The 123bhp 1.4 TSI petrol engine is neither very bad nor very impressive in working with ease with heavy load. The better ones, 1.8 TSIs with 150 or 158bhp work well but less than the 256bhp 3.6 V6. Plenty of variety is present in diesel engines too with the 138bhp 2.0 giving punch, 168bhp 2.0 and 1.6 TDI being stronger and also more expensive.
The Estate works up pretty low at low speeds but becomes better, smoother and steadier at high speeds. The car also gives a great grip for a comfortable ride. However, it is a setback when it comes to the handling at road bends and curves.
Skoda Superb Estate is pretty good with knocking out the wind and road noise. The suspension gives a teeny-meeny noise over the bumps. The diesel engines are superbly quiet followed by the petrol engines which also cut a lot of noise except the 1.4 TSI.
The car is totally worth the money seeing its size. Lots of discounts are available and the resale value of the car is also commendable. V6 engine gives a good fuel economy while the 1.6 TDI gives low CO2 emissions.
The Superb has lots of standard features like stability control and front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags. Intelligent headline system with the automatic headlight dimming and brightening according to the car speed is present in top-spec models. Security features are in bulk giving the car amazing ratings in this field.
The interiors are classy with the feel of soft-touch plastic and high-class quality. The dashboard in particular is ecstatic with lots of simplicity and grace with well-labelled controls rightly placed. The touch-screen stereo available in many models is user-friendly with the ventilation system also being simple to operate. Two-way steering wheel adjustment and driver’s seat adjustments are also present for the ease. The boot of the Superb is superbly spacious.
The entry-level car, S trim has the basic specs like alloy wheels, air-con, powered windows, remote locking and a MP3 socket. The SE trim gives you Alcantara upholstery, parking sensors, and climate and cruise controls. SE Plus adds to them a touch-screen sat-nav and Bluetooth. Lastly, Elegance trim gives you added xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and leather upholstery. In short, the car gives you enough gadgets to make your ride superb.
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