Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Skoda Superb review - Boot space, practicality & dimensions

“The Superb now offers even more interior and boot space, dwarfing rivals”

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating
Be the first to review
Boot space, practicality & dimensions Rating

5.0 out of 5

If you know only one thing about the Skoda Superb, it’s probably that it offers masses of space for the money. That’s only become a stronger trait over the generations, and isn’t one that Skoda is likely to veer away from anytime soon. 

It means that even with a tall driver at the wheel, there’s so much space behind the front seats that passengers can relax and stretch out in comfort. Headroom isn’t an issue as a result, and if you’d like to give your family the VIP treatment, the Superb is an excellent pick. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

Skoda has also become known for its ‘Simply Clever’ features to make life easier, and the latest Superb has no less than 28 of them according to the Czech brand. They include everything from a handy umbrella tucked inside the driver’s door, to an ice scraper, a tablet holder in the rear armrest and a cooled wireless charging pad to keep your smartphone from overheating.

Size comparison

Model 

Length

Width

Height

Skoda Superb

4,912mm

1,849mm

1,496mm

Peugeot 508

4,750mm

1,859mm

1,403mm

Audi A6

4,939mm

1,886mm

1,446mm

BMW 5 Series

4,963mm

1,868mm

1,498mm

Does the Skoda Superb have a big boot?

It certainly does, because even the smaller Superb Hatchback boasts a 645-litre boot, putting it right at the top of the executive car class. It’s a 20-litre gain on the outgoing model, but it’s not perfect, because there’s quite a significant loading lip to haul heavy items over. Of course, if you need an even bigger boot, there's the Skoda Superb Estate.

Boot space comparison

Model 

Boot space

Skoda Superb

645 litres

Peugeot 508

478 litres

Audi A6

530 litres

BMW 5 Series

520 litres

Is the Skoda Superb a good tow car?

Previous generations of the Skoda Superb have won awards for their towing ability, and the latest model looks like it should also perform well here. Even the 1.5-litre petrol version is rated to tow up to 1,600kg (12% gradient), which increases to two tonnes for the 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel. If you need to haul a really big caravan or trailer, though, the flagship diesel with 190bhp and four-wheel drive should be able to tow even more assuredly.  

Skip advert
Advertisement

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Skoda Superb review – peak family car takes on executive crowd
Skoda Superb hatch
In-depth reviews
6 Jun 2024

Skoda Superb review – peak family car takes on executive crowd

Top 10 best small SUVs 2024
Best small SUVs
Best cars
20 May 2024

Top 10 best small SUVs 2024

Top 10 cars with the biggest boots
The cars with the biggest boots
Best cars
12 Apr 2024

Top 10 cars with the biggest boots

Top 10 best mid-size SUVs 2024
best mid size suvs
Best cars
10 Apr 2024

Top 10 best mid-size SUVs 2024

Have You Considered

Skoda Superb review – peak family car takes on executive crowd
Skoda Superb hatch
In-depth reviews
6 Jun 2024

Skoda Superb review – peak family car takes on executive crowd

Vauxhall Insignia hatchback review (2017-2022)
Best Used Family Car: Vauxhall Insignia
In-depth reviews
27 Jan 2022

Vauxhall Insignia hatchback review (2017-2022)

Most Popular

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed
Alpine A290 front quarter
News
13 Jun 2024

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
14 Jun 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024