This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Skoda Superb Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Skoda Superb safety levels are high. It's is a large, modern, car that’s packed with safety kit, so it's no surprise that it was awarded the maximum five-star safety rating when crash tested by Euro NCAP.

It also qualifies for the five star rating under the new tougher crash test introduced in 2009. This new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test.

Seven airbags are standard and a further two are optional, while other equipment includes Isofix child seat anchor points, anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution and a tyre pressure monitor. An electronic stability programme (ESP) – to help prevent skidding – is also standard.

The Skoda Superb practicality question is an interesting one - primarily because the car is truly unique - because amazingly it’s both a saloon and a hatchback in one.

Press one button on the tailgate and just the bootlid opens, press another and the whole tailgate, including the glass, lifts.

And what a boot – with 565 litres (85 litres more than the previous model) on offer, it’s a whopper and it’s very easy to access thanks to the wide hatchback opening.

This expands to 1,670 litres when the seats are folded – almost estate car levels of space.

The Superb is also the only car this side of a Rolls-Royce Phantom to come with an umbrella concealed in the door – for when you’re unexpectedly caught in the rain (see gallery for a picture).

Standard on SE and Elegance models, it sits in a specially designed waterproof slot underneath the rear passenger’s door armrest and when the door is closed the umbrella self-dries, too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Skoda Superb Hatchback (08-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • TV

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elegance optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • TV

GreenLine equipment

GreenLine standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
GreenLine optional equipment
None available

Laurin + Klement equipment

Laurin + Klement standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • TV
Laurin + Klement optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim

SE Business equipment

SE Business standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE Business optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

SE Plus equipment

SE Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
SE Plus optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Skoda Superb Hatchback (08-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.