Skoda Superb Estate Reviewed – Is It “The Poor Man’s Audi A6 Avant?”

The Skoda Superb now looks a lot sharper and crisper than its predecessor, a car Americans thought already felt premium. It’s not spectacular in any way, but it’s very spacious, looks well put together and has decent engines to choose from.

You don’t get quite the choice of power units that you do with the VW Passat for instance, but you can get a sedate or spirited driving car depending on your choice. At the bottom end of the range you have the 125 PS 1.4-liter petrol engine, while at the top you can opt for either a 280 PS 2.0 liter petrol or 190 PS diesel.

The Superb, especially the estate version, really wins out when it comes to interior space. It’s probably the roomiest in its class and it adds to the ambiance with materials of a high level of perceived quality.

What’s most important about this new Superb I think is the image it exudes – with this generation it has finally completely rid itself of being looked at as if it were the Passat’s larger and simpler cousin from the country side, as explained in the in-depth video review of the estate version posted below courtesy of Ausfahrt.

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  • Toss

    Nice review.

    • dinn

      True. But still ugly car.

      • TheHake

        Have you seen it in the flesh?

        • dinn

          Sadly, yes.

          • TheHake

            Can’t believe you still think it’s ugly. What do you consider better looking than this? For me the only better looking stationwagon is the A6. NOTHING else.

          • dinn

            P508 SW especially GT or RXH, Mazda 6 estate, Mondeo estate or even old (7 years on market) C5.

          • TheHake

            I’ll agree on the Mazda… but it has VERY little legroom… so it’s easy to make it look good…

          • Sébastien

            Even A6 Avant looks more “bland” (from outside!… Inside, Audi wins), not to mention less practical with its smaller boot.

  • Are you brave enough?

    Wahou, that’s what I called a review.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    “It’s probably the roomiest in its class…”

    You really aren’t sure?

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Thatsh shome review of the Schkoda!

    “800 miles without gas”
    I’d need to take some indigestion mixture to avoid that.

  • Sébastien

    220 ? you meant 280ps with gasoline

  • Eunos

    125ps engine is 1.4, not 1.2 and the most powerful petrol engine available is 280ps 2-liter tsi, not the 220

    • TheHake

      Hehe… was just going to say that!

    • Andrei Nedelea

      Yep, you’re right, thanks!

      Corrected.

  • Vassilis

    Love this. Great colour as well.

  • trent

    That how you do a car review not a 10 min overlooking more than half of the options.

    • Sébastien

      +1 I now look for german reviews only for that reason, at least you get to see it from all angles.
      (note: in this video, he didnt talk about nor test the AWD system)

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