VW Group Wagons Compared: Audi A4 vs Skoda Superb vs VW Passat

If you’re looking for a new wagon and happen to live in Europe, chances are that, depending on your budget, one or more of these three models are on your list.

The VW Group is currently offering a very strong team of wagons to choose from, including the Skoda Superb, the VW Passat and the Audi A4.

The first two are based on the same platform, with the Audi getting its own underpinnings. However, the VW Group has laid out a very clear market strategy for all three, with the Skoda being the most affordable option of the three, the Audi holding the title of the more premium model and the VW sitting between the two.

It all comes down to what you really look for in an estate model: Skoda’s offering might be the cheapest of the three but is also the roomiest as well, with the Passat slightly falling behind it and the Audi A4 clearing favoring style over practicality.

CarWow compares the Skoda Superb Estate with the VW Passat Estate and the Audi A4 Avant in their latest video review that you can watch right below.

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  • Eunos

    I would take the Passat with 2.0tdi 240hp. The Superb is the most generic car I’ve seen. The Audi looks good, but still I’d take the Vw

    • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

      Generic? What else does it look like? I’d say the Passat looks like a Golf wagon and the A4 looks like an A6 Avant.

      • Eunos

        It is just a fat pre-facelift Octavia 3. It looks good on pics, but in person it looks very weird, especially the front end – it’s too low and too wide. It resembles me a human face with the mumps. The Passat doesn’t look like a golf, It’s very distinctive looked at from the front. The A6 looks amazing, the A4 is like its slightly uglier sister.

  • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

    I live in Australia – all 3 are available, but I went for the A6 Avant 4.0TFSI.

    • Eunos

      Is there A6 with the 4.0 v8? I thought that was only in the S6 and RS6

      • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

        Ah yes, it’s the RS6.

  • Six_Tymes

    I’d choose the Skoda any day.

  • Kash

    Out of these 3, RS4 Avant once it goes on sale.

  • DJ

    So. Chevrolet / Oldsmobile / Cadillac – change grill, change the lights, change the badge.

    • Status

      It’s been an industry-wide practice for over 40 years now. This shouldn’t surprise you.

  • VanGed

    I’ve driven all three, and I bought the Passat. The Skoda might be cheaper but the VW came with far more kit as standard, including adaptive cruise control, a very expensive option on the Skoda, even a space saving spare wheel is extra. The VW has a full size spare of the same alloy, not a cheap steel one. The Skoda was big, simply too big. I simply didn’t need the massive space for rear passengers​. Also the boot might have more litres but it angles more at the back and therefore dog cages, etc still have to be a foot back from the rear end. The Passat has a near vertical rear, which means it’s as useful as a van. Like the Skoda the same slope appears on the Audi, but the boot is also a lot smaller in the first place; the Passat much better here.
    The Audi is no where near as big inside than the other two. It’s all bonnet, as the engines are mounted differently. There’s less space for the driver, and a lot less for the rear passengers​. It’s only on par with a Golf. It may have nice quality materials inside, but the Passat is just as nice if not nicer. The dull interior of the Audi with the climate control looking like an old radio from the seventies, boring brushed alloy, and unless high spec has lots of empty buttons staring at you. Certainly with the extra space inside, and in GT trim with ambient lighting and heated seats as standard, the Passat has a nicer cabin for a lot less. The Skoda was OK inside, but nothing special at all.
    I found the Passat the best, for comfort, space, refinement and value for money. It’s been out the longest now, and you can get a better deal than on the other two.

    • Thomas Hill

      Id buy the Passet Estate based on your excellent review… it except I live in the states. Here is to hoping that all will come to their senses and just say no to SUVs =/

  • Pawel

    I have just bought the Passat Variant (in Germany). With gasoline 1.4 tsi (150hp, didn’t want to spend more money on 1.8tsi) motor and put some more money into the noise reduction windows. I hope it will be at least as comfortable as my old B6.

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