Skoda Superb Estate (2010 – 2015) Review

Skoda Superb Estate (2010 – 2015) At A Glance

4/5

+Huge interior and load space. More legroom in the back than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Clever touches throughout. Well specified as standard and great value for money.

-Visibility at the rear can be a bit restricted. Usual hesitation from DSG auto. Columbus navigation prone to failure.

Insurance Groups are between 13–34
On average it achieves 90% of the official MPG figure

The Superb Estate is a class act. It's the off-beat alternative to the likes of the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer and Volvo V70. The big story is that it's big on load space. Whether it's seats up or seats down, there's more room on offer than both the Vauxhall and Volvo. And, for that matter a Toyota Avensis, Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Renault Laguna ... almost anything else on sale in fact.

It's more than just a roomy holdall, though, as it's packed with features that not only make life easier, but mark the Superb apart from more household names. That means more legroom in the back than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, an optional electric tailgate that can be set to open at different heights, a self-parking system and even a rechargeable torch with a magnetic back so it can be attached to the car's body if needed. And it remains one of only two cars to offer an umbrella concealed within the door - the other is the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Add to that Volkswagen Group engines and attractive list prices and it's easy to see why the Superb Estate makes sense as a practical and value-packed family car. In fact, it's pretty much faultless.

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Real MPG average for a Skoda Superb Estate (2010 – 2015)

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Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance

90%

Real MPG

20–68 mpg

MPGs submitted

318

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Do low profile tyres get punctured more?
"We have a 2014 Skoda Superb Estate. In five years of owning it, there have been eight punctures due potholes or nails. Is this due to the low profile 17-inch tyres? Two of them have occurred whilst towing a caravan. We do not drive on unmade roads, mainly on motorways or major roads. We have never owned a car in over 40 years where we have had punctures such as this. "
That's a lot of punctures for sure. Low-profile tyres doesn't have as much ability to absorb the impact as a standard tyre so this might be why they're getting damaged so much. I'd recommend changing them.
Answered by Georgia Petrie
Why does my Skoda Superb DSG judder at low speeds?
"I've noticed an occasional 'judder' when moving off in my 2012 Skoda Superb automatic petrol estate. It has the seven-speed DSG gearbox. Am I right in thinking that this is a sealed gearbox with fluid for life? Is this a known fault and is there a cure?"
Well known fault with the low torque dry clutch seven-speed DSG. These were originally filled with synthetic oil and 'sealed for life'. But the synthetic oil can become conductive and fuse the Mechatronics, so they were recalled and filled with mineral oil, which creates a new problem because that can't last longer than three - four years and the transmissions are not designed for regular oil changes. The other reason for judder could be impending failure of the dry clutch pack.
Answered by Honest John
Skoda Superb using lots of oil - what should I do?
"I own a 2011 Skoda Superb Estate 4x4 1.8 diesel. It has only done 40,000 miles but is using an excessive amount of oil. I have been in touch with Skoda UK they have suggested that I arrange for a diagnostic check with the local dealership, which I will do. I have some concern that if they recommend changing the engine I will be replacing the it with another with potentially the same issues. Can I demand a different engine? "
You can't ask for Skoda to replace a 1.8 with a 2.0 and in any case the 2.0 CDAA has precisely the same problem. You can demand a reduction of the bill because this is a common problem. You should do this via the dealer from whom you bought the car.
Answered by Honest John
Skoda Superb - a good used buy pre recall?
"I have an opportunity to purchase a 2011 Superb Estate 170 SE with 40k miles at trade price, as it is currently business owned and due for replacement. I know the car it has been well looked after and is right for me and family, however I am concerned about the recall next year and potential impact on economy and / or performance. Should I be concerned and would you consider it a reasonable purchase at this time? At the price quoted (£8k) I am struggling to find much else to compete against it."
Volkswagen released the 'fix' for EA189 2.0 TDI yesterday and it is no more than a software reprogramme, taking about half an hour. They promise that it will not affect economy or performance. See: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/volkswagen-emissions-scandal/volkswagen-announces-ea189-dieselgate-fix/
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What does a Skoda Superb Estate (2010 – 2015) cost?

Buy new from £19,132 (list price from £25,105)