1000 extra miles free

Lease a Skoda Superb Diesel Estate 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive 5dr

  4.9 | 1 customer reviews
1,000 extra miles FREE with our mileage buffer
Technical Data
Transmission Manual
MPG Combined 64.2
CO2 115 g/km
Fuel Type Diesel
0 to 62 mph 9.3 sec
Key Features
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Cruise Control
Immobiliser/Alarm

Skoda's largest model, the Superb, has always been particularly popular in cavernous estate guise. There's no reason to think that things will be any different when it comes to this third generation range. The experts at Car & Driving analyse this Czech load-lugger.

Ten Second Review

If you want a really big estate car that doesn't come with the kind of premium pricing you'd get with station wagons from Volvo or the top German brands, then here's not much to touch Skoda's Superb. This third generation version is even larger than its predecessor, yet more efficient and better equipped. If you're looking in this segment, you'd probably like one.

Background

Skoda's Superb has always traded on being big. The standard hatch model's key showroom attribute has always been the astonishing levels of rear seat legroom it offers - plus its big boot. The car's always been the perfect starting point then, for the creation of a really huge estate model, something the Czech brand introduced with the second generation version and continues with here in this much improved MK3 model. This design uses the Volkswagen Group's hi-tech MQB platform, which allows it to be bigger, yet still lighter than its predecessor. Sure enough, there's a big 660-litre boot with the seats up and nearly 2,000-litres of space with the rear bench folded down. We're almost into large MPV territory here. Al this from a smart executive-style estate with no frumpy People Carrying connotations. As before, it's priced at the level of a Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Insignia-style 'D-segment' estate, yet offers even more room than you could expect from a much pricier large Executive class station wagon - say a BMW 5 Series Touring or an Audi A6 Avant. In other words, there's plenty to like here.

Driving Experience

If you were to pick one word to summarise driving the Superb, you'd probably pick 'relaxed'. Weight may have been paired back by around 75kg for this MK3 model but it's still very big - and heavier than other cars that sell at a similar price point. If you push it, the Superb does handle tidily with plenty of grip, but you can feel that's not its preferred gait. This isn't helped by optional adaptive dampers which are too firm in 'sports' mode but allow too much body movement in 'comfort'. Try and hustle it along though and you're kind of missing the point of this car. As before, 4WD is an option on the larger engines - and standard fit on the flagship model, the potent turbocharged 280PS 2.0-litre DSG petrol variant. This pricey derivative's hard to recommend though, given this car's lack of sporting remit, intriguing though it is with what is effectively the powertrain from the Golf R hot hatch beneath the bonnet. Other petrol options include a 225PS 2.0-litre TSI engine and a pair of 1.4-litre TSI turbos, offered with either 125 or 150PS; we'd recommend the latter as it's actually cleaner and less thirsty thanks to cylinder deactivation technology. If you don't do many miles, the smooth petrols are certainly worth your consideration. It'll be the diesels that the majority of buyers go for however. There's a 1.6-litre 120PS derivative, but most will opt for the larger 2.0 TDI variant that offers either 150 or 190PS. The 150PS motor is capable of a respectable 0-62 time of 8.9 seconds with manual front wheel drive transmission.

Design and Build

The third generation Superb design is more assertive and interesting than before, which may help in Skoda's quest to lower the buying age demographic a little. Up front is Skoda's smarter corporate grille, flanked by angularly confident headlights and sitting above a full width air intake. Dashes of chrome add to the classy feel as does restrained detailing on the sides of the vehicle. You'd probably never use the word 'stylish' in describing this car, but the overall looks are certainly handsome in a slightly Germanic way. The same observation applies to the interior and it's of unquestionably of high quality, with well-chosen materials and elegant design simplicity. Underneath this Skoda lies the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, the one shared with the smaller Octavia model as well as with cars like Volkswagen's Passat, SEAT's Leon and Audi's A3. Here though, that chassis gets a much longer wheelbase, this enabling this car to provide over a meter of legroom for rear seat passengers. Only boardroom-sized Luxury segment saloons like Mercedes' S-Class can match that. Boot space is enormously large too - and bigger than before, 660-litres on offer with the seats up and a staggering 1950-litres available when the rear bench is folded down. Not even a huge Mercedes E-Class estate can beat that. Not only is luggage area spacious: it's also a very useful shape. There's a low load lip for the wide tailgate that stretches almost the entire width of the car. And a boot with very little intrusion from the rear wheels and suspension.

Market and Model

Potential Superb Estate buyers will not be short of choice. You're looking at having to find a premium of around £1,200 if you want this station wagon bodystyle rather than the standard five-door hatch model. That means price ranging in the £20,000 to £35,000 bracket through five different levels of trim. Most models get the option of DSG auto transmission for a premium of £1,400. Go for the volume 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel model and there's the £1,500 option of 4x4 traction. All versions come decently equipped. Even at entry-level 'S'-spec, you can expect to find 16" alloy wheels, a leather multifunction steering wheel, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and a couple of audio inputs, plus a 5" touchscreen. The 'SE' grade gains SmartLink phone integration, dual zone air con, rear parking sensors, 17" alloys, cruise control and a 6.5" touchscreen. Fleet buyers will be interested in the next level up, the 'SE Business' grade, which includes sat nav, front parking sensors and Alcantara seats. Even plusher 'SE L Executive' trim adds 18" alloys, Bi-xenon lights, electric boot opening, leather seats that are heated up front and an 8" sat nav and infotainment centre. At the top end, flagship 'Laurin & Klement' trim gets a 10-speaker stereo, heated rear seats and a heated windscreen, plus 'KESSY' keyless entry, park assist and even a TV tuner. Safety is covered by the usual electronic aids, while more expensive models gain blind spot detection, lane assist and park assist.

