Find a car review


Skoda Superb review - the best large family car to drive? - Design

Hot hatch powertrains and talented chassis makes latest Superb better than ever to drive

Evo rating
from £19,060
  • Styling, body control and broad engine range
  • Still not a true drivers' car

To our eyes, the Superb is a handsome hatch, if not quite the beauty Skoda proclaims in its press materials. If we’re being particularly picky, it doesn’t have the visual impact of the 2014 Vision C concept car that inspired the latest Superb’s styling – not least as Skoda’s vibrant Rally Green is nowhere to be found on the options list.

There are some satisfying details though, from the clamshell bonnet line that continues its way down the car as a sharp crease – a touch you’ll also find on the latest Audi A4 – distinctive triangular vents under the headlights, and a side window line with more than a hint of Hoffmeister to its kink.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

It also looks expensive. That might seem obvious for a range-topping vehicle, but the Superb is a car that, at its most plutocratic, still dips under £35,000. Aside from a Skoda badge in place of four rings, you’d struggle to differentiate it from an Audi A6, yet that car that starts at more than £32,000.


Most Popular

Best cars

Best V8 cars past and present – our favourite eights and the cars they’re found in

Whether it’s smooth and sophisticated or motorsport-like in its aggression, the V8 remains one of our favourite engine types, warts and all
20 Sep 2019
spy shots

Porsche Cayman GT4 RS spied – 718 to receive Rennsport treatment

More power, more aero and less weight are already on the cards for Stuttgart’s fastest Cayman
19 Sep 2019
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can evo magazine’s Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to f…
20 Sep 2019
Advertisement Feature

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - chosen by those in the know

The perfect choice for those looking to extract every last drop of performance, we run down Goodyear's Eagle F1 SuperSport range
12 Jun 2019