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Car of the Year Awards 2023: Best executive car for value

A top-notch executive car must do it all – frugally and in style. Buyers want effortless long-haul capability, a comfortable and classy interior, and low benefit-in-kind tax rates...

Best executive car for value

Skoda Superb 1.5 TSI 150 SE Technology

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While company car drivers are the kingmakers of this category, executive cars aren’t only for the benefit of business users; they’re terrific mile munchers for private owners, too.

If you fall into that camp and are considering a Skoda Superb, you might ask yourself: “Why should I pay more for a premium badge?”And on the inside, certainly, that’s a valid question; the Superb outdoes the Mercedes C-Class for solidity, and SE Technology trim gives you all the kit you’ll need, with full leather trim and electric seat adjustment.

Skoda Superb Estate interior dashboard

Space inside is also impressive; no one will be cramped up front, and there’s enough knee room in the back to chauffeur a basketball player around. Plus, the boot is vast, matching the Tesla Model 3’s appetite for luggage in one big gulp.

The Superb’s entry-level 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine has enough power and is pretty economical. Overall, it’s no Tesla tax haven, but it’s still a sweet deal.

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