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Skoda Enyaq iV reliability & safety

Skoda has a fantastic reputation for reliability, and the Enyaq iV was recently awarded the maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating

4.5 out of 5

Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assist
5 stars (2021)94%89%82%

While official data is thin on the ground, we can expect the Enyaq iV to be among the safest and most reliable new cars currently on sale. Boasting kit like collision-avoidance assistance, turn assistance and adaptive cruise control, as well as lane-keeping assistance and automatic emergency braking, the Enyaq iV is loaded to the roof with technology designed to keep you and your family safe. Given the relative simplicity of the electric powertrain and the fact that so many of the parts are used elsewhere in the VW Group, we can assume reliability should be an Enyaq iV strong suit.

Skoda Enyaq iV reliability & problems

Clearly, the Enyaq iV is too new to feature in any of the mainstream reliability or owner satisfaction surveys. However, the brand has a very solid reputation for reliability, regularly finishing among the top 10 manufacturers in the annual Driver Power survey.

It came fifth overall in 2020, making it the top-rated Volkswagen Group brand. Owners love how practical their Skodas are – a trait likely to become synonymous with the Enyaq iV before too long – as well as how well built their cabins feel. Infotainment and sat nav was another strong point, and something we also like in Skoda’s latest electric car. In fact, the only real area for improvement is styling – an area Skoda bosses will hope has been addressed with the Enyaq iV, both inside and out.

Safety

The Enyaq iV was awarded the maximum five-star rating by independent crash-test body Euro NCAP. It scored an impressive 94% and 89% for adult and child occupant protection respectively. As hinted at above, thanks to the car's long list of safety kit, the Enyaq iV did well in the Safety Assist category, scoring 82%. Those numbers near enough match the Volkswagen ID.4's scores.

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