Skoda Enyaq Review & Prices

The Skoda Enyaq is a fantastic all-rounder, being comfortable to drive and practical too, but it’s sensible to the point of being a bit dull

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Reviewed by Darren Cassey after extensive testing of the vehicle.

What's good

  • Spacious cabin and huge boot
  • Decent to drive and good range too
  • Very good all-rounder

What's not so good

  • Won't set your pulse racing
  • Laggy infotainment
  • Options should be cheaper in a Skoda

Find out more about the Skoda Enyaq

Is the Skoda Enyaq a good car?

This is the Skoda Enyaq, an electric SUV that’s comfortable, practical and handsome in an understated way. But it’s the ultimate head over heart purchase, because it’s so sensible it’s like the straight-A student who never stayed out past 10pm and now earns a good wage in middle management. Admirable, impressive, but never cool.

Not that there are too many rock stars in the electric family car market – some fun, stylish alternatives include the Ford Mustang Mach-e, Cupra Born, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volvo EX30.

All that being said, the Skoda Enyaq’s design works well if you want a car that doesn’t shout its arrival at the school gates or office car park – though you can go for the gaudy illuminated front grille if you want to add a little pizazz.

It’s a bit more exciting inside, with a dashboard that swoops down in the centre and up at either side, with a large infotainment display placed in the middle. Updates for 2024 have improved the software for this, and while it’s a bit zippier and more intuitive to use than before, it’s still one of the laggier infotainment systems you’ll find.

Skoda Enyaq: electric range, battery and charging data

Range: 247-348 miles
Efficiency: 3.7-4.1 miles per kWh
Battery size: 62kWh / 82kWh
Max charge speed: 120kW / 135kW / 175kW
Charge time AC: 9h 12mins, 0-100%, 7.2kW / 12h 13mins, 0-100%, 7.2kW
Charge time DC: 35mins, 0-80%, 120kW / 28mins, 0-80%, 135kW/175kW
Charge port location: Right side rear
Power outputs: 179hp / 286hp / 340hp

Material quality is great throughout though, and there’s loads of space for adults to get comfy in the front and back seats. The boot is massive too, with more capacity than all alternatives except for the Tesla Model Y. It doesn’t have a front boot like the Tesla does, either.

And while both the Model Y and Enyaq can go a mighty long way between charges, the Skoda goes a bit further. Updates to the big battery model mean it can now go up to 348 miles before needing a top up. Fast charge times are similar between the two, though the Tesla’s peak charge rate is a bit higher.

Along with more range, Skoda has given these ‘85’ models more power than before (though the entry-level ‘60’ versions are unchanged), and you can really feel it on the road. The Tesla might be more powerful still, but put your foot down on a motorway slip road and you’ll be up to the national speed limit in no time in the Skoda – it’s certainly more than enough oomph for everyday driving.

The Skoda Enyaq isn't particularly exciting, but it's a fantastic all-rounder – good to drive, practical, and not too expensive

That said, it’s not the most fun thing to point down a twisty road, because the steering is light and there’s not a huge amount of grip from the tyres – the Ford Mustang Mach-e is a better bet for that.

The Enyaq is much better around town, where the suspension deals well with bumps in the road and the punchy motors make it easy to nip into gaps in traffic. Motorway driving is quiet and relaxing, too.

So, this isn’t a car to set your pulse racing, but if you want a car that does all the day-to-day family stuff well without a fuss, it’s an excellent option. The increased range of the latest models only adds to the appeal.

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How much is the Skoda Enyaq?

The Skoda Enyaq has a RRP range of £40,170 to £53,070. However, with Carwow you can save on average £240. Prices start at £44,321 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £369. The price of a used Skoda Enyaq on Carwow starts at £18,697.

Our most popular versions of the Skoda Enyaq are:

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The Skoda Enyaq is pretty good value among similar electric family SUVs. Prices start at around £38,000 for versions with the small battery, and these are the best value when compared with alternatives. It costs from £45,000 for the updated 85 versions, and £53,000 for sporty vRS models.

The Volvo EX30 is a much smaller, less practical car, but you can get a big battery version for a similar price to an entry-level Enyaq and it will go a bit further between charges. It’s a similar story with the Smart #1.

If you’re looking to spend a bit more for the longer-range 85 models, you can get a Hyundai Ioniq 5 at a similar price with a bit less range, while a Tesla Model Y is quite a bit more expensive for its Long Range version, though you do get a bigger boot.

