Skoda Superb Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 front right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Superb Estate interior rear seats
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 front static
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Superb Estate interior front seats
  • Skoda Superb Estate boot open
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 boot cable storage
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 front right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 rear cornering
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Superb Estate interior rear seats
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 front static
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Superb Estate interior front seats
  • Skoda Superb Estate boot open
  • Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 boot cable storage
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Keen list prices and competitive PCP finance rates make the Superb Estate a shrewd private buy, but you'll pay even less if you look at our New Car Buying pages. Competitive servicing costs also make the best-selling versions relatively cheap to run, although the Superb's depreciation over three years isn't as impressive (that's the percentage of the list price that you lose) as it is on premium alternatives, including the BMW 3 Series Touring.

If you're a company car user then there's little doubt that the best version is the plug-in hybrid 1.4 TSI iV 218. With low CO2 emissions and a reasonable electric range, its benefit-in-kind tax band is lower than any petrol or diesel – although not as low as some smaller plug-in rivals.

Step up to SE Technology and the additions include leather upholstery, heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, privacy glass and adaptive cruise control.

However, if you can afford it, we’d recommend stepping up to our favourite SE L trim. This brings 18in alloy wheels, dynamic indicators, keyless entry and an electrically operated boot – plus the Matrix LED headlights we noted in the visibility section. Beyond that trim, the equipment lists get longer but the price advantage of the Superb Estate starts to wane. 

Skoda Superb iV Estate 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

The Skoda Superb Estate is a truly fabulous thing. For a start, it's absolutely massive, so it has the practicality base covered. Yet it's far from a one-trick pony, proving pretty comfy, nicely made, well equipped and great value for money. If you can forego a premium German or Swedish badge, it's a spankingly good estate car.

  • Great value and well equipped
  • Limo-like passenger space
  • Huge boot with lots of additional practical touches
  • Other rivals are more fun to drive
  • Some premium rivals have better resale values
  • The driving position isn't perfect