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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There’s a real touch of class about the interior of the Superb – it looks and feels genuinely upmarket with a classy design.

The quality of the materials used is top notch and the finish is superb with all the controls and switches working with real precision.

It’s fair to say the interior wouldn’t look out of place in a premium executive saloon costing twice as much.

The driving position is good, the steering wheel adjusts for height and reach plus there’s plenty of adjustment in the seat.

From the driver’s point of view, however, the Superb’s biggest problem is rear visibility. The back window is shallow and – combined with thick rear door pillars – restricts the view out, making reversing more difficult.

When it comes to Skoda Superb comfort levels, this is a car that has the competition licked. It’s actually roomier and more comfortable than some cars twice its price.

There’s room for the front passenger to really stretch out, while in the back passengers get up to a metre of legroom (1025mm, to be precise) and adjustable footrests give an added touch of luxury.

That’s more room than a long wheelbase Jaguar XJ or Mercedes-Benz S-Class – the cheapest of which starts at more than £40,000.

There is a little engine noise at lower speeds but once on the move Superb is exceptionally quiet and well-insulated against wind and road noise. This combined with the excellent ride quality adds to the feeling of refinement and robust build quality.