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  • Launched in 2015
  • Estate
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2015
  • Body type
    Estate
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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All the estate you need

Best bits

  • All the space you could ever need
  • Smooth and fuss-free driving experience
  • Huge range of engine options

Not so great

  • Make sure you get one with parking sensors
  • Not a strong image
  • You’ll lose friends by telling them how great your Skoda is

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Overall verdict

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On the inside

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

Skoda Superb Estate Bootspace

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"You can try and justify choosing another big estate over the Skoda Superb, but you’ll almost certainly fail. Few cars at any price manage to so comprehensively achieve all the key attributes that the segment demands, and that it does so without being flashy or expensive makes it all the more likeable."

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Skoda’s rejuvenation as a brand was completed many years ago, but that doesn’t stop some people with preconceived ideas dismissing them - possibly the same people who don’t realise just how much of a Skoda also appears in Audis and Volkswagens too. Today, Skoda’s offer the exceptional value they have always done, but backed up with strong equipment levels, space efficiency and a low-effort driving experience. There’s a lot to like about them if you take the time to look.


The Skoda Superb Estate takes the same approach that the smaller Octavia does, namely taking the platform of an existing car within the Volkswagen Group - in this case the Passat - and adding a bigger body in order to accommodate more people and extra stuff. The bottom line is that the Superb Estate is a massive load-carrier, and if you need your car to swallow as much stuff as it possible can, this is your best option this side of a van.


In terms of its design, the Superb is one of the more attractive models in the Skoda range. The presence helps; this is a big car, no question, but unlike the ultra-conservative Octavia, the Superb has a bit more to it. There’s a bold front grille and piercing headlights, while the strong crease along the flanks gives it a solid appearance. It might be big but it feels substantial with it, a big plus when you’re spending this kind of money.


On the inside, the Superb Estate follows the Skoda approach to the letter. In here it is super-sensible in terms of design, with the instruments and controls laid out in a fashion that wouldn’t trouble a toddler; you can get in and just get on with the business of driving. Not that the Superb’s cabin is dull or unappealing, it just looks after the driver and avoids unnecessary embellishment for the sake of it.


While you’d expect a car like the Superb to major on diesel engine options - and it does - there are also some excellent petrol options, so you don’t have to stick with the black oily stuff if you’re not keen. 


Even the basic 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol actually does a good job of moving the Superb Estate along, while the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (dubbed TSI) comes in 220PS and mighty 272PS versions. The diesels are still the most sensible however, with the 2.0-litre TDI available in two power outputs, both of which offer impressive levels of fuel consumption and useful performance.


The Superb’s driving experience is exactly what you’d hope for from a car like this. It’s a comfortable mile-eater, happy to soak up the imperfections of poor road surfaces and demanding very little from the driver in the process. Should you wish to press on a little the Superb will join in, and do a decent job of it even though this isn’t really what it was designed to do.


Few cars meet their brief as well as the Superb does. The most basic requirement of a large estate - namely that it is big inside - it completely smashes, so on that score alone it is impressive. Add in the fact that it is comfortable, easy to drive, blessed with a strong engine range, good equipment levels and is good value, and you’ll have to make a compelling case to buy anything else.

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Skoda Superb

2.0 TDI CR 190 Sport Line Plus 4X4 5dr DSG

  • 2020
  • 1,495 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Marshall Skoda Milton Keynes
  • Buckinghamshire, MK100BN
Price:£26,290
PCP: £394.02/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £394.02, Customer Deposit: £3,943.00, Total Deposit: £3,943.50, Optional Final Payment: £12,362.50, Total Charge For Credit: £3,806.70, Total Amount Payable: £30,096.70, Representative APR: 7.5%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7.48%, Excess Mileage Charge: 8.38ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Skoda Superb

2.0 TDI CR 190 SE L Executive 5dr DSG

  • 2016
  • 50,445 miles
  • Peter Vardy Vauxhall Perth
  • Perthshire, PH13AA
Price:£12,000
PCP: £202.92/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £202.92, Customer Deposit: £1,800.00, Total Deposit: £1,800.00, Optional Final Payment: £5,330.97, Total Charge For Credit: £2,233.17, Total Amount Payable: £14,233.17, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 4.16ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Skoda Superb Estate right for you?

Most people only buy estate cars if they really need the space, so assuming that particular element is high on your priority list, the Superb is measurably ahead of the competition here; even the Volkswagen Passat Estate, which the Superb shares a platform with, can’t compete in terms of boot space with the seats up or down.


If you’re a long-distance driver who needs to carry large loads on a regular basis, the Superb will not only carry pretty much anything you can reasonably throw at it, it will take you there in a high level of comfort and with low fuel consumption too if you choose the right engine options. Similarly the Superb would make an excellent family car; the boot is big enough that you can throw anything in the boot, but also the back seats are so spacious they will take the bulkiest of car seats and the grumpiest of teenagers.

What’s the best Skoda Superb Estate model/engine to choose?

There are no poor choices to be made here, although the 272PS petrol version only makes sense if you don’t mind fuelling and insuring it. The smallest 1.5-litre petrol engine makes a lot of sense if you don’t frequently carry heavy loads or tow but do make short journeys, as it is more than quick enough and quite frugal with it. Diesel is the most sensible choice if you do bigger mileages and carry heavier loads though; the 2.0-litre 150PS is the sweet spot of economy and performance.


The standard specification of the Superb is already very good - even the basic S model doesn’t scrimp on the more appealing basics, but we would suggest the SE as a good compromise between luxury and affordability, adding things like dual-zone climate control, lumbar support and adaptive cruise control as standard.

What other cars are similar to the Skoda Superb Estate?

There’s one obvious competitor for the Superb Estate, and that’s its Volkswagen Group half-sibling, the Volkswagen Passat Estate. Almost as big, a bit posher but slightly less spacious inside, the Passat is more expensive on a model-for-model basis, so it’s a personal choice as to whether it offers something you need or want over and above the Superb.


Outside of the Volkswagen Group, cars like the Ford Mondeo Estate and the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer are obvious rivals, although neither can match the amount of space that the Superb offers despite being similarly priced. The Volvo V90 is another large estate that offers generous boot space and excellent accommodation for passengers, but its premium positioning means it is more expensive to buy even if it is more plush inside.

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Skoda Superb Estate Driver's Seat

On the inside

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Driving

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How much does it cost to run

Skoda Superb Estate Bootspace

Prices, versions and specification

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