Skoda Superb variants
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Total cash price £18,999. Borrowing £15,199 with a £3,800 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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Skoda Superb buying guide

There are several trim and engine options available for the Superb. This guide will talk you through each so you can choose the best version for you.

What Skoda Superb trim levels are there?

Skoda has now simplified the Superb’s trim range to just four options. The lineup starts with SE trim. This model includes alloy wheels, climate control, front and rear parking sensors, digital driver's dials, and an infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.

SE L trim gains larger alloy wheels, full LED headlights, tinted rear windows, leather upholstery, heated front seats with electric adjustment for the driver, plus a larger infotainment screen with built-in sat nav.

Sportline Plus is the sporty trim offered across Skoda’s range. This gets visual upgrades including a sportier body kit, dark coloured styling details and aggressive-looking alloy wheels. You also get faux-suede front sports seats and an upgraded infotainment system with a larger screen.

Laurin & Klement is the top-spec trim for Superb models, named after Skoda’s founders. This trim gets even posher leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, and full LED headlights with auto high beams.

What's the Skoda Superb's interior and technology like?

The Superb’s cabin is a relaxed, easy place to while away the miles. Its design won’t set the pulse racing but the materials used feel sufficiently plush and everything is solidly screwed together. The stand-out feature, however, is simply the sheer amount of space to stretch out in, which is only bettered by luxury cars that cost several times what the Superb does.

The infotainment system is easy enough to get your head around, with sensible menus and clear graphics. Nearly new Superbs include Smartlink, which is the brand’s name for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

By far, the Superb’s best feature is the amount of interior space it offers. Adults can fit in all five of the seats with space to spare, and there’s lots of room to wrangle bulky child seats into position. Cargo room is, similarly, brilliant with the boot able to accommodate three large suitcases and a couple of soft bags – the estate can swallow even more, making it a great choice for hauling bikes or dogs.

Skoda Superb engine range explained

Skoda Superb 1.5 TSI 150 petrol

The entry-level petrol engine option is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged unit. This makes 150hp and covers the 0-62mph run in a little over nine seconds. While you couldn’t call this version fast, it won’t run out of puff when overtaking on the motorway.

Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 190 petrol

If you want a little more power, take a look at the 2.0-litre TSI engine, which makes 190hp. The boost in power drops the 0-62mph time down to 7.7 seconds, helping this version feel much keener to accelerate.

Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280 petrol

Sitting at the top of the Superb’s engine lineup is the 2.0-litre TSI 280. This takes the 190’s engine and boosts its output up to 280hp, along with equipping the car with standard all-wheel drive. These additions mean the Superb can now sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.3 seconds, which puts this sensible family car toe-to-toe with some of the fastest hot hatches on the market.

Skoda Superb iV 1.4 TSI 218 hybrid

Skoda’s brand name for its electric and plug-in hybrid models is iV. On the Superb, this version uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine along with an electric motor and battery pack. If you have the ability to recharge at home or at work you can seriously cut the cost of your commute. It’s no slow coach either, with a respectable 218hp output and a 0-62mph time of just 7.4 seconds. Average economy can crest 200mpg if you make the most of both power sources, or you can drive for around 34 miles on battery power alone.

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 150 diesel

For long-distance drivers, the diesel-powered 2.0-litre TDI 150 makes a great choice. With 150hp on tap, it’ll cruise happily at motorway speeds but, if you drive economically, you can average as much as 58mpg.

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 200 diesel

If you want the long-legged abilities of a diesel but fancy a little more power, Skoda’s got you covered with the 2.0 TDI 200. Power jumps to 200hp, which drops the 0-62mph sprint down to a much more urgent 7.9 seconds, with economy taking a slight hit to 53mpg. All-wheel drive is optional on this engine.

Skoda Superb FAQs

You’ll find Skoda Superb cars in two different versions. There’s a five-door, five-seat saloon with a hatchback boot lid or, for even more cargo room, you can select the five-door, five-seat estate version.

Buyers in the market for a nearly new Superb might want to weigh the car up against the Peugeot 508, Volkswagen Passat or Ford Mondeo. Alternatively, you could consider premium rivals such as BMW’s 3 Series and 5 Series, or Audi’s A4 and A6. In almost all of these cases, the Superb undercuts its competitors on price or offers noticeably more interior space.

The Skoda Superb is nearly 4.9 metres long. That makes it a little longer than the 508 and Passat, and almost exactly the same size as a Mondeo. Those dimensions mean the Superb won’t squeeze into the tightest parking spaces but there’s good visibility from the driver’s seat and all but entry-level S models have parking sensors as standard.

As an obviously large car, you’d expect the Superb to offer lots of passenger room. Somehow, however, the big Skoda still manages to exceed expectations for the sheer amount of space on offer. There’s acres of legroom, especially in the back seats, along with all the head and shoulder room you could ask for. You can even seat three adults on the back row without too many complaints over bumping elbows.

Skoda has trimmed down the Superb’s engine range over the model’s life to just the most popular versions. All engines are smooth and powerful and, on nearly new Superbs, all come paired with an automatic gearbox, which suits the car’s relaxed character. At the top end of the range, there’s the high-performance 280 and the plug-in hybrid iV model, both of which give the Superb a surprising turn of speed when you put your foot down.

As standard, the Superb comes with two Isofix mounting points on the outer rear seats. A third Isofix mounting point is available as an optional extra on the front passenger seat.

If you need to use three child seats regularly, you might find the Superb a little limiting – not least because there'll be no space left over for a second adult passenger with all three Isofix points in use.

Check out our list of the best cars that fit three car seats for more options.

The Superb is refined, comfortable, stacked with on-board tech and equipped with acres of rear legroom – all the usual qualities you'd expect in a luxury car. Check the price, however, and the Superb is cheaper than all its premium rivals – even ones that sit one or two size classes below the Superb.

True luxury car aficionados might point out that the Superb isn't decked out in leather, metal and wood like the finest German motorway missiles – although the plush Laurin & Klement version might give them a run for their money. Plus, the engine range is much more sensible than it is extravagant, so the car's unlikely to win over any Rolls-Royce regulars.

What the Superb is, however, is a deeply impressive all-rounder that offers astonishing value for money. And, with the sheer amount of cabin space on offer, your passengers will still feel like they're getting a first-class ride.

While the Superb doesn't outscore its rivals from Japan for dependability, it usually earns higher marks than most of its European competitors. That includes most models from premium German brands, which the Superb rivals for space but undercuts on price by thousands of pounds.

You can add an extended warranty to your Superb, which kicks in once the manufacturer's coverage runs out. This will protect you from unexpected mechanical or electrical repair costs.