Skoda Superb review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Superb 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Superb 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Superb 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Skoda Superb 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 front cornering
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 front static
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 wheel detail
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Superb 2021 RHD boot open
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 front tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 rear tracking
  • Skoda Superb 2021 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Superb 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Skoda Superb 2021 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 rear right tracking
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 front cornering
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 front static
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 wheel detail
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 interior front seats
  • Skoda Superb iV 2021 interior driver display
  • Skoda Superb 2021 RHD boot open
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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 Skoda Superb a shrewd private buy, but you'll pay even less if you look at our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. Competitive servicing costs make the best-selling versions relatively cheap to run, but depreciation over three years is worse than with premium alternatives, including the BMW 3 Series.

If you're a company car user, 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 (BIK) tax band is lower than any petrol or diesel Superb – although not as low as some smaller plug-in rivals.

If you step up to SE Technology, your Superb comes with leather upholstery, heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, privacy glass and adaptive cruise control.

We recommend stepping up to our favourite SE L trim if it's within your budget. That will add 18in alloy wheels, dynamic indicators and keyless entry – plus the electrically operated tailgate and matrix LED headlights. Beyond that trim, the equipment lists get longer but the price advantage of the Superb starts to wane.

Skoda Superb 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

Overview

The Skoda Superb 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 executive car.

  • Vast interior and boot space
  • Exceptional value for money
  • Classy, high-quality interior
  • Some rivals are more fun to drive
  • Sluggish dual-clutch automatic gearbox
  • Not as quiet on motorways as the Audi A4