Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 26 - 50 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The big engined model commands a fairly heavy price but doesn’t hang onto it too well. The diesel 1.9-litre TDI is the most frugal choice, returning up to 50mpg, plus cheaper models also fare better and offer improved fuel economy.

Superb performs quite well on the eco front. With an average of 193 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for an executive saloon. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not particularly economical, averaging 38 mpg.

Although Superb uses a well proven Volkswagen recipe and its mechanicals are fairly dependable, it isn’t immune to the occasional niggle. As ever, make sure you keep up the servicing and it shouldn’t give you too many headaches.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £615
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Insurance group 18 - 34
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