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Skoda Enyaq iV vRS

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

53
%
D

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

70
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

62
%
C

Used car score:

63
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

53
%
D

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

70
%
B

Summary


The Skoda Enyaq iV vRS is the performance-enhanced version of the all-electric Enyaq range which became available to order in the UK at the start of 2023.

Only coupé-SUV versions of the Enyaq vRS are currently available, and thus the large majority of the reviews included below relate to this version. The SUV vRS body style is set to follow later in 2023.

The vRS holds many of the traits that made the regular Enyaq SUV a serial award-winner, including an excellent battery range, a spacious and tech-laden interior, and a large boot, but almost all British outlets take issue this sporty SUV’s rather underwhelming performance.

“It doesn’t feel fast, engaging or exciting enough to wear the vRS badge”, says Matt Robinson of Auto Express, while the Top Gear team reports that the Enyaq vRS is “barely distinguishable from the standard car” in the corners.

Other reviewers take issue with the sporty SUV’s price tag. Apart from a few extra bits of equipment, mechanical tweaks and flashier exterior looks, reviewers argue that the vRS doesn’t offer much over high-spec Enyaq models. Because of this, Heycar‘s advice is rather simple – “Just buy a regular Enyaq.”

As of January 2024, the Skoda Enyaq vRS holds an Expert Rating of C, with a score of 62%. This is significantly lower than the 81% currently held by the standard Enyaq.

Enyaq vRS highlights

  • Smart exterior looks
  • Impressive battery range
  • Spacious in either SUV or coupé-SUV form
  • Performance boost over standard Enyaq

Enyaq vRS lowlights

  • Pricier than the similar Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
  • Not as sporty as the ‘vRS’ badge suggests
  • Some interior options not available in the UK
  • Standard Enyaq offers more value-for-money

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV and coupé-SUV
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £54,370 on-road

Launched: Winter 2022/23
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

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Autocar

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Business Car

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Car

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Carwow

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Electrifying.com

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Heycar

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Honest John

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which EV?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: April 2021
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 94%
Child protection: 89%
Vulnerable road users: 71%
Safety assist: 82%

The Skoda Enyaq vRS shares its safety rating with the regular Enyaq range, which was tested in 2021, gaining a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Testers praised the robust structure to protect occupants and the high-voltage battery, and the plentiful airbags, the car achieving over 90% for adult occupant protection and high scores too for protection of children and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2023, the Skoda Enyaq vRS has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of November 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Skoda Enyaq vRS to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Enyaq vRS, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models322 milesA312 – 323 milesA – A
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.9 m/KWhC3.8 – 3.9 m/KWhC – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models36C36 – 36C – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£259B
Year 2£493A
Year 3£849B
Year 4£1,023A
Year 5£1,407B
Overall£4,031B

The Skoda Enyaq vRS is a pretty cheap car to run overall, although its electrical efficiency (the equivalent of miles per gallon for a petrol or diesel car) isn’t as good as some other electric cars. Insurance costs should be affordable by ‘hot SUV’ standards, however, while scheduled servicing costs are excellent compared to rivals.

In other good news, the battery range for the Enyaq is also top-notch. Depending on which model you choose, the range runs from 246 miles (good) to 345 miles (excellent), and the vRS averages around 322 miles. That means you won’t have to worry about running out of electricity in day-to-day driving.

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Skoda Enyaq vRS, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

Audi Q4 e-tron | BMW iX3 | Ford Mustang Mach-E | Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Kia e-Niro | Kia EV6 | Mercedes-Benz EQA | Polestar 2 | Tesla Model Y | Volkswagen ID.4 | Volvo XC40 Recharge


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Skoda Enyaq vRS certainly looks sporty, but delivers neither the performance nor the handling that you might expect from the vRS nameplate.Skoda Enyaq iV vRS