Skoda Enyaq review: reliability & safety rating
Skoda has a mixed reputation for reliability, but the Enyaq's five-star Euro NCAP rating should inspire some confidence
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2021)||94%||89%||82%|
Boasting kit like collision-avoidance assistance, turn assistance and adaptive cruise control, as well as lane-keeping assistance and automatic emergency braking, the Enyaq is loaded to the roof with technology designed to keep you and your family safe.
Plus, 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 strong suit.
Skoda Enyaq reliability & problems
The Enyaq is still too new to have featured in any of the mainstream reliability or owner satisfaction surveys. However, while the brand has long had a solid reputation for customer satisfaction and reliability, it could only muster a 20th-place finish out of 32 manufacturers in our 2023 Driver Power survey. Roughly 26% of owners reported faults with their vehicles – above average across the industry – and while this is almost certainly focused at the brand’s petrol-powered fleet, 48% of complaints concerned the electrical systems – not exactly what you want to hear with an EV like the Enyaq.
The Enyaq was awarded the maximum five-star rating by independent crash-test body Euro NCAP in 2021. 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 did well in the Safety Assist category, too, scoring 82%. Those numbers near enough match its Volkswagen ID.4 sister car's efforts.
In This Review
- 1VerdictSkoda's first bespoke electric car very nearly has it all – space, technology and a solid 300-mile range. It represents decent value for money, too
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Enyaq is offered with two batteries, up to 339 miles on a charge and impressive 135kW rapid charging speeds
- 3Running costs & insuranceRelatively affordable list prices, low tax bills and long service intervals; whatever you’re used to, the Enyaq promises to be a cheap car to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveAlthough not as fast or fun as some electric cars, the Enyaq is a safe and predictable car to drive; ride quality could be better, however
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainmentThere's lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Enyaq is one of the most practical and spacious electric cars currently on sale, with loads of room in any of the five seats
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingSkoda has a mixed reputation for reliability, but the Enyaq's five-star Euro NCAP rating should inspire some confidence