Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Superb - 7th Report
16 August 2011
Author: Tristan Young
A recent short break in the Lake District has reinforced two points about the Skoda Superb Greenline estate.
Firstly, the car is just perfect for long motorway hauls carrying kids and clobber. In fact, it makes you a bit lazy on the packing skills front, because you don't need to carefully arrange items - you can just throw luggage in and it's guaranteed to fit.
The second point is that being efficient isn't just about buying a 'green' car. If you increase your average speed the economy will come down. Witness the 54mpg - our worst figure so far - for the round trip, due to being 'in a hurry'.
|Skoda Superb Greenline II estate |
Elegance 1.6 diesel 5dr manual
|Claimed combined|| |
|Our average consumption||60.8mpg|
|Model price range||£18,550-30,495|
|CO2 (tax) ||114g/km (13%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£52/£104|
|Boot space (min/max)||633/1865 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To see if the biggest eco-car can |
live up to its fuel-miser claims