What used Skoda Superb estate will I get for my budget?
Bought from a trader, or privately, it’s possible to pick up this generation of Superb Estate for around £8000, especially if it has a higher than average mileage. Spending between £10,000 and £12,000 is probably a better bet for a good 2016 and 2017 car bought from an independent dealer, with an average mileage for the year and a full service history with either a petrol or diesel. Up the money further to between £13,000 and £15,000 for a tidy 2018 from a main dealer, and around £16,000 to £18,000 on a 2019, or even a 2020, car. It should be possible to secure a good 2020 car for between £22,000 to £30,000, depending on trim.
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Superb estate?
The diesels are the most economical, with the 1.6 TDI Greenline returning an average claimed 72.4mpg, and the 148bhp 2.0 TDI averaging a healthy 65.7mpg in SE trim. The cheapest petrol to run will be the 1.4 TSI 150, which returns an average 54.3mpg. Post-WLTP engines don't seem quite so economical, but the figures quoted for these models should be more relevant to real-world driving. The newer 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol continues to be the most efficient model to drink from the green pump at 42.2mpg, while the 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel continues to impress with a figure of 53.3mpg. The more powerful 187bhp diesel is far thirstier, at 43.5mpg, but that is for one with an auto gearbox and four-wheel drive. The worst of the lot is the most powerful 2.0-litre petrol that only gets 32.8mpg.
No Superb quite breaks into the free road tax band, but the 1.6 TDI Greenline comes close with CO2 emissions of 109g/km, followed closely by the 2.0-litre diesel at 112g/km. The cylinder deactivation technology of the 148bhp 1.4 and 1.5-litre petrol helps to keep emissions down to 119 and 122g/km, respectively. Don't believe us? Well, the base engine 123bhp 1.4 petrol that does without such tech spits out more at 126g/km - almost as much as the 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel that's lumbered with an auto gearbox and four-wheel drive. Neither the 217bhp (146g/km) nor 276bhp (168g/km) 2.0-litre petrols are particularly green because they chuck out plenty of green house gasses.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information) while examples registered after this date will have the same flat rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing plans are available for the Superb, with reasonably-price plans payable by direct debit covering two or three services, depending upon the length of cover you want. Examples aged between 1-10 years will either cost you £22.50 over 18 months for two services, or 24 payments of £28 for three visits. Alternatively, you go go for a fixed price service at £179 and add on any extra jobs (such as air and fuel filter replacements) separately, when required.
Insurance groups are reasonable, starting at just 12 for the 1.6 TDI and rising to 31 for the faster petrols.
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