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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Skoda Superb Estate

Overall verdict
Skoda’s kept all of what we loved about the old Superb (size, space, value) and added updated interior tech and a genuinely stylish body. Verging on genius


Huge cabin, choice of powertrains, that price


Little ‘flagship’ feel inside, no fun to be had for the driver


What is it?

The Skoda Superb Estate offers a frankly ludicrous amount of car for the money. You see, as you approach the new Superb Estate (it’ll take longer than you think as the car is so vast, it’s still miles away even when it’s apparently nearby) and note its smart understated looks, and the spaciousness of its cabin, one question will leap from your mouth. How can this seeming E-Class Estate rival cost less than a Mercedes C-Class? Underneath, of course, the Skoda is actually based on VW’s ubiquitous MQB platform, like a Golf or an Audi TT, but here it’s stretched to maximum capacity. The new Superb is 23mm longer and a chunky 47mm wider than the old car, which itself could be mistaken as a rogue continent.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TSI 272 Laurin + Klement 4X4 5dr DSG
5.7s 162g/km 39.8 272 £40,280
The cheapest
2.0 TDI CR S 5dr
9.2s 101g/km 74.3 150 £25,420
The greenest
1.4 TSI iV SE Technology DSG 5dr
7.8s 35g/km 188.3 218 £33,195