Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Practicality is the Superb's strong point
  • Huge interior with even bigger boot
  • An excellent family car 

The Superb Estate may well look appealing, but Skoda hasn't sacrificed space in the pursuit of style. Far from it - it's vast inside. 

It seems with Skoda’s largest model you can have form and function. With the rear seats up, the boot measures an impressive 660 litres. It’s a best-in-class figure, although the significantly smaller Peugeot 308 SW matches this number (but weirdly the 508 SW doesn't even come close). If you go for the Superb iV plug-in hybrid, the boot space falls to 510 litres due to the battery pack taking up some room. 

With the 60:40 split rear seats tumbled over that volume increases to another class best of 1,950-litres – up 85 litres compared to the previous Superb estate. Just be aware that without the optional variable height boot floor the cargo bay surface is not completely flat, so you’d be wise to invest in that if you’ll regularly have the seats folded for heavy loads.

Aiding practicality further is what Skoda refers to as the Boot Net Programme – a series of retaining nets for keeping loose items neatly secure, while many also feature an electric tailgate. This can be set to only open up to a particular height, to prevent you damaging the paintwork on a garage ceiling for instance. Give the door itself a quick pull and it pulls itself closed the rest of the way electrically, too.

Around the cabin are a number of conveniently-sized and shaped storage compartments and cubbies, including an ingenious feature already found on the Superb hatchback – in the front cup holder module is a dimpled rubber base and a narrower slot that allows bottles to be undone single-handedly, useful when driving for minimal distraction.

Finally, there's a design feature that’s been a Superb mainstay since the first generation’s introduction in 2002 – and an idea only shared with Rolls-Royce: door mounted umbrellas.

How safe is the Superb Estate?

  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Driver assitance tech available
  • 2019 facelift brought more advanced kit

Tested in 2015, the Superb Estate achieved a five-star Euro NCAP score as a result of the hatchback being tested.

It certainly comes packed with equipment designed to make it the safest model in the Czech brand’s range, with even the entry-level grades loaded with kit designed to minimise crashes and the consequences of them.

Not only is electronic stability control fitted as standard, so are other key electronic features like emergency city braking, multi-collision braking (to mitigate against rolling along into additional crashes) and a pedestrian safety system.

While bright LED lights are standard, a range of more advanced driver assistance kit is available. Adaptive cruise control has evolved into a newer Predictive Cruise Control system that reads traffic signs and has the ability to automatically adapt the car's system to the conditons, as well as coming to a halt and moving off again. 

From the middle of 2020 there's a system called Emergency Assist that can automatically move the car to the side of the road and to a halt in the event of an emergency. Front assist now has the ability to detect pedestrians.

Existing systems like blindspot monitoring and lane-assist also remain as part of the car's range of updates in 2019.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Superb Estate.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
S optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

SE Business equipment

SE Business standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE Business optional equipment
None available

SE L equipment

SE L standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE L optional equipment
None available

SE L Executive equipment

SE L Executive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE L Executive optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Telephone

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Sport Line equipment

Sport Line standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport Line optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Telephone

Sport Line Plus equipment

Sport Line Plus standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Line Plus optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Skoda Superb Estate was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 76%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.