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Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Superb - 7th Report

Date: 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
Mileage6258
Claimed combined 
consumption64.2mpg
Our average consumption60.8mpg
P11D price£24,205
Model price range£18,550-30,495
CO2 (tax) 114g/km (13%)
BIK 20/40% per month£52/£104
Service interval10,000mls
Insurancegroup 15
Warranty3yrs/60,000mls
Boot space (min/max)633/1865 litres
Engine size/power1598cc/105hp
Top speed/0-62mph119mph/12.6secs
Why we’re running itTo see if the biggest eco-car can
live up to its fuel-miser claims



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