Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • A particularly strong area for the Superb
  • Huge rear-seat space with enormous boot
  • Plus plenty of storage areas throughout

Previously the Skoda Superb's practicality was taken care of by its Twindoor system, a function that allowed the boot to be opened as either a conventional saloon or vast hatchback – all at the touch of a button. That’s gone for this new model, the tailgate opening like a conventional hatchback only, despite the distinctly saloon-like proportions.

There’s still plenty of boot space of course, with 625 litres (up 30 litres from before) available with the seats in place. Drop them flat, which can be done from remote levers in the boot, and this can be increased to a class-leading 1,760 litres. Thanks to the firm’s Simply Clever features, the Velcro-cargo stays and helps secure smaller loads and stops them sliding around on the move too.

They don’t end there; two umbrellas secreted away in the front doors ensure you’ll never be caught short in an unexpected storm, there’s a magnetic torch in the boot with battery capability of up to 48 hours, and the electric tailgate can be set to open to a certain height in a bid to avoid contact with low roofs. The firm’s optional Virtual Pedal system allows you to open the boot hands-free with a wave of your foot under the car’s rear bumper too – perfect when you’re overloaded with shopping.

A cupholder in the transmission tunnel allows one-handed opening of bottles on the move, while traditional features such as the ticket holder on the windscreen and ice scraper in the filler cap remain.

Rear legroom is extremely generous so even the tallest of passengers will be able to stretch out in comfort. Top models even come with electric seat controls on the side of the front passenger chair to slide it forward further for the full limo-like experience.

Skoda Superb safety

  • Five-star crash safety rating
  • Plenty of driver assistance tech available
  • Should prove a safe companion

When it comes to looking after its occupants, and those surrounding the vehicle, safety is rather impressive. There’s certainly lots of kit available to ensure it’s one of the safest Skodas currently available.

As such, all have electronic stability control, front assist with City Emergency Brake to avoid impacts with pedestrians and other objects and Multi-Collision Brake which controls the car after an impact, helping to contribute towards the Superb's five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

The list of assistance systems fitted, or optionally available, on the Superb is vast and includes adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist (semi-autonomous driving), XDS+ (electronic front differential), park assist (self-parking), rear-view camera, blindspot detection, rear traffic alert (detects on-coming vehicles while reversing out of a blind parking space), hill hold control, speedlimiter system, lane assist and travel assist (camera scans road signs and displays in trip computer).

There’s up to nine airbags available, including one for the driver’s knees, and even the headlights have come under scrutiny with Light Assist switches between high-beam and dipped beam headlights depending on the surroundings and traffic and adaptive front light system which changes the spread of the headlights and their illumination of the road depending on surroundings, speed and weather.

Watch: Skoda Superb Hatchback Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD
  • 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
  • DVD
  • 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
  • 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 Hatchback 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.