In-depth reviews

Skoda Enyaq iV review

If you're looking for an all-electric family SUV that will fit effortlessly into daily life, then the Skoda Enyaq iV is an excellent choice

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£34,185 to £46,370
  • Comfortable
  • Space and practicality
  • Predictable range
  • Some pricey options
  • Not as quick as some rivals
  • Heavy

The Enyaq iV is Skoda’s first fully electric car, so it’s important for it to be able to convince family buyers that the move to battery power will fit seamlessly into their busy lives. Does it deliver? Absolutely, yes. The Enyaq iV is most definitely still a Skoda at heart, with great usable space, robust build quality and decent levels of kit making it an appealing choice.

Impressive levels of on-board technology and excellent safety features just add to a very convincing family package, while any concerns about making the move to electric drive should be eased when you take into account the Enyaq iV’s fast charging options and reliable range.

About the Skoda Enyaq iV

With Skoda having built its reputation on producing affordable, family-friendly cars, it perhaps seems fitting that the Skoda Enyaq iV, the Czech firm’s first all-electric offering, is a large, practical SUV.

Based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the Enyaq iV is pretty similar under the skin to a VW ID.4 or an Audi Q4 e-tron, while the same architecture is also used for the ID.3 and Cupra Born models. The Enyaq, however, will be the first to be built outside Germany, at Skoda’s home factory in the Czech Republic.

Buyers looking for an all-electric family car are becoming increasingly spoilt for choice and the Enyaq iV not only has to compete with rivals from its own stable, but also has to persuade customers away from the likes of the capable Kia e-Niro and more premium Mercedes EQA. The eye-catching Hyundai Ioniq 5 and sporty-looking Kia EV6 aren’t just style without substance, either, as both offer practical space together with excellent range and charging capabilities.

Skoda has kept the Enyaq iV range pretty simple to understand, with two battery sizes available: the 58kWh iV 60 and 77kWh iV 80. The smaller battery model produces 177bhp via a rear-mounted electric motor powering the rear wheels, while the 201bhp iV 80 is also rear-wheel-drive. 

The manufacturer claims a range of 252 miles for the iV 60 and 329 miles for the iV 80. If you’re looking for the reassurance of all-wheel-drive, the 261bhp iV 80X SportLine should fit the bill, although it costs over £3,000 more than the RWD variant and range from a single charge falls slightly to 312 miles.

There is more choice when it comes to deciding on the look and feel of the Enyaq iV’s interior. Skoda offers five individual ‘Design Selections’ to help personalise the cabin: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite and ECO Suite - each using different materials to create a distinctive style.

Loft is included as standard at no extra cost, while you’ll find the others on the options list priced from around £550 (Lodge) to £1,650 (ECO Suite). The iV 80 and 80X models feature a SportLine specification which offers more aggressive exterior styling and upgraded cabin trim, while buyers that prioritise style over practicality may be tempted by the Enyaq Coupe model with its more aerodynamic, swooping profile.

The entry-level Enyaq iV 60 model starts at around £36,600, which means it doesn't qualify for any government plug-in car grant. After that, things get a little more expensive with the iV 80 variant starting at almost £41,000 and the iV 80X in excess of £47,000.

For an alternative review of the Skoda Enyaq iV, visit our sister site carbuyer.co.uk...

More on Enyaq

Show me:
Best car leasing deals 2022
Best car leasing deals - header image
Best cars & vans
22 Jun 2022

Best car leasing deals 2022

If you're looking for a cheap way to drive around in a brand new motor then car leasing could be ideal - here are some great new car leasing deals ava…
Best tow cars to buy 2022
Best tow cars - all cars parked on skidpan
Best cars & vans
18 May 2022

Best tow cars to buy 2022

There’s more to towing than just hitching up a caravan. Check out these tow car stars to pick what’s right for you
Best electric cars to buy 2022
Best electric cars
Electric cars
28 Apr 2022

Best electric cars to buy 2022

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
Top 10 best SUVs to buy 2022
Best SUVs to buy - header image
SUVs
27 Apr 2022

Top 10 best SUVs to buy 2022

We name the top 10 best SUVs and 4x4s you can buy on the new car market today
Skoda Enyaq iV 80: long-term test review
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 long termer final report: Steve Walker on spacehopper
Skoda Enyaq
8 Apr 2022

