The Superb Estate’s wide front seats can comfortably accommodate people, whatever their size. What's more, all versions have a height-adjustable driver’s seat as standard.
SE trim adds manual lumbar adjustment, while SE Technology models and above come with full-electric seat adjustment and a memory function. A large adjustable centre armrest is standard across all trims.
One fly in the ointment is the steering wheel; it adjusts manually for height as well as reach, but some drivers find it obscures the top of the instruments, unless they set it slightly higher than is comfortable. Other than that, the dials are clearly legible and the dashboard is well laid out, with all major buttons within easy reach.
Skoda Superb Estate visibility
There’s a clear view forward, thanks to fairly slim windscreen pillars, while large mirrors give a good view of what’s coming up alongside.
The view behind is also good, because you have fairly upright rear pillars and a broad rear windscreen, but it is a long car so you’ll be grateful for the rear parking sensors that come as standard on SE trim and above.
There are a number of options to make manoeuvring the Superb Estate easier. They include front parking sensors, a rear parking camera, park assist, blindspot warning and a heated front screen for clear vision on frosty mornings.
Skoda Superb Estate infotainment
Entry-level S trim has a 6.5in touchscreen, which grows to 8.0in screen when you move up to SE trim or above. This includes SmartLink, which incorporates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing you to control certain features on your smartphone through the infotainment screen. Move up to SE Technology trim and you get built-in sat-nav as well, while SE L Executive trim gets you integrated wi-fi and two SD card readers.
It’s easy to perform operations such as pairing a phone and, where fitted, programming the sat-nav, but the larger screens have larger icons that are easier to hit precisely when you’re driving. However, BMW’s iDrive and Audi’s MMI systems are less distracting to use on the move, thanks to their rotary controllers.
Skoda Superb Estate build quality
It’s difficult to fault the Superb Estate for quality, especially at the price. For starters, the exterior panel gaps are tight and the doors close with a reassuring thud, while inside, the materials are of good quality and appear well put together.
There are pleasant soft-touch materials on the upper dashboard, for example, along with carpeted door bins and rubber-lined cubbies. Harsher-feeling plastics are generally reserved for the lower surfaces only and the various switches are well damped and feature classy fonts.