The Look 

The Drive

On Board Computer

Camera & Parking

Seats & Rear Bench 

Cup Holders & Cubby Holes

Boot

Safety (Euro NCAP) 

Just wow!

Starting price: £38,970

The Pros

Price

Storage

Range

Boot size

3 ISOFIX points

Cons

Cupholders too small

Cost of additional packages

Intro

What a car!  Skoda’s first all-electric EV car has forgotten nothing, thought of everything and included exciting features you didn’t know you needed. The Skoda Enyaq is a large family SUV and truly fabulous, to quote Claire’s 9 year old, its “epic!” We’re not surprised it’s won a multitude of car awards including “Car of the Year” by Parker New Car Awards 2022, Scottish car of the Year and “Best Family Car” at the Autocar Awards 2022.

There are 4 trim levels: iV60, iV80, iV Sportline Plus and iV80x Sportline Plus. We drove the iV80 Sportline Plus with keyless entry and keyless start. The automatic gear change is one of the easiest we’ve come across – a little button that you flick. The drive is quiet, smooth and effortless and being an SUV, the driver’s position is nice and high, providing great visibility of the road.

The range of the Skoda Enyqa starts from 246 miles on the iV60, which has a 62kWh battery, to 338 miles on the iV80, which has a 80kWh battery. We were able to drive it for a week doing day-to-day jobs, school drops offs/pick up etc and we still had half the battery life left. A full charge at home using a 7kW wall box takes around 9.5 hours on the 60 and roughly 13 hours on the 80 with a cost of approximately £16. It’s well worth adding a faster charger to gain a 10-80% charge in around half an hour.

Like most new cars, Skoda have introduced their own app “Skoda Connect.” This enables you to check the charge of the car as well as schedule the Enyaq to heat the car in a morning, making it nice and toasty before you leave the house!

There is an SOS button for emergencies and cruise control to make longer journeys more comfortable. It also has auto stop technology, which allows the car to automatically put the handbrake on when stationary, meaning the driver can release their foot from the foot brake when stuck in traffic.

Interior

We LOVED the interior of the Enyaq. It’s sleek, stylish and has a superior feel. The electric panoramic sunroof (an additional extra) provides lots of light, and Skoda have clearly thought carefully about ensuring driving the car is a luxurious experience. Your eye is immediately drawn to the huge 13-inch central touchscreen which sits nice and high on the dashboard. It is incredibly easy to navigate around with the slightest touch whilst driving. The digital cockpit behind the steering wheel, provides all the relevant information about the battery level, range, speed etc, whilst the heads-up display, visible on the windscreen at eye level, provides further information such as the speed limit. Smartphone integration comes as standard allowing you to access your phones apps on the touchscreen and our map app looked fabulous on the large screen – sharp and incredibly clear.

The dual climate controls in the front, are located within the touchscreen and are very easy to manipulate whilst on the move. Both driver and front passenger can dictate their own temperature – so no more arguments that the car is too hot! Whilst controlling the air-con with dials seems to be safer when driving, the temperature buttons are large enough on the screen to use with ease. The tri climate control in the rear also allows you to adjust the temperature in the back accordingly.

You’ll have no problems parking the Enyaq. Whilst we love the 360°camera, an additional option with the “Parking Package Plus, “ the rear camera and front and back parking sensors ensure the task of parking is made easy. The large retractable heated wing mirrors provide further support too.

Seats & Passenger Space

Leather seats are an option in the Skoda Enyaq, which makes wiping those inevitable spillages much easier. The front seats in the car almost hug you, they wrap themselves around you, making you feel all cosy. This sense of loveliness is enhanced if you select the Comfort Seat Package Plus where you’ll gain heated seats; choose from one of 3 levels with the inclusion of a massage function for the driver’s seat. Both front seats can also be adjusted electronically, and each have the option to save 2 different sit positions depending on who is doing the driving. Add this to the heated steering wheel and you’re going to find winter driving almost bearable with the kids in the back! We also noticed that as you start and stop the car, the front seat glides forwards or backwards to give you that little extra room to get in and out of the car – how considerate!