Performance and drive comfort

Strong performance and comfortable at speed make the Enyaq great over long journeys, but it's not as much fun as a Tesla

In town 

Electric cars are generally at their best being driven around town, and so it is the case with the Skoda Enyaq. The motors are quiet and punchy, so you can dart between gaps in traffic or relax quietly into stop-start traffic with ease.

The suspension can jiggle you about a bit over particularly poor road surfaces, but it generally deals well with bumps and there are no thuds or crashes if you catch a pothole.

The turning circle is tiny for a car of this size at just 9.3 metres (10.8m for the all-wheel drive version), which makes the big Skoda easy to manoeuvre. Every car comes with front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera to help squeeze what is a relatively large SUV into small parking spots.

On the motorway

Head out onto big A-roads and motorways, and you’ll find the Enyaq becomes even smoother as speeds rise. In fact, the Skoda is a very comfortable car in which to rack up big mileages.

The cabin is eerily quiet with no engine noise, and there’s not much wind or road noise either. You won’t have to raise your voice to make yourself heard, even if you are talking to someone in the back seats.

Acceleration is definitely more punchy if you choose the 85 or 85x over the 60, but the entry-level car is far from slow. If you do a lot of motorway miles, you'll want an 85 version because the bigger battery means you can go further between charges.

On a twisty road

On country roads you never quite shake the feeling that this is a big and heavy car. All that weight is carried low down (the batteries are under the floor), which helps keep body lean in check, but the Enyaq isn’t as agile as a Tesla Model Y or Ford Mustang Mach-e.

The Enyaq works better on a country road if you take things a bit easier, in which case it corners neatly and copes reasonably well with patchy road surfaces.

If you want your Skoda to handle wintery conditions, think about the 85x. Whereas the other models send power to the rear wheels, the 80x is all-wheel drive so can handle snow and ice a bit better.

Space and practicality

Lots of room with a large boot and a lot of space for passengers, but some practical features cost extra

It’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel of the Skoda Enyaq. There’s a lot of head and legroom, so even very tall drivers will be fine.

You get plenty of adjustment, too, so shorter drivers will be able to get nice and close to the wheel with the seat set high enough for a good view out.

Even the most basic Enyaq comes with adjustable lumbar support, which will please back-pain sufferers, and only the entry-level version goes without an electrically adjustable driver's seat.

There’s lots of storage all around you. The door bins are huge and felt-lined to stop anything rattling around. You’ll find more storage at the bottom of the centre console, and twin-cupholders with a raised section that grips the base of a bottle of water so you can take off the top with one hand.

The glovebox is a sensible size, and there’s more space under the driver’s armrest. So whatever odds and ends you like to keep within arm’s reach on a journey, the Enyaq should have room for them all. The front of the cabin is very practical indeed.

Space in the back seats 

Rear-seat passengers will be just as happy as those in the front. The huge cabin has lots of legroom and headroom, so a six-foot tall passenger can travel behind an equally tall driver with room to spare.

Wide-opening doors and ISOFIX mounting points for the outer seats mean even bulky rearward facing child seats are easy to fit.

If you need to carry three passengers in the back, the flat floor really helps, and air vents between the front seats keep everyone at a comfortable temperature. It’s just a shame that you have to pay extra for USB charging so rear-seat passengers can keep their phones topped up.

Boot space

You’d think Skoda would have made more effort to use the space at the front of the car where you’d find the engine in a petrol or diesel. But no, the Enyaq doesn’t have the ‘frunk’ (front trunk) that you find in other electric cars such as the Tesla Model Y.

That’s just about the only complaint, though. The boot in the rear is so big you probably won’t worry that there’s no luggage space at the front, with a capacity of 585 litres. That’s enough space for holiday luggage for a family of four – though that's still a way off the boot of the Tesla Model Y, which has 971 litres between the front and rear load spaces.

Against other similarly-sized EVs though, the Enyaq does well. The Kia EV6 (490 litres), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (527 litres) and Volkswagen ID4 (543 litres) all lag behind the Skoda.

With the rear seats folded there’s a slight step to the floor, but you can adjust the height of the boot floor so there’s no abrupt change of height so long as you specify the optional Transport Package. This also includes levers either side of the tailgate to fold the back seats down without having to walk around to the back doors.

