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2017 Skoda Superb Estate review


May 26, 2020
2017 Skoda Superb Estate review

2017 Skoda Superb Estate review so you’re in the market for a large family car you want something that’s well equipped and got more space in the boot than you know what to do with but

you don’t want a large 4×4 or MPV instead you want something that’s a bit more car like sound familiar well what you’re left with is an estate

and few cars are worth considering more than this the Skoda Superb now the superb is SCOTUS largest offering it’s a big family car and it’s taking on the

2017 Skoda Superb Estate review

likes of the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat as well as more premium offerings like the BMW 3-series and Mercedes c-class it’s a versatile car and thanks

to being part of the Volkswagen family it features a wide selection of petrol and diesel engines with manual or automatic gearboxes – or four-wheel

drive in either saloon or state guys there’s also a remarkable amount of room on offer with a class-leading cabin and boot space little wonder the Czech

government uses them as official vehicles if you avoid the entry level 123 brake horsepower petrol or the 118 brake horsepower diesel both of which

feel a little lackluster then you’ll find the superb performs perfectly well if you want a bit of pace though then you’ll particularly like the 217 or the

280 brake horsepower versions the latter of which will be naught to 60 in under six seconds the mid-range petrol and diesel both pump out around 148 brake horsepower and

a good pairings with the superb the petrol is slightly quicker on paper but you need to rev it hard to make decen progress the diesel has a better low

down torque and is obviously cheaper to run to there is a more powerful 187 brake horsepower diesel but the cheaper version is a better alternative with the

standard suspension the superb rides very well dealing with punchy surfaces and speed bumps admirably it’s excellent on the motorway cruise – but it can

float a little if the road turns too bumpy go for the adaptive suspension and it’s even smoother unless you set it to sport mode it’s worth avoiding the large at

19-inch alloys – if you want an easygoing ride it’s not a thrilling drive though the steering is a little lifeless but it is at least precise and

well weighted and there’s plenty of grip available in any version so it’s easy enough to place in the corners it breaks well – and with plenty of pedal feel so

it’s easy to drive smoothly and confidently the diesels can be a little gruff when cold and on acceleration was settle into a helmet speed while the

petrels are pretty refined all around the manual cars have a nice gear change action while a dual clutch also is seamless on the open road if a little

jerky in traffic there’s no more wind or road noise and you’d find in any rivals so all-in-all it makes for a relaxed Cruiser the second you get behind the

wheel you’ll find getting comfortable and absolute doddle all versions have a seat that adjust for height and a steering wheel adjust both in and out as

well as up and down as you move up the range and more adjustment is available full electric seats with memory on se business and above all the major

controls are sensibly placed and within easy reach the forward view is pretty clear but the high window line and thick rear pillars mean the over-the-shoulder

view is a little obscured on all but the entry-level S trim you get rear parking sensors and there’s plenty of options to help make parking even easier fit and

finish is top quality with high-grade materials in all the places you’re likely to touch often there’s some scrunchy plastics lower down and out

of site but generally it’s soft touch everything even the Cubbies and Durban’s are carpeted or rubber lined along with nicely damped switchgear it’s a

remarkably nice environment so how does the infotainment system stack up to the competition all models come with a decent level of infotainment kit with

all the expected bases covered so all models get da B Bluetooth aux-in and a steering wheel controls there’s a five inch touchscreen on the entry-level

S car and this incrementally increases up to an eight inch model on the SEL which includes sat-nav and integrated Wi-Fi the system is easy enough to use

and the bigger screen does have a bigger icons which means it’s easy to interpret when on the move it’s not quite as good though as at the BMW idrive system which

has the rotary dial the superb is spacious inside in fact it’s even more spacious than more premium offerings with wider front seats and enough leg

and Headroom for even very tall passengers there’s lots of room across the shoulders too so four will sit in the kind of comfort you’ll only usually

find in luxury limos like the Mercedes s-class anyone who’s going to be sitting in the middle seat though will have to deal with this slightly raised cushion

and also this central transmission tunnel which will impede legroom it’s not as bad as some of its rivals though in two years storage is excellent – with

huge door bins front and rear Center cubbies with cupholders a pocket behind the steering wheel and storage for your glasses se models and above have two

Skoda umbrellas stored inside the doors too even with all the seats occupied the boot is huge the hatchback offers 625 litres of space and it expands to 660

liters of space in this estate the boot opening is nice and wide and although the lip is a little bit high there are a few tricks to improve practicality – the

rear seats have a ski hatch so you don’t have to leave anyone behind for the sake of a long load but there’s no variable height boot floor on the hatchback

version so if you fold all the seats down there’s a step in the extended load area there were decent storage cubbies either side of the boot with some carrying hooks and

the plastic dividers with Velcro feet the boot can also be upgraded to electric and the contactless opening for the price entry level s models are

better equipped than many of its rivals and even when you look further up the range at the top of the line Lauren and Clement version it actually offers a

better value when compared against more premium offerings but up next to range-topping cars from more ordinary brands it looks a little costly it’s

difficult to get as much spacing kit for the money anywhere though it’s reasonably cheap to run – with good fuel economy and low tax other than the 276

brake horsepower 2 litre petrol model the 1.6 liter TDI green line is also Rotax exempt thanks to emissions of under 100 grams per kilometer of co2

with claimed fuel economy of over 75 miles per gallon the superb depreciation is a fairly gentle and servicing costs are competitive scoters reliability

record is excellent and it often features near the top of our reliability surveys quite often beating sister brands at Volkswagen and Audi given that

the superb comes with stability control 7 airbags and all manner of safety braking systems is not much of a surprise that we scored 5 stars in the

Euro and cab crash test with 86% in both adult and child protection categories so to sum up the superb combines a vast amount of cabin space with a

well-appointed interior and levels of equipment that are difficult to match at this price add in a very comfortable ride and the result is something that

shames many premium cars for the ownership experience it’s not quite as good to drive as some of its rivals and it looks a little pricey in the upper

reaches of the range but otherwise it makes it an extremely compelling casefor itself as far as the estate goes you’ll be extremely impressed by the

boot space especially when you fold down those rear seats nothing in its class

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