Review

Skoda Superb estate

The Skoda Superb Estate is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a big estate car, with plenty of interior space and a huge boot. It shares many of its parts with Volkswagen, but it's cheaper to buy and more practical than the VW Passat.

The Volkswagen connection is obvious inside where the dashboard feels solidly constructed and is nice to use, although it doesn’t quite have the same polish of a VW. One of the Superb's trump cards is the amount of legroom in the back, which is more than you’ll get in some luxury cars. Better still, it gets a huge boot that can easily swallow everyone's luggage and includes features such as an electronically powered boot lid.

The big Skoda can be had with a range of petrol and diesel engines, but the latter make more sense, especially in the extremely economical GreenLine model. Trim levels range from the basic S to the luxurious L&K.