Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s a lot more room in the front of the Superb Estate than you'll find in many premium estate cars, including the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series. It's more on a par with the capacious Volkswagen Passat Estate. That means head and leg room won't be an issue for anyone but the tallest of you, and the interior is wider than average, with plenty of shoulder and elbow room.
There are lots of storage options, too, including a large, air-conditioned glovebox, cupholders in the centre console and a hinged cubby underneath the steering wheel. The door bins are also large and shaped to hold a 500ml bottle of water. Thoughtful touches include a glasses holder by the rear-view mirror and space for an umbrella to be stowed neatly inside each front door (one umbrella comes as standard).
The middle passenger isn't quite so well off. The slightly raised middle perch provides less head room than the two outer rear seats, and there’s a bulky central tunnel to straddle. However, for those of reasonable height, it’s still a comfortable place to sit for a fair distance.
The fold-down rear centre armrest includes two cupholders and the door bins are huge. There are also map pockets on the back of the front seats and a separate pocket for a smartphone, with charging options nearby.
Seat folding and flexibility
The rear seats are split 60/40, which is a trade down from the 40/20/40 seats that are standard in the 3 Series Touring and Mercedes C-Class Estate. But there's also a ski hatch in the Superb, so if you need to accommodate longer loads alongside a couple of rear passengers you can.