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Car Review

Skoda Enyaq iV review

£34,880 - £47,820
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Published: 09 Aug 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Prices start at £38,970 for the 60-badged car, which at time of writing is pretty much like-for-like with the entry level Volkswagen ID.4 Life. The Enyaq 80 – which gets the bigger battery, remember – starts at £42,925 – significantly cheaper than the Audi Q4 e-tron, which starts from £51,325 with like-for-like powertrain.

If you’re after a little more style, the 80 Sportline Plus starts at £48,605. Want all-wheel drive? You’re looking at £50,805 for the 80x Sportline Plus, and £52,670 for the range-topping vRS.

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On lease, count on roughly £285 for the 60, £340 for the 80, £420 for the 80 Sportline Plus, £445 for the 80x Sportline Plus, and £480 for the vRS, on a four-year agreement with a £10k down payment and 10,000 yearly mileage allowance, through Skoda’s own finance scheme.

What’s the difference between kit?

There are no trim levels per se. The first thing you need to do is decide whether you want the big or small battery. Then you pick colour, wheel design, and one of five different interiors (Loft, Suite, EcoSuite, Lounge and Lodge) and finally from a list of four equipment packages (Clever, Plus, Advanced and Maxx). Need a tip? The cognac brown leather trim of EcoSuite is glorious.

There are a few standalone options too. The £1,025 heat pump is a must have – it ought to make the Enyaq much more efficient in colder temperatures – while other options include a universal charger (£680, allows for charging using a three-pin plug), panoramic sunroof (£855), partition net screen (£170) and retractable tow bar (£815). Just be careful to not get too carried away, or the price can quickly add up.

Even though you’ll be charging at home most of the time (Skoda claims a full top-up takes 9hrs 30mins for the iV 60 or around 13hrs for the iV 80 on a normal 7kW wallbox), it's worth noting that the max charging rates top out at 120 and 135kW for the two cars. The iV 60 will take an 80 per cent charge in around 30 minutes, while the bigger battery in the iV 80 will accept the same in just under that.

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What’s the best spec?

We reckon the version you probably want is the single motor, bigger batteried version – that’s the 80 remember – thanks to its reasonable starting price, rapid enough performance, and most importantly, up to 339 miles of range; the most you can get from an Enyaq.

Oh, and the warranty is three years/60,000 miles and eight years/100,000 miles for the battery.

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