Skoda Superb Estate Review 2022

Skoda Superb Estate 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 £24,835
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. All this makes it one of the best family cars out there. 

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.

Skoda Superb 2015 Estate Range Road Test

Long Term Test Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI

Skoda Superb 2015 Range Road Test

Skoda Superb 2.0TSI 272 2019 Road Test

Real MPG average for a Skoda Superb Estate

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

303

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

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Which estate or equivalent should I buy?
"I've just retired and plan to change my 69 plate Ford Kuga. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is too thirsty for my wallet. I've never owned an estate car, hence that is my current research topic. My wife loves the higher (Kuga) driving position so is not best pleased at my plans. The Kuga boot at 400 litres is sometimes too small, hence the desire to get something with more load capability (I hate cramming things in to the boot when there are four adults with luggage. Plus there are odd trips to move furniture, buy large items and also help out the adult children when they need to move bulky items.) Normally the car will be used for short local jaunts, but the occasional trip of 250 miles does happen a few times a year. My best thought at the moment is a Skoda Superb Estate with the one litre petrol engine. Any other contenders you can suggest? It doesn't have to be an estate, but I want more boot than, say, 500 litres. Performance is not an issue for me. "
A Skoda Superb Estate sounds like a superb (sorry!) option. You can't beat it in terms of practicality available for the cash. You can't get the Superb with the 1.0 TSI engine, but the 1.5 TSI should be fairly efficient – expect to see mid-40s mpg with the manual gearbox: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/skoda/superb-estate-2015 As a compromise, have you considered a hybrid SUV? The latest Kia Sportage, for example, has a 591-litre boot and the high seating position your wife loves. There's even a plug-in hybrid model which could be a good option if you can charge at home. This can travel up to 43 miles under electric power alone, making it ideal for your local journeys.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Should I buy as Audi A4 Avant or a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer?
"I am going to be in the market for an estate car in the next few months and have been looking at the Audi A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI and the higher trim Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer from 2017 onwards with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. Would you lean more towards one or the other or are there any others worth considering? I don't think we will be doing enough miles to make a diesel worthwhile. "
I'd go for the Audi because it's better in almost every measurable way, although you will pay a slight premium. Stick to smaller wheels and the Audi is more comfortable, quieter and should also be better on fuel. It's not quite as roomy as the Vauxhall, so if that matters I'd have a look at the Skoda Superb estate. It's huge inside and shares many parts with the A4, so the cars feel surprisingly similar to use. You can read our reviews of all three cars, below. Audi: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/audi/a4-b9-avant-2015/ Vauxhall: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/vauxhall/insignia-sports-tourer-2017/ Skoda: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/skoda/superb-estate-2015/
Answered by Russell Campbell
What's the best estate car for sale right now?
"What is the best estate caron sale right now?"
If you need a mid-size estate, I'd say Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. For anything larger, I'd go with Skoda Superb Estate or Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
Answered by Dan Powell
What's the best large estate car for under £35,000?
"I have a 2016 Skoda Superb hatchback, which I’ve been really pleased with but now what to change it for a large estate car that's up to two years old and priced under £35,000. I’ve looked at the Superb Estate which would be fine, but wondered what else I should consider? "
The Skoda Superb is one of the best large estate cars on the market right now. However, if you want a more premium experience, you may want to consider the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, which is more comfortable and better to drive than the Superb: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mercedes-benz/e-class-estate-s213-2016/
Answered by Dan Powell
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What does a Skoda Superb Estate cost?

Buy new from £24,835(list price from £28,305)