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Skoda Superb Estate Elegance

Here is an unsurprising surprise. The Skoda Superb Estate is – at the end of the day – only a 'Skoda'.

By Stephen Turvil
Jul 06, 2011
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Here is an unsurprising surprise. The Skoda Superb Estate is – at the end of the day – only a 'Skoda'. Despite its Volkswagen underpinnings the marque still has an unfortunate image problem. So, would you buy one for £20,000? How about £25,000? Perhaps even a bank-busting £30,535? This is the price of the top-of-the-range Superb Elegance 3.6 V6 4x4. To put that in perspective it is close to the entry-level Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.

As such this monstrously priced load-lugger needs some hard-core ammunition. Bring out its engine. The 3.6-litre V6 power plant produces 260PS. This propels the Superb Estate Elegance to 62mph in a speedy 6.6 seconds. Great start, especially as this six-speed automatically geared wallet-wrecker races to a mighty 153mph. Unfortunately the money misery then continues. It only averages 27.7mpg and twelve months road tax costs £445.

The Skoda Superb Estate Elegance earns plaudits for its vast boot. It holds 633-litres of luggage with ease, increasing to 1,865-litres with the rear seats folded flat. This cavernous capacity makes it one of the most spacious estates available. The cabin is large too and has: climate control, leather seats, parking sensors, Bluetooth, and cruise control. Throw-in four-wheel drive and rock-solid handling and it becomes clear why this particular Skoda is priced like a Mercedes. Perhaps the Superb is worth the premium.

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By Stephen Turvil
Jul 06, 2011