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Skoda Superb

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Summary


The Skoda Superb is a large family/executive car, available as either a liftback or an estate. The current car is the third generation, which was launched in 2015 and most recently updated in 2019.

The Superb has received almost unanimous acclaim from the UK motoring media and continues to receive numerous awards every year. As of April 2022, the current-generation Superb has won more than 60 awards from the UK motoring media by our count.

The Skoda Superb has received considerable praise for its practicality, design and value for money. Even more impressive is that it has received almost no real criticisms, apart from Jeremy Clarkson bemoaning its lack of soul. On our Expert Rating scale, the only remotely comparable car that scores more highly is the BMW 3 Series.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the petrol-engined versions of the Skoda Superb ranked a very creditable joint 16th place. Diesel versions, however, didn’t make the top 50. In the 2021 What Car? reliability survey, the Superb was the top-ranked executive car – improving from second place in its class the previous year.

Key specifications


Body style: Large liftback and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £28,960 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Winter 2019/20
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: June 2015

86%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Skoda Superb has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the Superb is selected for assessment, we will publish the results here.

Security rating


Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: March 2020

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Skoda Superb has received

2022

  • Fleet World Awards – Best Upper Medium Fleet Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car

2021

  • Business Motoring Awards – Best Estate Car
  • carwow Awards – Best Large Hybrid Car (Superb iV) + Best Estate Car
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large Car + Best Large Estate Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Upper Medium Fleet Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car + Best Executive Car for Value

2020

  • Auto Express Driver Power – Best Family Car
  • Autocar Awards – Best Family Car
  • Business Car Awards – Best Upper-Medium Car
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Plug-in Hybrid
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large Car + Best Large Estate Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Upper Medium Fleet Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car + Best Plug-in Hybrid under £35K + Best Executive Car under £30K
  • What Car? Electric Car Awards – Best Plug-in Hybrid Estate Car

2019

  • carwow Awards – Practicality Award
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large Car + Best Large Estate Car
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50 – Used Car of the Year + Best Used Large Car + Best Used Estate car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Honest John Awards – Best Large Car
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Executive Car

2018

  • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Large Estate + Best Large Hatch
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50 – Best Used Estate car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Honest John Awards – Best Large Car
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Tow Car, 1400-1549kg
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car

2017

  • ACFO Awards – Fleet Car of the Year
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Family Car
  • BusinessCar Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Estate Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Honest John Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Tow Car, 1400-1549kg
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car

2016

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Family Car + Best Estate Car
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Estate Car
  • Contract Hire and Leasing Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Upper Medium Car
  • Honest John Awards – Most Popular Large Family Car
  • Professional Driver Awards – Private Hire Car of the Year
  • Sunday Times Top 100 – Best Large Estate Car
  • Telegraph Car Awards – Best Family Car
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Tow Car, 1400-1549kg
  • What Car? Awards – Best Estate Car

2015

  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate Car

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