Skoda Enyaq Coupe vRS Review & Prices
The Enyaq Coupe definitely looks better than the hatchback, and it’s almost as practical, but the vRS model isn’t as much fun as it should be
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The regular Skoda Enyaq is one of the best electric cars you can buy for sensible money. With the Coupe and vRS performance versions, Skoda is trying to keep all that’s good and worthy about the standard car but sprinkle a little stardust on top. Think more style, more performance, more wow factor.
Looks-wise, the vRS gets a funkier front grille, and every Enyaq Coupe has a sloping roofline for a sportier side profile. New-look bumpers front and rear lend the Coupe vRS some much needed aggression. It’s recognisably an Enyaq, but this is Superman to the standard car’s Clark Kent.
The six-pack and rippling pecs aren’t cosmetic – the vRS has the go to match the show. With 299hp, it can reach 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds. That’s a whole lot quicker than any other Enyaq model, although a Kia EV6 GT or Tesla Model Y Performance are much faster still.
Skoda has tuned the vRS suspension for a sportier drive, but its Kryptonite is a bumpy road. It’s just not supple enough, so driving down a typical British B-road is a jerky and jolting experience. You can corner at a fair old pace and there’s not too much lean, but it’s oddly numb and uninvolving.
Adaptive dampers are available, which allow the driver to tweak the suspension for a more forgiving ride. But it’s not available as a stand-alone option – you have to order the Maxx Package of extras, which is incredibly expensive.
The official range figure for this most rapid of Enyaqs is 323 miles, two more than the regular-shaped Enyaq vRS thanks to its more aerodynamic body shape, but the extra performance comes at a slight cost against the Enyaq range best of 345 miles for the Coupe iV 80 model.
Skoda has tuned the vRS suspension for a sportier drive, but its Kryptonite is a bumpy road – driving down a typical British B-road is a jerky and jolting experience
Inside, the Coupe vRS is similar to other models in the Enyaq range, but with a few bespoke touches. The sporty three-spoke steering wheel and sports seats both have vRS badging, and there’s some carbon-fibre effect trim to remind you that you are in a performance car. But otherwise it’s largely as you were in the cabin.
In terms of practicality, that’s a good thing. There’s plenty of room up front for even really tall drivers, and enough space for adults in the back. You might think the sloping roofline would compromise headroom but there’s still plenty unless your passengers are really tall.
Boot space is only down a fraction, too, so you won’t need to travel light for the sake of style. There’s space under the floor for charging cables, and levers either side of the tailgate to fold the back seats down if you need even more luggage room.
Given that the vRS is the performance flagship of the range, you have the right to expect lots of standard kit. That’s exactly what you get, with 20-inch alloys, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, LED headlights, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, and a huge touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation.
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The Skoda Enyaq Coupe vRS has a RRP range of £54,370 to £58,800. However, with carwow you can save on average £560. Prices start at £53,833 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £595. The price of a used Skoda Enyaq Coupe vRS on carwow starts at £39,499.
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You pay a whole lot more for the vRS than the tamer models in the range. The Coupe is also pricier than regular SUV, so you can have a more practical Enyaq vRS for less if you don’t mind a slightly frumpier appearance.
The four-wheel-drive Kia EV6 could well be on your shortlist if you are keen on the Enyaq vRS. It’s available in different specification levels, some of which are cheaper than the vRS, some of which are more expensive.
You could also be thinking of the Tesla Model Y. The entry-level model is much cheaper than the vRS, whereas the Long Range is closely matched. The Model Y Performance costs more than the Skoda.
The Enyaq Coupe vRS is quick and quiet, but not all that exciting and the ride is stiff
Electric cars are usually great to drive around town. They’re really nippy from a standing start, have small turning circles, and roll along in near silence.
That all applies to the Coupe vRS, especially the nippy part. The truth is ‘nippy’ doesn’t do the vRS justice, as it really shifts away from the lights.
It’s quiet, too. While you can hear a little wind and road noise at speed, it’s not really apparent around town. There’s a gentle whirr from the electric motors but that’s about it.
The Enyaq is very manoeuvrable, and although the turning circle of the four-wheel-drive vRS isn’t quite as tight as a rear-wheel-drive Enyaq’s, it’s still pretty wieldy for a car of this size.
What spoils the vRS as a town car is the over-firm ride. Stiff suspension picks a fight with every pothole and speed bump. It just gets a bit wearing after a while.
You also have to put up with a poor view over your shoulder. Blame the thick rear pillars and tiny rear window. Fortunately, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera are standard.
On the motorway
You are conscious of the vRS’s firm ride on the motorway, but it’s not the constant frustration that it is around town. It does catch expansion joints more stiffly than the standard car, but not enough to make long drives a chore.
Although not as quiet as an Audi Q4 e-tron, the Enyaq’s cabin is a hushed and comfortable place to while away the miles. There’s some road and wind noise, but acoustic side windows help keep outside noises where they belong – on the outside.
If you need to accelerate into a gap in traffic, the Enyaq vRS obliges with a punchy and immediate response to the throttle.
On a twisty road
As one of Skoda’s performance models, any vRS needs to be fun on a winding back road. While undeniably quick, the Enyaq falls short when it comes to thrills. The stiff ride keeps the car well tied down over dips and crests, but the big Skoda is too heavy to be nimble. Numb and aloof steering keeps the driver at arm’s length.
We’ve yet to drive the Enyaq vRS with the optional (and expensive) adaptive dampers, which could add more fluency to the driving experience. As things stand, though, the vRS is a little disappointing for keen drivers. It may be quicker in a straight line, but otherwise it’s no more fun than other Enyaq Coupes.
