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Why Lease The Superb?

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Skoda Superb Review 2024

The new Skoda Superb represents an evolution of its predecessor, featuring a sleeker design, a more premium feel, and a range of petrol, diesel, and hybrid engines. It boasts improvements in aerodynamics, increased interior space, and a focus on maintaining physical controls alongside modern touchscreens for a balanced user experience. The Superb remains a top choice for those valuing space, comfort, and practicality, now with enhanced environmental considerations and advanced safety features.

Rivals to the Skoda Superb include the Peugeot 508, Volkswagen Arteon and Audi A8.

Our Skoda Superb review covers:

Skoda Superb Key Features

  • Updated exterior with a sharper stance and the wider grille with sleek LED headlights
  • Refined interior with sleeker aesthetics and premium touches
  • 625-litre boot, expanding to 1,760 litres with rear seats down
  • Range of petrol, diesel, and hybrid engines
  • Four trim levels are available: SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and L&K

Skoda Superb Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Large boot
  • Refined and efficient engines
  • Spacious and comfortable interior

Cons:

  • Higher trims can be expensive
  • Not the most engaging to drive
  • Some interior materials could be improved

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

Gone are the days of the slightly boxy Superb. The new model retains the familiar silhouette but injects it with a dose of urbane swagger. The lines are sharper, the stance is more athletic, and the wider grille with sleek LED headlights exudes newfound confidence.

Skoda Superb Exterior

Step inside, and you're greeted by a cabin that feels both spacious and premium. Skoda hasn't messed with the winning formula - acres of legroom, headroom, and shoulder room ensure everyone travels first class. Soft-touch plastics, tasteful chrome accents, and optional Alcantara upholstery elevate the ambience, while a digital instrument cluster and central touchscreen keep you informed and entertained. 

The Skoda Superb's boot has a cavernous appetite, devouring 625 litres of luggage – a figure that leaves rivals like the Peugeot 508 (487 litres) and VW Arteon (563 litres) feeling famished. Even the plug-in hybrid Superb, with its batteries snuggled under the floor, offers a competitive 485 litres.

Opening the wide rear hatch reveals a flat, feast-ready space equipped with hooks, straps, and cubbies to keep your cargo under control. While a slight lip might mean you need to lift heavier items, it's a small price to pay for such a capacious pantry. And if your appetite for space is truly insatiable, folding the rear seats unleashes a gargantuan 1,760 litres – enough to make some mid-sized SUVs blush. Even the hybrid's 1,610 litres would leave most rivals feeling empty.

Interior and Trims

Skoda Superb's Interior Holds its Own Against Pricier Rivals. The interior punches well above its weight, even edging close to its pricier cousin, the Volkswagen Passat. Sure, you might find a few rough plastic edges if you're a meticulous inspector, but for most folks, the ambience screams premium, not the price tag.

The latest upgrades have narrowed the gap between Superb and Passat even further. While the Passat might boast slightly swankier trim pieces here and there, the difference is subtle enough to easily miss in everyday use. Everything feels solid and built to last, from the base SE trim's durable cloth seats to the plush leather in higher trims. Sportline Plus adds a touch of sporty flair with quilted Alcantara and a racier steering wheel, while those seeking luxurious pampering can indulge in the L&K's opulent leather and ambient lighting. Just be careful – ticking too many options boxes can push you into Audi and BMW territory in terms of cost.

Tech-wise, even the entry-level Superb packs a punch. An 8-inch touchscreen comes standard, loaded with DAB radio, WiFi tethering, Bluetooth, and now, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SE Technology trim throws in sat nav, though your phone's built-in apps can handle that just fine. For those who like big screens, Sportline Plus and L&K get a 9.2-inch upgrade, but the functionality remains the same. Thankfully, both systems are responsive and intuitive, with handy shortcut buttons flanking the smaller screen and a single row for the larger. Voice control exists, but its reliability leaves something to be desired – it is best to stick to the touch and button combos.

Four trim levels are available: SE Technology, SE L, SportLine Plus and L&K.

The SE Technology trim for the Skoda Superb comes fully equipped with luxurious heated leather seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system featuring built-in navigation, monitoring for blind spots, sensors for both front and rear parking, adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, and standard LED headlights.

For the SE L model, the Skoda Superb is enhanced with 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows for privacy, and advanced Matrix LED headlights. It boasts leather heated front seats, standard blind spot detection, and selectable driving modes.

The SportLine Plus variant of the Superb showcases 19-inch wheels accented with glossy black exterior finishes and distinctive "SportLine" branding. The interior is appointed with Alcantara sports seats at the front that are heated, alongside ambient interior lighting. The entertainment and navigation system features a larger 9.2-inch display with 3D navigation capabilities.

The Laurin & Klement edition brings the pinnacle of technology to the Skoda Superb. It features an advanced 9.2-inch infotainment system that includes a digital virtual cockpit, 3D navigation, wireless connectivity, DVD player, lane-change and -keeping aids, assistance for parking, and a camera for rear-view parking. Additional luxuries include tri-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels, heated seating for both front and rear passengers, and extensive leather upholstery.

Power and Performance

The Skoda Superb offers a smorgasbord of powertrains, from peppy petrol to efficient diesel and a fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid. Gearing options and drivetrains add further variety, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your driving needs.

