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Skoda Enyaq iV review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Family journeys should be a breeze in the Skoda Enyaq iV, as it offers all the space and practical features you need

Space, comfort and ease-of-use are areas where Skoda passenger cars tend to shine, and the Enyaq iV is no different. Although sharing common architecture with cars such as the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Audi Q4 e-tron, the Enyaq prioritises interior space, with a longer rear overhang that delivers a bigger boot and a more upright rear screen to eke out a few extra litres of storage.

There are five interior Design Selections to choose from, with the entry-level Loft featuring more durable, easy-to-clean materials which could be of interest to family buyers. Other choices offer plusher, more luxurious trim that might appeal to those whose regular passengers aren’t constantly emptying boxes of raisins everywhere and sprinkling drinks across the seats.

All cars feature dual-zone climate control, cruise control and rear parking sensors to help make journeys more comfortable and easy to manage, while a head-up display is optional. The usual Simply Clever touches are all onboard, too, such as an ice scraper, umbrella and parking ticket holder on the front screen, and the boot has handy hooks and individual compartments for storing oddments. A six-metre charging cable is provided as standard, so you shouldn’t be caught short when positioning the car to charge the battery.

Size

At 4,649mm long, the Enyaq is shorter than its Superb and Octavia estate siblings, while it doesn’t take up as much space on the road as the combustion-engined Kodiaq SUV. Overall width for the Enyaq (excluding mirrors) is 1,879mm, while it stands 1,616mm tall. In further comparison, the Kia e-Niro is a smaller rival measuring 4,375mm in length and 1,805mm wide. 

​​Leg room, head room & passenger space

There is plenty of room for both the driver and front passenger, while those travelling in the rear won’t feel too shortchanged, with three adult occupants easily accommodated. It all feels very spacious in the Enyaq with good head and legroom throughout the cabin - more so, we think, than in any combustion-powered SUV of similar size. The flat floor adds to the sense of limo-like comfort, too, giving more legroom to the middle passenger.

Boot

The ability to swallow up a full cohort of passengers and their luggage is crucial for a family SUV, so buyers should be impressed with the Enyaq’s 585-litre boot space. Its Volkswagen ID.4 rival only manages to serve up 542 litres, while the Kia e-Niro is way behind with 451 litres.

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