Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV Review 2022

Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV At A Glance

3/5
Honest John Overall Rating
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV doesn't compromise practicality for the stake of style. It's well-equipped and just as impressive as the standard car, although the vRS model isn't as sporty as you might think.

+It's based on one of the best EVs you can buy. Sporty Enyaq Coupe iV vRS looks pretty flash. Range of up to 335 miles. Rakish roofline doesn't really hinder practicality.

-It's really not that sporty. The regular Skoda Enyaq iV is a better all-rounder.

The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is little more than a rakish coupe-SUV derivative of the Skoda Enyaq iV. That's no bad thing, though, as the regular model is one of the best electric cars on the market today.

Set to compete with in-house rivals such as the Volkswagen ID.5 and the Audi Q4 e-tron, the new flagship Skoda will also tempt buyers away from premium EVs like the Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y and BMW iX3. That's particularly true for the sporty Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS, which is the first Enyaq Coupe to arrive in the UK and the one we've spent the most time driving.

Priced from around £52,000, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS features an 82kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor on each axle, giving the rapid SUV four-wheel drive. It has a total power output of 299PS (it's almost like Skoda's engineers were aiming for 300PS and miscalculated slightly) and a peak torque figure of 460Nm – enough for it to accelerate to 62mph in 6.5 seconds. Top speed is 111mph.

It's pretty swift with the usual no-nonsense acceleration we're becoming accustomed to in electric vehicles. But there's not much drama about the way the Enyaq Coupe iV picks up pace – which you may or may not see as a good thing.

Even with 21-inch alloy wheels, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is surprisingly comfortable over speed humps and the like. That translates into a slight floatiness at high speed – it's very different to the overly firm Ford Mustang Mach-E.

With a range of up to 309 miles, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS is one of the more useable electric cars you can buy, while it can be charged at speeds of up to 135kW. That'll add 80 per cent of range in around half an hour, if you can find a quick enough charger.

Not too fussed about vRS performance? The rear-wheel-drive Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80 shares the same 82kWh battery pack yet, with just one electric motor to power, has a WLTP range of 335 miles. Prices for lesser Skoda Enyaq Coupe models are yet to be confirmed but expect the standard 80 to be a fair chunk more affordable than the vRS.

You might think that the sloped roofline of the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV eats into interior space, but it's not too bad. A panoramic sunroof is standard and it's been specially designed not to need a blind, so it actually adds headroom. Adults can sit in the back of the Enyaq Coupe iV quite comfortably, while boot space is down just 15 litres.

Ultimately, you're not going to be disappointed with a Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV. We reckon the standard car is a better proposition, though, and there really isn't any need to spend £52,000 on the vRS model. If you really want a fast electric car, there are better options.

Looking for a second opinion? Read heycar's first drive review of the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV vRS