The Superb is the biggest of Skoda’s non-SUV models. It’s usually compared to cars like the Ford Mondeo, but it’s actually closer in size to bigger cars like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Superb has an enormous amount of interior space, particularly for back-seat passengers treated to as much legroom as you’ll find in some luxury cars.
The Superb Estate’s boot is massive at 660 litres – a Great Dane should be quite comfortable riding in there. There are a few other estates with similarly big boots when the back seats are up, but few can match the Superb’s space when they’re folded down. With a maximum capacity of 1,950 litres, the Superb has more cargo space than some vans. It could be just what you need if you’re refurbishing your house and making lots of heavy-duty trips to DIY shops.
Between the Superb and Fabia is the Octavia. The latest version (sold new from 2020) has 640 litres of boot space with the back seats up – just 20 litres less than the Superb. But the difference in size between the two cars becomes clear when you fold down the back seats, the Octavia having a comparatively modest 1,700-litre capacity.