Start off with the base 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol – think of it as the quiet achiever. This little gem puts out 150hp, zipping through town and cruising effortlessly on motorways. Its six-speed manual gearbox lets you savour the control, while the 47mpg average fuel economy and 136g/km CO2 emissions keep your wallet and the planet happy. Need a dash of adrenaline? The 190hp and 280hp 2.0-litre petrol answer the call, sprinting to 62mph in 7.7 and 5.3 seconds, respectively. Be prepared for slightly thirstier habits, though, averaging 40.3mpg and 33.2mpg, respectively. The 280hp version, paired with standard all-wheel drive, might tempt the speed demon within, but remember, great power comes with extra running costs.

Skoda Superb Interior

For frequent motorway miles, the 150hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel shines. Matching the 150hp petrol's acceleration, it boasts stellar fuel economy of 59.3mpg and 125g/km CO2 with the manual – a touch less with the smooth seven-speed DSG auto. But the real magic lies in its range – over 800 miles on a single tank! Need more overtaking muscle? The 200hp diesel delivers, but fuel economy dips to 50.4mpg. If winter roads are your playground, opt for the all-wheel-drive version for extra grip.

Short commutes and easy access to charging? Meet the plug-in hybrid. This clever combo of a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor dishes out 218hp, zipping you to 62mph in 7.7 seconds. Make the most of the 44-mile electric range, and you'll enjoy a mouthwatering 224.4mpg. On longer journeys, expect figures closer to 40mpg. However, keep in mind the automatic gearbox's occasional hiccups while switching between electric and petrol modes and the hybrid's availability only in the top trims.

Overall, the new Skoda Superb is a worthy successor to the previous model. It's still a great all-rounder that offers practicality, comfort, and a great leasing option.

Leasing vs Buying

The Skoda Superb is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £31,100.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £307.51.

If you're considering leasing a Skoda Superb, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Skoda Superb can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.

Customer Reviews

Skoda Superb
Average Rating Based on 14 reviews
4.5 out of 5

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4.3 out of 5
Michael Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 190 Laurin + Klement DSG

Would have preferred an estate (as per previous 2 cars), but the only credit broker offering Superb estates was (apparently) rejecting many applications, despite excellent credit scores. Another broker changed the rental price (Sportline estate) at the last minute, to an unacceptable figure, so this is my 3rd choice vehicle. Also, dislike the "D" mode on gearbox. When not using accelerator, car disengages gearbox and coasts (fuel saving), but all this does is transfer fuel cost to maintenance of brakes, as coasting requires a lot more brake use when engine braking is not available. Not a Nationwide issue, I realise, but a manufacturer design failure. It's also unsafe for going down some hills, as it requires constant braking, which risks overheating pads. Thankfully, having a sport mode negates all of this, but uses more fuel. It's unfortunate that sport mode on the gearbox cannot be set as default. The stop-start engine is also useful, but only when crawling in traffic - it's dangerous when it cuts out out junctions or traffic islands when you're intending to enter a gap in traffic. Thankfully, it can be disabled as well. As this is my third Skoda Superb, I'm impressed, as usual, with the size and space inside, as are passengers. It's always a pleasure to drive, and comfortable.

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4.7 out of 5
James Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TSI 190 Laurin + Klement DSG

Had the 17 executive before which had some things that the L&K lacked which was a little disappointing

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5.0 out of 5
Philip Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive DSG (7 Speed)

It is a large comfortable car, but most importantly the boot takes 2 sets of golf clubs, 2 electric golf trolleys and a suitcase, this is our priority and very few cars meet our requirement without the contents being on view.

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4.6 out of 5
John Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive DSG [7 Speed]

Lots of space. Decent mpg. Comfortable.

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4.3 out of 5
Ross Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive DSG (7 Speed)

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4.9 out of 5
Craig Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive

Feels so more solid than your typical mid range car, the doors thud when you shut them. Loads of kit inside the car, drives lovely, high mpg & all for very reasonable leasing costs. Makes for a very good value lease deal

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3.1 out of 5
Paul Skoda Superb Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR S

It's only a small thing but it doesn't have cruise control. I'd assumed it came as standard on this type of car. Makes a big difference on long motorway drives

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4.9 out of 5
Barry Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive DSG [7 Speed]

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2.9 out of 5
James Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE Technology

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5.0 out of 5
James Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TDI CR SE L Executive

The only issue I have is the automatic lights. Fed up with other drivers thinking I’m on full beams. Other times at the same time of night under the same weather conditions the lights are too dim. I can’t understand the lighting perimeters.

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4.9 out of 5
Jeremy Skoda Superb Hatchback 1.4 TSI 150 SE L Executive

Car is excellent and lives up to expectations. Have now driven it for a year and have found nothing l don't like!

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4.7 out of 5
Shaun Skoda Superb Hatchback 2.0 TSI Laurin + Klement DSG

Had Mercedes several times before and the quality is nowhere nee what it used to be soif you aren't worried about people's reactions when you say 'I drive a Skoda' go for it. Bigger than the e class, loads of toys, massive boot, quicker and better value. Love it.

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4.7 out of 5
Justyn Skoda Superb Hatchback

Really like the value for money of the performance of the Superb against the cost.

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4.6 out of 5
Simon Skoda Superb Hatch

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