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Skoda Superb (2008-13)

Overall Rating

4 stars

Skoda's Superb comes with Twindoor technology that turn it into a saloon or hatchback and the estate version. Plenty of space and spec is good.

For
  • Plenty of interior space
  • Good level of equipment
  • Cheaper than rivals
Against
  • Skoda badge lacks credibility for executive cars
  • Handling is not precise
  • High depreciation
Road Test

Class-leading interior space, with more rear leg room than even an S-class Mercedes. Not only is the space for driver and passengers enormous, the boot volume of 565 litres (with rear seats up). Adding to the appeal of the new Superb is Twindoor, designed and patented by Skoda engineers and unique to Skoda. At the touch of a button, Twindoor enables Superb to be either a hatch or a saloon, thereby suiting the needs of a wider range of customers. Trim levels will be comprised of S, SE and Elegance, each specification level provides customers with high levels of standard equipment. The Superb engine line-up is a comprehensive mix of petrol and diesel units that cater for the needs of every type of customer. These include the new 1.4 TSI petrol engine that offers an outstanding combination of greater fuel economy and low CO2 emissions while delivering 125bhp in a smaller, lighter engine than previously offered. In addition, for the first time on Superb, there is a new CR (Common Rail) diesel engine with 170 bhp, a winning combination of great fuel economy, low CO2 emission and smooth diesel performance. Also on offer are DSG gearboxes, with a six-speed DSG standard on the 3.6 V6 (at 260 bhp, it is the most powerful road-going vehicle ?koda has produced to date), and optional with the 2.0 TDI engines. For the first time, Skoda will offer a new seven-speed DSG gearbox with the 1.8 TSI engine. A large number of safety features are standard on the new Superb. All models have seven airbags: driver and passenger front and side airbags, curtain airbags and a driver's knee airbag; ESP is standard across the range. This has helped Superb achieve five stars in EuroNCAP testing for driver and occupant protection.

Need To Know

NCAP: Five EuroNCAP rating

Best Models: 2.0 TDI

Replacement: 2013


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Skoda Superb (2008-13)
Star Ratings

Handling

3 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

3 stars

Roominess

4 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

4 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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