Cost of Usership

Those looking for the thriftiest model will look towards the 1.6 TDI diesel, a variant that even with auto transmission puts out only 105 g/km of CO2. On paper this may seem ideal - but that kind of showing might slide if you regularly drive fully-laden. With that in mind, the 150PS 2.0 litre TDI diesel variant may be a better fit. With a manual gearbox, this Superb will emit 109 g/km of CO2, with the showing about the same if you opt for the pokier 2.0 TDI 190PS model. Add 10-12 g/km of CO2 to that figure if you opt for 4WD. As with all Skodas, this one offers two years of unlimited mileage warranty, with a third year capped at 60,000 miles, though this package can be extended to five years and 100,000 miles for a reasonable £630. The Superb will hold its value best if you show some restraint when ordering; 'SE' or 'SE Business' trim will have all the kit you need and the 2.0 litre diesel will be the engine most sought-after on the used market. Used car buyers generally won't want a thirsty petrol variant.

Summary

There are lots of SUVs and MPVs to tempt family car buyers at the moment but there's life in the traditional estate car yet. Skoda's Superb Estate might not be the trendiest option your family could choose but its luggage-carrying potential is vast and the rest of the package stacks up very well too. This third generation version offers useful steps forward in technology, efficiency and style and in 4x4 guise really would make a more sensible alternative to a much smaller but similarly-priced compact SUV. So there you have it. If you've £20,000 to £30,000 to spend on something spacious but not too frumpy, you'd probably quite like one of these. Your Czech mate? Quite possibly.

CO2 (g/km)
115
HC
Not Available
NOx
0.057
Particles
0.0003
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Camshaft
DOHC
Catalytic Convertor
Yes
CC
1968
Compression Ratio
16.2:1
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Cylinders
4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
95.5
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Gears
6 SPEED
Number of Valves
16
Transmission
MANUAL
EC Combined (mpg)
64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
72.4
EC Urban (mpg)
54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
56.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
49.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
52.3
AdBlue
Yes
Badge Engine CC
2.0
Badge Power
150
Based On ID
Not Available
Coin Description
TDI CR
Coin Series
SE L Executive
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
20E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
Not Available
NCAP Safety Assist %
Not Available
Safety Concerns?
Not Available
Special Edition
Not Available
Special Order
Not Available
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
0 to 60 mph (secs)
Not Available
0 to 62 mph (secs)
9.3
Engine Power - BHP
150
Engine Power - KW
110
Engine Power - PS
Yes
Engine Power - RPM
3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
251
Engine Torque - MKG
34.7
Engine Torque - NM
340
Engine Torque - RPM
1750
Top Speed
132
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Alloys?
Yes
Space Saver?
Not Available
Tyre Size Front
235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear
235/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style
ZENITH
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Height
Not Available
Height (including roof rails)
1477
Length
4856
Wheelbase
2841
Width
1864
Width (including mirrors)
2031
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
66
Gross Vehicle Weight
2161
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
660
Max. Loading Weight
674
Max. Roof Load
100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Minimum Kerbweight
1487
No. of Seats
5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.1
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Blind spot monitoring
Front and rear parking sensors
8 speakers
Solid paint
Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light)
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Dual zone air conditioning
Dual zone electronic climate control + humidity sensor
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Removable rear parcel shelf
Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory and lumbar support
Electric driver's seat with memory
Heated front seats
18" Zenith alloy wheels
18" Zenith alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Tyre repair kit

You may also like

  Ford S Max 1.5 EcoBoost 165 ST-Line 5dr Nissan Nv200 1.5 dci 110 Acenta 5dr [7 Seat] Ford Galaxy 1.5 EcoBoost 165 Titanium X 5dr Peugeot 508 1.5 BlueHDi GT Line 5dr EAT8 Ford Tourneo Connect 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium 5dr
  View Offer View Offer View Offer View Offer View Offer
Name Ford S Max 1.5 EcoBoost 165 ST-Line 5dr Nissan Nv200 1.5 dci 110 Acenta 5dr [7 Seat] Ford Galaxy 1.5 EcoBoost 165 Titanium X 5dr Peugeot 508 1.5 BlueHDi GT Line 5dr EAT8 Ford Tourneo Connect 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium 5dr
Price
Transmission Manual Manual Manual Automatic Manual
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel
Seats 7 7 7 5 5
Doors 5 5 5 5 5
CO2 172 g/km 130 g/km 170 g/km 103 g/km 119 g/km
MPG 37.7 57.7 37.7 72.4 61.4
BHP 165 110 165 131 120
0 to 62 9.9 sec 14.2 sec 10.0 sec - 12.6 sec

Why lease with us?

  • Free nationwide delivery
  • Brand new vehicle with full manufacturer’s warranty
  • Road tax included for full term

Back to Skoda Superb models

Skoda Superb