Roomy for people and luggage, although it’s not quite as practical as the regular Enyaq
If you’ve driven an Enyaq, you’ll notice lots that’s familiar and few things that are different inside the vRS.
The most obvious difference is that the car rides closer to the ground than one of the standard models, so you sit closer to the floor with a sportier driving position. The sports seats are different, too, much more figure-hugging than the regular seats in slower versions of the Enyaq and featuring the vRS logo in the head restraints. There’s plenty of adjustment, so whether you are short or tall you should be able to find a comfortable driving position. The steering wheel is different, too, with three spokes rather than two.
Otherwise, aside from some carbon-fibre effect trim, the front of the cabin is going to be quite familiar to anyone who has sat in an Enyaq before.
That’s no bad thing when it comes to storage. The glovebox is fairly small, but there are large door bins which are lined to stop loose items rattling around, and shaped to snugly hold a bottle of water. There’s more storage tucked under the base of the centre console, and beneath the driver’s arm rest. Twin cupholders securely grip your morning shot of caffeine.
Space in the back seats
Another strength of the regular SUV that’s been preserved in the coupe is rear-seat space.
Adults should have no trouble getting comfortable. Maybe there’s slightly less headroom than in the standard Enyaq but a passenger would need to be very tall indeed to notice. Legroom is excellent, although a little more space between the front seats and the floor would let those in the back really stretch out.
The car’s width and flat floor make it pretty comfy even for three rear-seat passengers.
If you are travelling with kids rather than adults, you’ll be more interested in the ISOFIX mounting points fitted to the outer rear seats. They are tucked under fold-down covers which makes them easy to access. As a bonus, the front passenger seat also has Isofix mounts.
The boot is massive, with a 570-litre capacity. That’s just 15 litres smaller than a standard Enyaq SUV’s luggage compartment, and compares with 490 litres for the Kia EV6, 527 litres for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and a huge 854 litres for the Tesla Model 3.
There’s no load lip, so hoisting heavy bags inside is easy. The back seats split and fold if you need more space, and although this leaves a slight slope to the floor there’s no step. A ski-hatch allows for through loading of long items while still carrying two rear-seat passengers.
That’s all well and good, but we can’t help thinking Skoda has missed a trick by not including more luggage space up front where the engine would be in an internal-combustion-engined car.
The interior is not as stylish as the exterior and the infotainment is fiddly
While the outside of the Enyaq Coupe vRS looks a lot more aggressive than the tamer models in the range, the makeover inside has been more subtle.
You get some vRS logos here and there, and the three-spoke steering wheel looks sportier than the standard car’s two-spoke item. And yes, there’s some carbon-fibre effect trim which is either sporty or naff depending on your point of view. Otherwise the look of the cabin doesn’t see a huge change for the vRS model.
You still have an odd teeny-tiny driver’s display straight ahead of you, where you’d expect to see dials or a digital cockpit. You can read your speed and the battery’s state of charge clearly enough, but it looks a bit apologetic compared with the impressive and configurable digital dashboards in many other VW Group cars.
A head-up display can be ordered to make the small screen almost redundant, but only as one of the pricey option packs that Skoda offers.
The dash is dominated by the 13.0-inch colour touchscreen. It’s mounted nice and high, so you don’t need to take your eyes away from the road for long to look at it. The graphics are crisp and clear. However, it’s not the quickest to respond when you touch it and the software can be glitchy and uncooperative. It’s not our favourite infotainment system, not by a long way.
On the plus side, there are some proper buttons for important functions such as demisting the windscreen, but adjusting temperature means using the touchscreen, which is fiddly to do while driving.
The standard of finish is generally pretty good, but at this sort of price buyers will be considering cars from premium brands. Some of the plastics on the lower doors and dash are a bit hard and scratchy, and won’t please anyone expecting an interior ambience to compete with an Audi or Mercedes.
You won’t be using any petrol in your shiny new electric car, so forget about mpg. The equivalent for electric cars if miles per kWh (in other words how far the car will go on a unit of electricity). The official figure for the Enyaq Coupe vRS is a competitive 3.7 miles/kWh. That’s just a fraction less efficient than the four-wheel-drive Kia EV6 on 20-inch wheels, but not by enough to sway your buying decision.
The Enyaq vRS has a range of 323 miles on a full charge, although that will vary greatly depending on how you drive and the weather – range drops off considerably in cold temperatures.
If you are considering the Enyaq vRS as a company car, rock-bottom tax rates make it a bargain. Private buyers pay no Vehicle Excise Duty, at least for now, although that’s set to change from 2025 onwards. Even then, we’d be very surprised if the tax rates didn’t favour electric cars over petrols and diesels.
The Enyaq SUV scored the maximum five stars in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2021, and there’s no reason to think the Coupe would perform any differently. With a score of 94% for adult occupant protection and 89% for child occupants, the Enyaq makes a very safe family car.
Like the rest of the range, the vRS comes with lots of safety kit as standard including autonomous emergency braking, a blind spot detection system and driver, passenger, side, and curtain airbags. Rear side airbags are available as part of the pricey Maxx package.
The Enyaq comes with an alarm and a keyless entry system.
Skoda generally performs well in reliability and owner satisfaction surveys, often outperforming the VW Group’s more upmarket brands.
What’s more, electric cars have fewer moving parts to go wrong, so that also bodes well for a trouble-free time with the Enyaq vRS.
We have heard of some glitches with the infotainment system, but you can count yourself unlucky if you encounter a more serious problem.
There’s an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for the battery, although the rest of the car is covered for three years/60,000 miles.
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