There’s space under the floor to store the luggage cover when it’s not needed, so you won’t need to leave it behind.

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

Stylish and well designed make for an interesting cabin, but the most luxurious finishes add to the price

From the outside, the Enyaq is a bit, well, ordinary. It’s not ugly, but nobody is going to walk into a lamppost when they pass one in the street either.  

But it is a lot more interesting on the inside. It doesn’t follow Skoda’s usual interior design, in fact it looks like nothing else the company makes.

To some eyes the two-spoke steering wheel looks a bit like a clown’s face, but unless you find clowns creepy it’s a smart design with proper buttons insteading of annoying touchpads (we’re looking at you, Volkswagen).

Look through the wheel, and you’ll see the dinkiest digital display we can think of. While the likes of Audi love to replace conventional dials with large screens that can be configured to show all sorts of info, Skoda has kept things simple and compact. You can still tweak the information the screen shows, and after a few days driving the Enyaq you won't really miss having a bigger display. It shows you what you need to know, like the car’s speed, clearly and quickly.

Even entry-level models get the same 13.0-inch touchscreen display. That’s a serious size, and the screen is crisp and clear. You get shortcut buttons to help make navigation easier. However, it’s irritating that the aircon controls are on the screen rather than being kept separate, and the screen’s responses can be laggy. Instead of pressing the screen you can use voice commands through the Enyaq’s digital assistant, Laura. Call her name and you should be able to control lots of functions by telling Laura what you want, but in practice it’s a bit hit and miss.

You can mirror your smartphone using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and there are USB-C ports to keep devices charged. Wireless charging is available on all but the most basic entry-level model.

Electric range, charging and tax

There are two battery options with the Skoda Enyaq. The 60 has a 58kWh battery and can go up to 249 miles in the entry level trim, but drops a couple of miles of range in the better-specified 60 Edition model.

Step up to the 85 and you get a bigger 77kWh battery that can go up to 348 miles on a charge. There's also a four-wheel drive version, called 85x, though you lose some range with a maximum of 329 miles in official tests.

The government is keen to encourage drivers to switch to electricity, so even though you can no longer get a grant to make buying a battery electric car cheaper, there are tax breaks to make owning one more appealing. You don’t need to pay a penny in Vehicle Excise Duty tax at present, either as part of the on-the-road charges or in future years.

Being a zero-emissions vehicle, the Enyaq also swerves the car tax surcharge in years two through to six for cars costing over £40,000.

If you are thinking of the Enyaq as a company car, the tax breaks are even more generous. You’ll pay very little in tax each month, which means a huge saving over any fossil-fuel powered SUV.

Safety and security

The Skoda Enyaq scored five stars out of five from the safety experts at Euro NCAP. The adult occupant protection score was 94%, the child occupant protection score was 89%, with a 71% rating for protecting vulnerable road users and an 82% score for the car’s safety assistance technology.

Every car gets front and side curtain airbags. Front assist – Skoda’s name for its autonomous emergency braking system – is also standard fit. You get lane-keeping assistance to help you stay in your lane too.

As well as the ISOFIX mounts for child seats in the back, you also get mounts in the front passenger seat, which is handy if you want to keep a close eye on a young child while travelling without another adult.

Basic cars have central locking and manual child safety locks. High-spec models come with electrically operated child locks.

Reliability and problems

The biggest issue we’ve heard of with the Enyaq is the glitchy infotainment system. Otherwise running an Enyaq should be pretty straightforward. Skoda deserves its reputation for building reliable cars, and troublesome touchscreen aside the Enyaq looks set to maintain those standards.

Electric cars in general are simpler than petrol and diesel cars, with fewer moving parts to go wrong.

If you do have a problem, the car comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty. The battery is covered for eight years and 100,000 miles.

Skoda Enyaq FAQs

According to official figures, you should be able to travel between 247 and 348 miles between charges. However, in the real world, our testing saw average efficiency of 3.4 miles per kWh, which would be about 211 miles in the smaller battery models, or 280 miles in big battery versions.

The Skoda Kodiaq is a bit bigger than the Enyaq, and as such it has a bigger boot. It can also carry up to seven people, compared with five in the Enyaq.

The Skoda Enyaq is slightly bigger than the Volkswagen ID4. It's a bit longer than the VW, but noticeably wider, though the result is that it's a bit more spacious inside and has a bigger boot.

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