The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
All versions of the Skoda Superb Estate have a multiway adjustable steering wheel, although the reach extension it offers isn't as good as in the BMW 3 Series Touring. A height-adjustable driver’s seat and adjustable lumbar support are also standard, and from SE Technology trim the driver's seat is electrically adjustable with memory settings.
With electric adjustment fitted, the driver’s seat doesn't drop down as low as the manually adjustable version. But, no matter how it adjusts, it'll be supportive on a long trip, although the beautifully sculpted driver's seat in the Volvo V60 is even more cosseting. A large, adjustable centre armrest is standard across all models.
That’s all backed up by the prolific number of parking sensors (they’re standard front and rear on all trims), while a rear-view camera is a reasonably priced option or standard on the top Laurin & Klement trim.
It’s just as good at night. You get bright LED dipped and main-beam headlights fitted as standard, but it’s worth considering jumping to SE L trim for its excellent matrix LED adaptive headlights. They allow you to leave the main beams on without dazzling other road users, and are an expensive option on many cars.
Sat nav and infotainment
Entry-level SE trim gets an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a DAB radio, voice control, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (which lets you run apps on your phone through the car’s screen). From SE Technology, you get built-in sat-nav. Sportline Plus and Laurin & Klement models have a larger, 9.2in touchscreen that can display 3D maps and has enhanced connectivity.