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Skoda Superb estate (2008-2015) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Frugal engines make the Skoda Superb estate cheap to run

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Skoda’s budget ethos means the Superb estate is reasonably priced and, given its sheer size, puts lots of more expensive estate cars to shame, including most if not all of its direct rivals. A choice of engines means you can prioritise fuel economy or performance according to your needs, although the 2.0-litre TDI diesels are easily the best all-rounders in our opinion.

Skoda Superb Estate MPG and CO2

The most efficient Superb is the 1.6-litre TDI 105 diesel GreenLine model, which can return fuel economy of 65.7mpg and has CO2 emissions of 113g/km, which means you only have to pay £20 road tax a year – very impressive when you consider the size of the car.

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You can enjoy similar efficiency and better performance with the 2.0-litre TDI 140 engine, though. It isn’t far off of the GreenLine model’s economy and emissions – being good for 61.4mpg and 119g/km – so you’ll pay the same £20 a year for road tax. Even more power is available from the 168bhp version of the same engine. Known as the 2.0-litre TDI 170, it manages 60.1mpg and emits 122g/km of CO2 for £110-a-year road tax.

Petrol versions make less sense unless you cover few miles a year or do most of your driving around town. The basic 1.4-litre TSI model can return 46.3mpg and emits 142g/km for road tax of £145 a year, which isn’t bad even though it isn’t particularly quick. The 1.8-litre version sits just below the 40mpg mark, with CO2 emissions of between 160-170g/km depending on the exact model you go for. The top-of-the-range 3.6-litre V6 petrol can only manage 30.4mpg and is a very niche choice as a result.

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Four-wheel-drive models blunt fuel economy and increase emissions a bit. They’re not necessarily bad choices, you just need to be prepared to sacrifice lower running costs for that extra grip on slippery surfaces.

Skoda Superb Estate insurance group

The Superb estate has middling insurance groups, starting at a relatively low group 19 for the basic 1.4-litre TSI petrol model and rising to group 34 for the top-end 3.6-litre V6 engine. The diesel engines are cheaper to insure than the petrols, starting at group 14 for the 1.6-litre TDI model and finishing up at group 26 for the 2.0-litre TDI 170.

Skoda Superb Estate warranty

Skoda offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty, though unlimited mileage applies in the first two years (the third year is only activated if the car has covered less than 60,000 miles). This is about the same as most of the Superb estate’s main rivals, but the Hyundai i40 estate is streets ahead with its five-year/unlimited-mileage package.

Skoda Super Estate servicing

Service intervals are variable, but a major one is recommended every two years or 20,000 miles for the Superb estate. Fixed-price servicing is part of the deal with Skodas and that major service will set you back £259. A minor service (which is recommends every year or 10,000 miles) costs £139.

Skoda also offers a service plan for new cars and used models up to a year old – £479 covers the cost of servicing for three years or 30,000 miles.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.5 TSI e-TEC SE Technology 5dr DSG
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £36,175

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.5 TSI iV SE Technology DSG 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £41,465

Fastest

  • Name
    2.0 TSI Laurin + Klement 4X4 5dr DSG
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £47,645

Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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