Skoda Enyaq iV review - Reliability and safety
Skoda has a strong reputation for building safe, dependable cars, which adds to the appeal of the Enyaq iV family SUV
Skoda has enjoyed consistently positive feedback in our annual Driver Power customer satisfaction surveys. The Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs finished 5th and 6th respectively in the latest 75-strong Driver Power list of the best cars to own, while Skoda itself placed 12th out of 30 brands in the manufacturers poll.
The Volkswagen Group has invested heavily in its MEB platform architecture that will underpin its all-electric cars over the coming years. We’d say that this, and the process of company parts sharing with its VW stablemates, bodes well for the Enyaq’s reliability.
Standard safety kit includes lane assist, front assist with an emergency braking function, cruise control with a speed limiter and rear parking sensors, with only the entry iV 60 model missing out on front parking sensors and a rear view camera. There are two individual Assisted Drive packages available at extra cost (around £700 to £900); the basic version includes adaptive cruise control, blind spot protection and crew protect assist, while the Plus pack adds emergency assist and lane assist plus.
The Enyaq iV’s engineering and decent level of safety kit has been recognised by industry crash test body Euro NCAP, which awarded Skoda’s all-electric family SUV a full five-star rating. Adult and child occupant protection were rated at 94 per cent and 89 per cent respectively.
Skoda offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty, although there is scope for extending this cover to four or five years at extra cost. The Enyaq iV’s battery is protected by a separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. The manufacturer also provides European-wide, unlimited-mileage roadside assistance for three years.
Skoda advises service checks every 24 months for the Enyaq iV, and offers a flexible payment plan for the first service: one payment of £335.99, or 24 monthly payments of £14.
In this review
- 1Skoda Enyaq iV reviewThe all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV family SUV is practical and easy-to-use, with a good range and useful charging ability
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Enyaq iV prioritises comfort over performance, although the top-spec 80X model is pretty rapid for a family SUV
- 3Range, charging and running costsWith usable, real-world range, competitive insurance costs and strong residual values, the Enyaq iV should prove to be reasonably cheap to run
- 4Interior, design and technologyWith striking looks and a cabin full of the latest tech, the Enyaq iV is a new breed of stylish Skoda
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceFamily journeys should be a breeze in the Skoda Enyaq iV, as it offers all the space and practical features you need
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingSkoda has a strong reputation for building safe, dependable cars, which adds to the appeal of the Enyaq iV family SUV