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Skoda Superb review - Reliability & safety

“Skoda has slipped in customer rankings, but safety is excellent and the Superb feels solidly built”

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Skoda has traditionally performed strongly with customers, and while it has slipped as a brand in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey rankings in recent years, it’s still ahead of other Volkswagen Group marques. 26% of Skoda owners reported a fault within the first year, which is a bit worse than average.

How safe is the Skoda Superb?

It hasn’t been tested by independent experts Euro NCAP yet, but we’d be surprised if the Superb achieved anything less than a five star safety rating. It comes decked out with a suite of active and passive safety features, from autonomous emergency braking to a system to detect driver fatigue and recommend a break.

What are the Skoda Superb service intervals?

Skoda sticks to fairly traditional servicing schedules, so it recommends routine maintenance every 12 months or 10,000 miles. The brand also offers servicing deals to help budget more easily and spread the cost. 

What is the warranty on the Skoda Superb?

Skoda’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty used to look like the industry norm, but as more competitive cover has emerged from rival brands it appears somewhat stingy. Kia offers seven years, while Toyota’s warranty can last for up to a decade, so long as you meet its terms and conditions.

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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.

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