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.