Skoda Superb Estate (2015) Review

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Skoda Superb Estate (2015) At A Glance

5/5

+Near perfect as a practical family estate car. Great value for money. Comfortable and quiet on the move. Huge amounts of rear legroom.

-DSG automatic can sometimes lack quick response and be hesitant.

New prices start from £25,515, brokers can source from £19,554
Insurance Groups are between 12–30
On average it achieves 80% of the official MPG figure

As far as family estate cars go, the Superb Estate ticks all the right boxes. This is one car that's close to faultless. Not only does it boast a mammoth-sized boot but it has the quality feel of a premium car, yet costs the same as a family hatchback. When it comes to offering value for money, nothing does it as well as the Superb Estate.

The practical boot offers more carrying capacity then a Ford Mondeo Estate and with its vertical sides, it's easy to maximise the space. Drop the seats and it's positively cavernous.

But that doesn't come at the expense of passenger space, with the Superb Estate boasting the kind of rear legroom you'd find in the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Even those over six-foot will find huge amounts of space in the back.

Then there's the superb ride quality, the suspension dealing effortlessly with potholes and poor quality roads, even when fitted with larger 18-inch alloy wheels. Add in minimal road noise in the cabin and the Superb is the ideal long distance car. True, the Superb is not the most involving car through corners but it still handles well with lots of grip and nicely weighted steering. 

Most Superb Estate owners opt for a diesel with the Skoda available with an economical 1.6 TDI or 2.0 TDI engine. The latter is our pick of the range, especially the 150PS version which blends good fuel economy with strong in-gear performance.

If you're a low mileage driver, the good news is that the Superb Estate is available with the excellent 1.4 TSI petrol (later improved to a 1.5 TSI). Don't be put off by its small size as both are more than capable delivery plenty of get-up-and-go when required.

There's a genuine quality feel that flows throughout the Superb Estate and a real attention to detail. The perfect example being Skoda's 'simply clever' features which include a handy ice scraper that slots into the fuel filler cap and our favourite, umbrellas that slot into both front doors - a Superb trademark feature. There's even a removable magnetic torch in the boot with a 48 hour battery life.    

Prices have increased since it was first launched and S models are now more than £25,000, although at least equipment levels are generous. There's also the option of 4x4 versions which, when fitted with cold weather tyres, make the Superb Estate ideal for driving in wintry conditions.

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Real MPG average for a Skoda Superb Estate (2015)

RealMPG

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

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

80%

Real MPG

26–78 mpg

MPGs submitted

271

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Which cars have a low boot lip and enough space for a big old dog?
"I have a big dog (a 10-stone Leonberger) and we're expecting it to have rear leg problems in later life. I'm looking for a reliable car with a low boot lip and a big enough cargo space to accommodate the donkey dog. What would you recommend? Our budget is around £11,000."
We'd recommend a Skoda Superb Estate. You'll be able to get the latest (2015-) model within budget – it's simply huge and has that all-important low boot lip. Alternatively, a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is similarly cavernous and represents good value for money.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Can you recommend a hybrid estate that'll be suitable for dogs and towing?
"I'm looking to replace my Mistubishi Outlander PHEV. I need an estate car with hybrid/plug-in, large boot (I've got dogs) and, ideally, occasional 4WD. I do sometimes use the car to pull a caravan, and I do sometimes do long journeys - but not all the time, and I'm still not convinced about an all-electric car (doubtful about the infrastructure). I don't want anything too expensive either! I wondered about another Mitsubishi, a Honda or a Skoda - but would really appreciate some advice."
There are some great plug-in hybrid estate cars on the market. We'd recommend the new Skoda Octavia iV or the bigger Superb, if you need more space. Both are very practical, will be cheap to run and should comfortably tow a caravan (provided it's not too big and heavy – the Octavia has a braked towing capacity of 1500kg while the Superb can tow 1600kg). Alternatively, consider a hybrid SUV – the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are two very good choices.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Should I get a petrol or diesel if I do 10,000 miles per year?
"I'm looking at a year old Skoda Superb Estate. I previously would have bought diesel but DPF issues make me nervous about that. I’d buy petrol but the fuel costs will be high so should I go for hybrid? I’m thinking of either the 190bhp diesel or petrol. I do approx 10,000 miles a year but there are quite a lot of short town trips."
It doesn't sound like a diesel would suit your requirements. Can you charge a car at home (i.e. do you have a private driveway or garage with access to electricity)? If so, a plug-in hybrid sounds like a good option. It'll be able to cover journeys up to 34 miles under electric power alone but also have a 1.4-litre petrol engine for those longer trip. If not, go for a petrol. This should give you an idea of real-world fuel economy: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/real-mpg/
Answered by Andrew Brady
Can you recommend a comfortable, refined car with easy boot access for a dog?
"We've just got a dog and I'm having to lift her into our Lexus RX. Something which, at 64, I'm finding a bit harder than I'd like. She's not keen on going up a ramp, so what d'you think we might consider as a good, smaller vehicle with easy rear access - something she might more readily just jump into? The RX is much larger than we need now - mostly just myself, wife, dog and occasional bags for weekend trips - but I do like something which is relaxed, quiet and comfortable on a long journey."
A Kia Niro sounds like a good option. It's a hybrid, like your RX, but smaller and with easier access for your greyhound as there's virtually no load lip. It also represents good value for money and comes with a seven-year warranty. Alternatively, you could consider a more conventional estate car. A Skoda Octavia or Superb could be a good option - both are very refined with big boots. There's a plug-in hybrid version of the Superb, badged the iV, if that appeals.
Answered by Andrew Brady

What does a Skoda Superb Estate (2015) cost?

Buy new from £19,554 (list price from £26,415)