Is the new Skoda Enyaq coupe worth buying?

Electric SUVs flood the car market nowadays, but they look bland. Soft, bubble-shaped bodies complete with solid plastic front grilles; there’s no mistaking an EV on the road. However, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe brings a refreshing design that demands attention.

Following in the footsteps of the Skoda Enyaq iV, the coupe brings a sporty appearance to a family SUV. Available in 3 trims depending on your needs, it has a battery range comparable to Tesla, and promises excellent value for money. But you will need to plan charging very well. 

What's new for the 2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupe?

The 2023 Skoda Enyaq coupe hasn’t evolved much from the previous year. It received fancy new software to allow updates without visiting a workshop. Also, it gives better directions via Sat Nav, delivers clear information through the head-up display and buyers now benefit from 3 years of remote access as standard.

2023 Highlights

  • New software with over-the-air updates
  • Updated navigation
  • Improved Head-Up Display
  • Remote access for three years now standard

Specifications and Performance

Enyaq coupes house a usable 77kWh battery (82kWh gross). Entry-level trims are rear-wheel drive, receiving power from a single motor, while the X and vRS models have two, supplying all-wheel drive.

Performance Specifications

iV80 iV80 Sportline Plus iV80 X Sportline Plus iV vRS
Single-motor RWD
Single-motor RWD
Dual-motor AWD
Dual-motor AWD
204PS / 150kW
204PS / 150kW
265PS / 195kW
299PS / 220kW
Battery capacity (Usable)
Charge Time DC to 80% (50kWh / 135kWh)
1hr 10m / 29m
1hr 10m / 29m
1hr 10m / 36m
1hr 10m / 36m
Electric Range (Combined)
345 miles
337 miles
322 miles
324 miles
0-60 MPH

The Skoda Enyaq iV80 Sportline Plus is a sweet middle ground. It matches the iV80 on performance and range but is loaded with convenient tech and a daring appearance.

Despite being sleek and sporty, the Enyaq coupe is a practical family SUV. If you need it to, it acts as a reliable workhorse when towing. However, Skoda warns that the car will never be eligible for a tow if not fitted by the factory when building. You cannot add it later because of the wiring required. Remember to check this if you plan on buying nearly new or used Enyaq for towing.

Interior Technology, Luxury, And Comfort

Best Interior Features Of The 2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupe

  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Sports seats with microsuede
  • 3-spoke heated steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • LED ambient lighting

Plush materials give the interior of the Sportline a luxury finish. Leather, microsuede and carbon-effect cover most visible surfaces, exposing few plastic bits. The digital driver display and large touchscreen polish the elegant space.

Driver Assistance Features

All Skoda Enyaq Coupes come standard with useful driver assistance and safety features, with plenty more available on different option packages. Notable features available include:

  • Lane assist
  • Front assist with assisted automatic braking
  • Matrix LED beam headlights
  • Head-Up Display
  • Intelligent park assist

Dylan's Review

This fully electric SUV coupe is nothing short of fun. Its athletic design is pleasing to the eye, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s a sports car. Personally, I think it’s a great all-rounder and will meet the expectations of those looking for a quality SUV at a fair price.

Skoda Enyaq Coupe Ride Quality

The Skoda Enyaq coupe is a well-behaved machine on the road. Steering is light, acceleration is smooth, and power delivery is consistent. Weighing in at 2750kg, it’s a heavy car, but it hides it well as it pushes through winding country roads with minimal body roll.

There’s little road and wind noise inside the cabin, making it a relaxing environment, even if the suspension feels a bit harsher than it needs to be on the Sportline.

Drive and performance

Everyday driving is effortless, if a little bumpy. When you demand speed from the electric motor, you get it. Eventually. It lacks the instant surge of power expected from an EV, but it builds steadily. That said, it still packs a punch with 204PS available to you, and you can expect composed handling at speed.

Is it worth buying the 2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupe?

The Enyaq coupe is a visually stunning car with appealing stats. Boasting up to 345 miles range, plenty of cargo space and an attractive starting price, it’s a good choice for families who need a safe and eco-friendly SUV. If you love the Skoda styling but want to spend a bit less, the Enyaq iV 60 might be a sensible alternative from £38,970 OTR.

Skoda Enyaq VS competitors

In my car review on YouTube, I made an obscure statement. I said the Enyaq Coupe was better than the Tesla Model X. Not surprisingly, I received many comments and messages saying it was an unfair comparison – that they belong to two different categories.  

Well, that might be true. But both are electric SUV coupes and look very similar on the outside. So, why not compare them?

How The Skoda Enyaq Coupe Compares To The Tesla Model X

I know you’ve heard of Tesla. These flagship EVs rose to fame as the most advanced electric cars on the road. Nobody could get close to their range and power for a long time. As they evolved, Tesla branched out to a broad audience by introducing an SUV to their family.

The Model X is probably most well-known for its flashy falcon wing doors and dance routine, despite its incredible performance and self-driving technology. Tesla claims this SUV can reach 60mph from a standing start in an exhilarating 4.4s, with Car and Driver claiming to beat that time with a 3.3s run – almost half of the Skoda vRS best sprint.

But the Enyaq puts up a fight in other areas; it has a larger boot at 570L compared to just 425L in the Tesla, and the entry-level Skoda only misses 13 miles range on the Model X. Plus, the Skoda has a much better build quality. Teslas cost upwards of £55k more than the Skoda because it’s unnecessarily fast. How often do you need a family car to be that fast?

How Much Does A 2023 Skoda Enyaq Coupe Cost?

The Skoda Enyaq coupe starts from £44,825 OTR, rising to £54,370 for the vRS. Running costs should be relatively low with VED exemption, charging and maintenance.

Trim Level Recommended OTR
iV 80 Sportline Plus
iV 80X Sportline Plus
iV vRS

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Skoda Enyaq coupé?

The Skoda Enyaq coupe starts from £44,825 OTR.

What is the range of the Skoda Enyaq coupé?

The Skoda Enyaq coupe has a 77kWh useable battery providing up to 345 miles of range.

How fast is the Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS?

The Enyaq iV vRS has a top speed of 111mph and can do 0-60 in 6.3 seconds.

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