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Skoda Superb estate (2008-2015) - Practicality & boot space

The Skoda Superb estate has the biggest boot in its class and plenty of room for five people

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Estate cars don’t come much bigger than the Skoda Superb. Its boot is by far and away the most spacious in its class and puts more expensive executive estates to shame as well. With a length of 4,833mm and a width of 1,817mm, this is a big car, so parking can be tricky. Light steering means it’s easy enough to manoeuvre though, and every model except for the entry-level S comes with rear parking sensors.

Skoda Superb Estate interior space and storage

Passenger space is excellent in the Superb and you’re unlikely to feel cramped. You get plenty of useful storage space inside, too, including a decent-sized glovebox, huge door bins, a central cubbyhole and a hidden compartment for items such as your mobile phone. SE models and above even get umbrellas hidden in the rear doors and all versions have two ISOFIX child-seat mounts in the outer rear seats.

Skoda Superb Estate boot space

You simply won’t find a more practical car for the money than the Skoda Superb. It has 633 litres of boot space as standard, but fold the rear seats down and that grows to a huge 1,865 litres – by far the biggest in its class.

The boot has a wide opening, but the boot floor isn’t completely flat, which can make loading large items tricky. There’s also a bit of lip at the back, but the optional electronically operated tailgate is handy for when your hands are full with shopping bags.

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The boot even has a concealed storage area for valuables, hooks for securing those shopping bags and a detachable torch. There’s also an optional metal bar that can be fitted to the boot floor and moved around to keep luggage separate. A tyre repair kit is standard.

Skoda Superb Estate towing

Big estates such as the Superb are built for towing and even the least powerful 1.4-litre petrol model can pull 1,500kg, while the 3.6-litre V6 can handle up to 2,000kg. The least powerful 1.6-litre TDI diesel can manage a 1,700kg trailer and the 2.0-litre TDI 170 increases that to 1,800kg. Optional tow bar preparation costs £160.

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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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