There’s plenty of leg and height room in the front and the same can be said for the rear. 3 adults would fit comfortably on the back seat, all be it on a shorter journey. There are 2 ISOFIX points on the rear bench, as well as on the front passenger seat. We were able to fit 2 high back booster seats on the back seat with our smallest booster in the centre. Alternatively, we also managed to fit our rear facing baby seat and high back booster on there, leaving space for a child to squeeze in the centre providing they no longer need to sit on a child seat.

Another additional extra from Skoda is the option of heated rear seats. Not sure how much use they’ll get from the little people in the back on child seats, but it’s a nice feature to include for older children and adults. The rear doors open nice and wide allowing you to manoeuvre children in and out with ease. There’s privacy glass on the back windows to help keep out the sun’s glare but opt for the Family Package Basic and you’ll gain extra manual blinds, making the rear nice and dark for any sleeping babies.

Cups & Cubby

Skoda have clearly had families in mind when considering in-car storage; there’s tons of it. Our only quibble (and this can be said with all Skoda’s we have reviewed) is the cupholders. Skoda – they’re just too small. We couldn’t get our water bottle in the front or rear cupholders. Whilst they are perfectly positioned in the front – directly underneath the dashboard, within view and easily accessible – we’d just like them to be a bit bigger please!

There’s a wireless phone charger underneath the dashboard with 2 USB-C ports and a small storage tray in between the driver and passenger seat for keys. Underneath the central column, at almost floor level, you’ll also find extra storage space. There’s a huge amount of storage in the armrest too, where separate sealed compartments can be lifted out to reveal an enormous amount of space. The glove box is a good size, as are the door bins which can accommodate a water bottle whilst leaving space for any other bits and bobs.

In the rear, the central drop down armrest reveals 2 additional cup holders (although our water bottle sadly wouldn’t fit here.) The door bins are a great size and offer plenty of room. Double storage pockets can be found on the back of the driver and passenger seats for the iPads, colouring books etc, with the front small pocket for phones. Its worth noting that there are no USB ports in the rear and whilst this isn’t the end of the world, they are handy even to keep those iPads charged on longer journeys. If they’re a must, you’ll have to opt for the Family Package Basic.

Boot Space

The boot in the Skoda Enyaq is enormous – 585 litres!  You’ll get a weekly big shop in there and more! When we placed our pram in the car, it left plenty of space for school bags, shopping and all other family paraphernalia. Sadly, our stroller would only fit diagonally, due to the width of the car, so you’ll have to place items around or in front.

There’s a powered tailgate with kick activation (virtual pedal) if you opt for the Convenience Package Plus, meaning you won’t have to find a spare hand to open the boot, and as it opens, an alarm will alert anyone close by that the boot door is opening. Great to warn any little ones nearby. There’s a retractable parcel shelf which makes life much easier when the boot is full. No need to find somewhere to put it or balance it on top of items, just watch it roll away!

A slight dip down to the boot floor means objects will need to be lifted up and over the boot entrance. Additional storage for charging cables can be found under the floor too.

Summary

The Skoda Enyaq is a truly fabulous car. It ticks so many boxes for families in terms of space, storage, price (if you’re considering electric) and comfort. It looks sleek and stylish and has so many fantastic features. It certainly got a huge tick from Claire’s kids!

You’ll need to factor in the addition of some of Skoda’s extra packages in order to gain family friendly features, but it still beats most rivals out there in terms of value for money. It’s no wonder it has won so many awards.

Our only request Skoda is make your cupholders bigger!!!!

Car seats used in this review – 2 x Graco Tri Logic (width 40.8cm) 1 x Halfords Essentials Booster (width 39.5cm) 1 x Maxi Cosi Pebble (width 43cm)

Car Dimensions - Kate and Claire

Dimensions

4649mm (L) x 2147 (W) x 1616 (H)

Boot Capacity - Kate and Claire

Boot Capacity

585 Litres

Backseat Size Kate and Claire Reviews

Backseat Dimensions

115 cm

Miles per Gallon - Kate and Claire

Miles per gallon

N/A

Range - Kate and Claire

Range

From 246 miles

Speedometer - Kate and Claire

Speed

0-62mph in 8 secs