Skoda Superb Combi

5/5
Skoda Superb Combi  new car image
Verdict

During the 1980s and the 1990s Skoda didn’t have the best of reputations in Ireland and it fell victim to many of the same types of jokes that were directed at the likes of Lada and Fiat at the time. Then, all of a sudden their models started to grow in popularity in Ireland. Taxi drivers seemed to opt for it in their droves and families started purchasing the likes of the Skoda Octavia. Skoda’s recent successes may also be directed towards some clever marketing campaigns and promotions. The use the tag line “simply clever” and the space available in these machines are excellent. The Skoda Superb Combi was unveiled during 2015 and immediately it received excellent reviews from motor journalists for a better quality drive and unrivalled space.

Performance

We tested two 2.0 litre TDI models that offer 150 bhp and 190 bhp. The 150 bhp engine is a nice motorway cruiser and on paper it gives 0-100 km/h in just 9 seconds. The 190 bhp offering offers the same distance in a little less than 8 seconds. The 190 bhp version is mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox is available with four-wheel drive. The 150 bhp option is slightly more practical because it offers nice performance at a more-reasonable price. Other engines available but not tested by us are the 2.0 TSI engine which offers 280 bhp and the 1.4 TSI option offering 125 bhp.

Ride & Handling

The Superb is a very long vehicle and is just shy of five metres in length. Therefore it would be expected that its ride would be a bit sloppy. However, the Superb Combi surprises in this department. It can be wobbly on corners if driven with too much gusto, but if a driver takes turns in a normal manner then there is no major issue here. Depending on what mode the Superb is driven in the suspension can deal nicely with bumps and bruises in the road too.

Refinement

The diesel engines do make a noise when put under pressure but this wouldn’t be any worse than any other diesel offering we’ve driven. We’ve had a short drive in the saloon Superb with a petrol engine and found it to be silent and very refined. The Superb Combi also deals well with road and wind noise.

Quality & Reliability

Most new Skodas punch above their weight when it comes to interior quality within. The Rapid would be one of the few models that doesn’t meet the same high standards. The Superb’s quality is excellent. The interior offers limo-like comfort.

Safety & Security

The new Superb scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP during 2015. It scored 86% for adult occupancy, 86% for child occupancy, 71% for pedestrian safety and 76% for their safety assistance systems. Safety systems that are available include a lane assist system as well as an emergency brake system which helps to avoid impending collisions.

Space & Practicality

The Superb Combi is unrivalled when it comes to space. Legroom to both the front and the rear is excellent. The boot is the biggest in its class at 660 litres. The only criticism we would have is the tunnel on the floor in the middle of the back row means that centre rear passengers have to put their feet on either side of it.

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Key Facts

Make

Skoda

Model
Superb Combi
Variant
Active 1.4 TSI 125bhp
Car Category
Estates
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.4
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Estate
Price New
€28,195
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
5.4
Average km/L
18.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
66
Fuel Tank Range
1222 km
Cost of filling a tank
€86.72
Average Cost Per 200 km
€14.19
CO2 emmissions
125 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
125 bhp
Max Power kW
93
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1395
Engine Cylinders
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
206 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
10.0 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Estate
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
660 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty
Mileage
150,000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
660 L
Tyre size front
215/60 R16 mm
Tyre size back
215/60 R16 mm

Technical Information

Power
125 bhp
26 Variants
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Estate
€28,195
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 125 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.0 s
  • New Price €28,195
Estate
€29,475
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €29,475
Estate
€31,475
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.1 s
  • New Price €31,475
Estate
€31,825
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €31,825
Estate
€33,725
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €33,725
Estate
€33,825
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.1 s
  • New Price €33,825
Estate
€35,125
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.1 s
  • New Price €35,125
Estate
€35,550
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €35,550
Estate
€36,725
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.0 s
  • New Price €36,725
Estate
€36,925
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.1 s
  • New Price €36,925
Estate
€37,455
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €37,455
Estate
€37,550
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.1 s
  • New Price €37,550
Estate
€38,125
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €38,125
Estate
€38,855
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.1 s
  • New Price €38,855
Estate
€40,455
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.0 s
  • New Price €40,455
Estate
€40,655
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.1 s
  • New Price €40,655
Estate
€41,310
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €41,310
Estate
€41,335
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €41,335
Estate
€41,855
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €41,855
Estate
€42,710
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.1 s
  • New Price €42,710
Estate
€44,310
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.0 s
  • New Price €44,310
Estate
€44,510
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.1 s
  • New Price €44,510
Estate
€45,065
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €45,065
Estate
€45,710
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.8 s
  • New Price €45,710
Estate
€47,545
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 280 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 5.8 s
  • New Price €47,545
Estate
€48,920
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 660 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €48,920