Maxx package. Whichever set-up you go for, you'll feel and hear the odd thump from the suspension on rougher roads (especially with the big 20in alloys of Sportline models), but it never develops into any jarring movements.

Refinement is impressive, because there's no engine chugging away, and wind noise is low, especially if you option the Clever Pack's laminated side windows. There's a faint rumble from the big tyres at motorway speeds, but the Coupé is more peaceful than the more rowdy Model Y.

The brakes don’t always make it easy to slow your progress smoothly, because the pedal doesn’t have much initial bite, and there's quite a lot of pedal travel before it feels firm. Fortunately the adaptive regenerative braking system is quite subtle. The system varies the braking strength depending on your distance from the car in front or an upcoming junction, and feels natural as it slows you down.

Of course, you’ll want to know how far the Coupé goes on a full battery charge. Well, the official range of the 80 is a seriously impressive 345 miles, beating the equivalent regular Skoda Enyaq, plus the EV6 (328 miles) and even the Model Y Long Range (331 miles). The 80X has a shorter official range of 322 miles.

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The interior layout, fit and finish

If you want to sit high up in your car, you'll prefer the Skoda Enyaq Coupé to a Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6. It's a comfortable option, too, with adjustable lumbar support as standard, and an optional Plus Pack that adds memory settings and electric adjustment to the driver's seat.

Visibility to the front isn't as good as in the Tesla Model Y but the Coupé – with its fairly large back window – has better rear visibility than the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron and Volvo C40 Recharge. Unlike the C40, it has a rear wiper, and the blind-spots are smaller too. 

Front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera comes as standard, and the camera is washed when you activate the rear wash wipe. If you choose the Maxx package for Sportline trim, you get a Skoda system called Trained Park Assistant that allows you to store parking manoeuvres so that the car can autonomously repeat them when you return to the same space.

The driver gets a 5.3in digital instrument panel, which is quite small and shows limited information – but, then, the Model Y doesn't even have one (you have to look across at the central screen to see crucial info). A head-up display is available with the Advanced pack and will project information on to the windscreen.

The in-car functions are mostly controlled through a 13in touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. It's packed with features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring (which are not available in Teslas), and most icons are big and easy to hit. The software could be more responsive, though.

As with the Skoda Enyaq the Coupé's interior is a pleasant place to spend time. It feels well screwed together and can be had with various plush dashboard materials. There's fabric in Loft trim, microfibre and soft suede in Lounge, artificial leather in Suite, and sustainably sourced genuine leather in Ecosuite.

Sportline Plus models come with carbon-effect trim capping that looks a little bit naff, but you also get a more traditional three-spoke steering wheel, rather than the two-spoke alternative used by the rest of the range.

Skoda Enyaq Coupé interior dashboard

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

There's loads of head room and generous leg room in the front of the Skoda Enyaq Coupé, and the width of the interior means you won’t find yourself rubbing shoulders with your front-seat passenger.

As a bonus, there's a good amount of storage within easy reach, including an area wide enough for two phones at the base of the dashboard (it has a wireless charging pad if the Clever package is selected). Behind the gear selector are two cupholders and a vast cubby under the central armrest.

There's lots of head room for those in the back, despite the chopped-down roof-line compared with the Skoda Enyaq. All but the tallest adult passengers will fit in fine, and generous rear knee room means there's plenty of space for long legs.

Rear middle seat passengers get a similar amount of head room, but are shortchanged in space for their feet because they’ll need to straddle an odd central cubby. Access to the rear is far easier than in the Volvo C40 Recharge because the Coupé has a large door opening, and a well-shaped sill that means there’s only a small step to get over.

There a negligible difference in boot capacity between the Coupé and regular Enyaq with the seats up, so it’ll still swallow an impressive eight carry-on suitcases below its parcel shelf. That’s more luggage space than the Kia EV6 and the C40 but not the Tesla Model Y (which has a front boot and a huge well under the floor of the main boot). 

You can stump up £320 for the Transport Package, which brings a height-adjustable boot floor and levers on the walls of the boot for remotely dropping the 60/40 split rear seatbacks. A Model Y doesn’t have the option of a remote backrest release, but it does have a far more versatile 40/20/40 split-fold arrangement. All Enyaq Coupés get a ski hatch.

Skoda Enyaq Coupé interior back seats

Buying & owning

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The price of the Enyaq Coupé is quite a bit higher than the regular Skoda Enyaq but the entry-level version still compares well with the Kia EV6 and the Tesla Model Y. It's also significantly cheaper than the Volvo C40 Recharge.

That entry-level 80 Loft comes with plenty of kit for your money, including 19in alloys, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, LED headlights, sat-nav – and a handy umbrella in the door. Mind you, Skoda charges extra for a heat pump (to more efficiently warm the interior in chilly weather) while Tesla and Volvo include one as standard.

PCP finance deals are usually competitive, although the Model Y is likely to cost you slightly less per month in repayments. You can check the latest prices using our New Car Deals pages. Like all electric cars and electric SUVs the Coupé is very cheap to run as a company car because it's in a low benefit-in-kind tax band.

When it comes to charging up, you can potentially top up the battery from 10-80% in around 35 minutes if you use a quick enough charger. That's not bad, but both the EV6 and Model Y Long Range can charge up more quickly. A full (0-100%) charge at home using a regular 7kW wallbox will take around 13 hours.

We didn't have enough data on the Enyaq to include it in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but Skoda finished a respectable 13th out of 32 brands (behind Kia but ahead of Volvo, Tesla and Audi) in the manufacturer league table. Most components are covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty on most parts, but the battery is covered for up to eight years with a 100,000-mile cap.

The Enyaq was awarded five stars out of five when it was tested for safety by Euro NCAP in 2021. Every Coupé comes with e-Call emergency assistance, automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance, and traffic-sign recognition. You’ll need to upgrade to the Clever pack as a minimum to get blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

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Skoda Enyaq Coupé interior infotainment


  • The entry-level price is similar to the cheapest Tesla Model Y and rises to more than the cost of a Kia EV6 AWD GT-Line. Check the latest prices using our New Car Deals pages.

  • The official range of the 80 rear-wheel-drive model is 345 miles, while the four-wheel-drive 80X Sportline Plus can officially manage 322 miles.

  • No, the Coupé is being sold alongside the regular Skoda Enyaq.

  • There’s not much in it, but at 4653mm long, the Enyaq Coupé is a little bit shorter than the 4697mm Skoda Kodiaq large SUV.

  • The Skoda Enyaq vRS – which is available as a is more powerful than the Enyaq Coupé, and comes with the Crystal Face illuminated grille as standard. That’s an option as part of the Advanced pack with the Enyaq Coupé.