Whichever version you choose, the Superb offers safe, secure and predictable handling. The two-wheel-drive cars have plenty of grip, while four-wheel drive, which is available with the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, throws in added traction and better stability on greasy winter roads.
Although the steering offers little genuine feedback, it is at least precise and well weighted, making it easy to place the Superb where you want in corners and keep within your lane on the motorway. The brakes are strong, with enough feel through the pedal to make the Skoda easy to drive smoothly and with confidence.
That said, the Superb can feel a little dull. If you prefer a more exciting drive, you’ll find the Ford Mondeo a more engaging proposition, while the premium competition, such as the Audi A3 Saloon, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE, offer the most thrills for keen drivers.