With its handsome good looks and fantastic utility, the Skoda Superb is packed with features that make it stand apart from other wagons and large cars. While the nation may have fallen in love with the SUV, a good wagon still holds a place in our hearts, and the Skoda Superb Wagon is a fantastic example. So, here we’ll explore the top ten Skoda Superb features that make this vehicle stand out from the crowd.
Fantastic Engine Options
In addition to being available as a wagon or liftback “sedan,” the Skoda Superb is available with a choice of two engines. The flagship option is a four cylinder turbocharged engine providing 206 kW of power that is available in the regular Superb variants or the Sportline trim. You can also opt for the more modest turbo petrol unit that delivers 162 kW of power and 350 Nm torque and is paired with an automatic six speed dual clutch transmission.
Plenty of Kit
One of the top 4 features of the Skoda Superb has to be the massive list of standard equipment. This includes features such as 18 inch alloys, powered driver’s seat, auto lights and wipers, heated front seats, LED tail lights, adaptive cruise control, and three zone climate control.
There are also three optional packages that can make your Skoda Superb 2019 even more impressive. The Image pack adds 19 inch alloys, sports suspension, LED ambient lighting, proximity key, and driving mode selection. The Tech Pack is added to the Image pack and adds auto parking assist, hands free power tailgate, adaptive chassis control and Canton premium 12 speaker audio system. The Comfort pack is available independently and adds rear seat heating, front seat ventilation, powered passenger seat, and full leather black or beige trim.
These packs push the Skoda Superb price up, but they also elevate the model into the premium territory dominated by Mercedes Benz or Audi.
The standard spec includes a 9.2 inch touchscreen that provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, built in navigation, Bluetooth, CD player, AM/FM/DAB+ radio. This includes USB SD card and AUX inputs. The touchscreen graphics are beautifully clear, and the responsiveness of the system matches the latest smartphones with pinch to zoom functionality.
Impressive Safety Suite
The Skoda Superb is aimed at families, so it is natural that it would have some great safety features, but this model goes above and beyond with an impressive suite that includes nine airbags, driver fatigue detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, tyre pressure monitoring and autonomous emergency braking that is branded front assist with City Emergency Brake by Skoda HQ.
Superb by name, superb by nature and this model lives up to its moniker. The 162 TSI engine is paired with a dual clutch six speed auto transmission to create an incredible package. This engine is from the same family as its cousin, the Golf GTI to provide fluent, linear acceleration. There is also little noise or vibration to compromise the ambiance of the cabin, so the Superb feels effortless on the open road. The auto transmission feels responsive and quick thinking when you need it, and you can move between gears without disrupting the power flow.
The Skoda Superb also offers plenty of comfort and space. The rear doors are wide opening to provide access to the well proportioned rear seat that allows ample leg, head and shoulder room even for adults.
The Superb also contains lots of little touches that would not have been available on the wagons from your childhood. There are seat mounted tablet holders, side window blinds, and three zone climate control system to ensure that everyone feels comfortable on even longer journeys. Some of the other practical features include pop out rechargeable torch in the boot, seat release levers, side storage bins and fold flat bag hooks.
Immense Boot Capacity
The Skoda Superb not only provides ample space for passengers, but also offers an impressive boot capacity. With the rear seats in place, there is 625 litres to the window line which can be expanded to a mammoth 1780 litres when the seats are folded. This is far more than the Holden Commodore that only offers 560 litres and 1665 litres. In fact, only the closely related Passat can compete on boot capacity with 650 litres and 1780 litres.
Frugal Fuel Consumption
Despite some impressive performance stats and ample space, the fuel economy of the Skoda Superb is nothing short of frugal. The official rating is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres, but if you’re fully laden, you can expect these figures to increase slightly. This is impressive as not many vehicles of this size and performance can keep the fuel economy below 10 litres per 100 kilometres.
Serenity and Comfort
On a family road trip, you’re likely to have enough stress keeping the kids occupied, but the Skoda Superb aims to make this even easier, offering serenity and comfort. With the vast range of features even on the base packages, you will have everything you need within easy reach to make your journey more enjoyable, whether you’re hitting the open road or simply negotiating the school run. Of course, if you do want to increase your comfort levels even further, you can take your Superb to another level with the optional packs.
Skoda has maintained a relatively low profile in Australia, but in recent years the brand has aimed to offer Aussie drivers something a little “different.” The blend of European styling, fantastic practicality, and innovative features ensure that whether you choose the sedan or wagon, the Skoda Superb makes an excellent family vehicle.
If you are considering a Skoda Superb in Perth, be sure to call in and see us. The Perth City Skoda team would be delighted to discuss our Skoda Superb sale details, answer any queries you may have about the model or arrange your test drive.