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Skoda Enyaq review

The Skoda Enyaq is a great all-round electric SUV that’s spacious and has a decent range, but it can get pricey and won’t turn many heads

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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 to pulse racing
  • Laggy infotainment
  • Options should be cheaper in a Skoda

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Is the Skoda Enyaq a good car?

The Skoda Enyaq is an all-electric SUV, and the first ground-up EV Skoda has come up with. It goes up against alternatives like the mechanically similar Volkswagen ID4, the upcoming Nissan Ariya and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Not that you’d really be able to tell this is some special, bespoke electric car just from looking at it. That’s sort of the point, though – not everyone wants to look like they’ve just stolen a vehicle prop from a sci-fi film shoot. It’s about as ‘yeah, that’s alright’ as car design gets. You’re not going to find it in the Tate Modern in 40 years time, but it won’t scare children as you do the school run either.

Things kick off with the Skoda Enyaq’s huge front grille. You don’t need a grille in an electric car because there isn’t a big engine to cool. Skoda things you need one though to help you get used to switching into an EV. The grille is flanked by slim headlights, plus functional air intakes.

You might spot a bit of a rubbish fake vent on the wheel arches down the side, plus some extra creases to make it stand out a bit, while the back gets nothing more outlandish than an extended spoiler, big Skoda badging and some angular taillights. Oh and the bumpers vary in colour depending on your pick of trim.

The interior of the Skoda Enyaq is more appealing from the off. It’s smartly designed and gets nice fabric upholstery throughout, including on the dash plus for the rather squishy armrests. It looks and feels really good even in the cheaper models.

There’s plenty of adjustment in the seats and clown-faced steering wheel too, although you’ll have to pay extra to make the driver’s seat electric and even more for the same on the passenger side.

Need help with choosing which Enyaq to go for? Go for the 60 model in Lounge trim for a good mix of decent range, decent kit for a decent price

Mat Watson
Mat Watson
carwow expert

There’s plenty of head and legroom in the rear row too. It’s 7cm longer than the Volkswagen ID4 the Enyaq shares so many parts with, so you’ll easily get three adults in the back. Material quality is a bit of a downgrade back there though, and you’ll have to pay extra for USBs in the back.

Every version of the Skoda Enyaq gets a 13-inch infotainment system as standard, though it’s not the best on the market. It’s a bit laggy at times and the ‘Laura’ voice command system is temperamental at best. There’s a rather tiny digital driver’s display too, though it is functional enough.

You’ve got a roomy 585-litre boot as well, which is nice and square plus dead easy to get things in and out of thanks to a complete lack of a boot lip.

There’s two battery versions of the Skoda Enyaq — the 60 and the 80. The 60 uses a 62kWh battery pack that will return 256 miles between charges, plus a 180hp electric motor. The 80 takes capacity up to 82kWh, with 333 miles of range, plus a more powerful 204hp electric motor. The 60 is the one to go for if you can deal with the shorter range — performance is punchy enough and it’s the only Enyaq that qualifies for the £2,500 government grant.

If you have a 7kW home charger it will take around nine hours to charge from empty to full and that will cost around a tenner.

The Skoda Enyaq is most at home around town with its fantastic turning circle and great visibility making it a doddle to drive about in. You will feel the bumps a bit in town or on potholed country roads — the stiffer suspension that comes with keeping a heavier electric car in check comes into play here.

It’s great out on the motorway, though. It’s quiet and comfortable to be in at speed, but don’t expect it to be too much fun when things get twisty.

If you’re looking for a great all-round SUV, the Skoda Enyaq is worth considering. It does all the basics incredibly well, but it’s not going to get the heart racing. Just make sure you’re paying attention to the options list too — things can get surprisingly pricey.

How practical is it?

The Skoda Enyaq has loads of boot space and plenty of room for passengers, it’s hard to fault here

Boot (seats up)
585 litres
Boot (seats down)
1,710 litres

There’s plenty of head and legroom in the rear row of the Skoda Enyaq. It’s 7cm longer than the Volkswagen ID4 the Enyaq shares so many parts with, so you’ll easily get three adults in the back and the middle seat is quite comfortable. Material quality is a bit of a downgrade back there, though, and you’ll have to pay extra for USBs in the back.

You’ve got a very useful 585-litre boot, which is nice and square plus dead easy to get things in and out of thanks to a complete lack of a boot lip.

Many electric cars have space at the front where an engine would normally be, but that’s not the case with the Skoda Enyaq — unlike Teslas and the Ford Mustang Mach-e, for example, the Enyaq’s front-end is just full of electrical hardware and stuff. Still, the Volkswagen ID 4 is no different.

What's it like to drive?

The Skoda Enyaq is good around town and great on the motorway — just don’t expect it to be much fun

There’s two battery versions of the Skoda Enyaq — the 60 and the 80. The 60 uses a 62kWh battery pack that will return 256 miles between charges, and a 180hp electric motor. The 80 takes capacity up to 82kWh, with 333 miles of range, plus a more powerful 204hp electric motor. The 60 is the one to go for if you can deal with the shorter range — performance is punchy enough and it’s substantially cheaper to buy as it ducks under the £35k threshold to qualify for the UK government’s £2,500 grant.

Later on there will be more powerful versions of the Enyaq, including a dual-motor, four-wheel drive model that gets Skoda’s sportiest vRS badge. That’ll put out 306hp and offers a lower, stiffer chassis, so could be more fun to drive than the standard car.

The Skoda Enyaq is most at home around town with its fantastic turning circle and great visibility making it a doddle to pootle about in. You do feel bumps and potholes a bit at higher speeds though — the stiffer suspension that comes with keeping a heavier electric car in check is to blame for that one, so it’s hardly unique to this car.

It’s great out on the motorway too, though. It’s quiet and comfortable to be in at speed, but don’t expect it to be too much fun when things get twisty.

What's it like inside?

The Skoda Enyaq looks a lot better inside than out, but you do have to deal with a so-so infotainment system

Skoda Enyaq colours

Solid - Energy blue
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Metallic - Arctic silver
From £595
Metallic - Brilliant silver
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Metallic - Moon white
From £595
Metallic - Quartz grey
From £595
Metallic - Race blue
From £595
Pearl - Black magic
From £595
Exclusive paint - Velvet red
From £975
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