Skoda Enyaq review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Enyaq 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Enyaq 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 front cornering
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 rear tracking
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Enyaq 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 front right tracking
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 right tracking
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 headlight detail
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 rear lights detail
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior detail
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior detail umbrella
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 interior detail cable storage
  • Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The 60 version of the Skoda Enyaq is very well priced compared with similar-sized electric rivals. It even qualifies for a £2500 grant from the Government – something you won’t get on any Ford Mustang Mach-E or VW ID.4. Indeed, if you want an electric SUV for less money, you’ll need to go for something a lot smaller (think Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Niro or MG ZS EV).

Despite having a larger battery, the 80 version is less compelling, partly because it’s more expensive to start with but also because it doesn’t qualify for any government support. It’s still cheaper than equivalent versions of the ID.4 and Mach-E, though.

Equipment, options and extras

Even the smaller battery 60 version gets a few good luxuries as standard, including dual-zone climate control, 19in alloys, power-folding door mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors and cruise control. Some of the interior packages include leather seats or attractive cloth alternatives for little extra outlay.

The 80 adds steering wheel-mounted paddles, for manually adjusting the level of regenerative braking on the move, along with a heated steering wheel and the extra parking aids we mentioned earlier. 

Whichever battery you choose, we’d recommend adding a few option packs, with the Family Package Plus, Climate Package Plus, Transport Package and Parking Package Basic the most recommendable.

Overview

The Skoda Enyaq is practical, good to drive, smart inside and well-equipped. Perhaps most impressive of all, though, is the value it offers – the 60 version is priced in line with smaller alternatives, including the Kia e-Niro, and is eligible for a £2500 grant from the Government. The 60 has a fine range for everyday journeys plus the odd family holiday, but we'd advise going for the 80 if you regularly drive long distances.

  • Well priced
  • Extremely practical
  • Comfortable and easy to drive
  • So-so performance by electric car standards
  • A Volkswagen ID.3 is more fun to drive
  • 80 and 80X versions don't qualify for government grant