Skoda Enyaq iV 80: long-term test review

Final Report: It’s goodbye to our Enyaq, and the fact that the worst thing about it were some optional wheels says a lot about Skoda’s first EV
New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80 2022 review
Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80 - front tracking
Skoda Enyaq
11 Mar 2022

New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80 2022 review

The Enyaq iV Coupe delivers the best bits of the standard SUV but in a sportier and more aerodynamic package
New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS 2022 review
Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS - front
Skoda Enyaq
8 Mar 2022

New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS 2022 review

The new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS has arrived, but does it live up to its performance credentials? We find out...
Top 10 best mid-size SUVs on sale 2022
Best mid-size SUVs header
Best cars & vans
11 Feb 2022

Top 10 best mid-size SUVs on sale 2022

The sheer variety of mid-size SUVs on sale means buyers are spoiled for choice. These are our favourites
Hot electric Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS on sale now from £51,885
Skoda Enyaq Coupe vRS
Skoda Enyaq
10 Feb 2022

Hot electric Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS on sale now from £51,885

The sporty Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS features a 295bhp dual-motor powertrain, which is enough for a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds
Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV gets 2022 updates with faster charging
Skoda Enyaq - front
Skoda Enyaq
10 Feb 2022

Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV gets 2022 updates with faster charging

The Skoda Enyaq's upgrades include faster charging speeds, more assistance technology and a battery care mode, which will help extend the life of the …
Sleek new Skoda Enyaq Coupe makes its debut with bigger range than regular Enyaq
Skoda Enyaq Coupe
Electric cars
31 Jan 2022

Sleek new Skoda Enyaq Coupe makes its debut with bigger range than regular Enyaq

The Czech brand’s all-electric Enyaq Coupe has been unveiled, sporting a racier roofline and up to 339 miles of range
Safest cars for sale in the UK
Safest cars - header image
Best cars & vans
13 Jan 2022

Safest cars for sale in the UK

We look at the cars Euro NCAP has named as the safest cars on sale
Best electric company cars 2022
Best electric company cars - header image
Company cars
1 Jan 2022

Best electric company cars 2022

With low emissions and attractive tax rates, an electric company car could mean big savings
New Skoda Enyaq 80x Sportline 2021 review
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 Sportline - front
Skoda Enyaq SUV
5 Nov 2021

New Skoda Enyaq 80x Sportline 2021 review

The new Skoda Enyaq 80x Sportline is the sportiest model in Skoda's electric SUV range to date - is it also the best?
Limited-run Skoda Enyaq iV Founders Edition launched
Limited edition Skoda Enyaq iV Founders Edition launched
Skoda Enyaq SUV
22 Sep 2021

Limited-run Skoda Enyaq iV Founders Edition launched

Just 50 examples of the Skoda Enyaq Founders Edition will come to the UK, each costing £46,725
New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV prototype review
Skoda Enyaq iV coupe prototype - front
Skoda Enyaq
5 Sep 2021

New Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV prototype review

We hit the road in a prototype version of the all-electric Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80
New dual-motor Skoda Enyaq iV 80x SportLine revealed with 261bhp
Skoda Enyaq iV 80x
Skoda Enyaq
23 Aug 2021

New dual-motor Skoda Enyaq iV 80x SportLine revealed with 261bhp

The new four-wheel-drive Skoda Enyaq iV 80x SportLine model is unveiled as most powerful version yet
New Skoda Enyaq: the complete guide to Skoda's first bespoke electric car
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 - front static
Skoda Enyaq
22 Jul 2021

New Skoda Enyaq: the complete guide to Skoda's first bespoke electric car

We speak to Skoda’s chief executive officer about the Enyaq and the future of electric cars for the brand
Skoda launches new Enyaq iV designed for emergency services
Skoda Enyaq
Skoda Enyaq
24 Jun 2021

Skoda launches new Enyaq iV designed for emergency services

Skoda’s latest blues-and-twos model is a converted version of the Enyaq
New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review
Skoda Enyaq iV - front
Skoda Enyaq
10 Jun 2021

New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review

The new Skoda Enyaq iV is the Czech firm’s first bespoke electric car and we've tested the full range on UK roads
New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900
Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine - front
Skoda Enyaq
15 Mar 2021

New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900

The all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine boasts racier looks and lowered suspension