It’s perhaps ironic that a brand once famous for producing budget cars has managed to bridge the gap between mainstream and premium in the upper-medium sector arguably better than any other.
The Škoda Superb has ability to spare in a sector that is shrinking, squaring off against highly regarded stalwarts such as the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Volkswagen Passat.
Offering a range of engines from fuel-efficient diesels starting with the 1.6 TDI up to the high-performance all-wheel drive petrol 280PS 2.0 TSI, the Superb has a variant to suit the needs of anyone whose job requires a car of this size or status.
Offering greater comfort and more room inside than its rivals, the Superb is also well equipped and competitively priced. The estate version has more carrying capacity than any other car at this price, but is no less elegant than the Superb hatchback.
It’s a good car to drive too; responsive enough to keep driving enthusiasts happy while ensuring long motorway trips pass with the minimum of effort.
Picture caption: Škoda head of fleet Henry Williams (left) is presented with the award by Elliot Scott, fleet director, Thrifty Car & Van Rental
- Ford Mondeo
- Hyundai i40
- Mazda 6
- Škoda Superb
- Volkswagen Passat
Pound-for-pound one of the best cars on the road today. Unbelievable running costs, strong residuals, the most space in class, attractive looks, good build quality and very reliable, the Superb is the stand-out car in this category.