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Skoda Superb iV vs Peugeot 508 Hybrid: safety and reliability

Both cars are very safe and should be reliable, too

Skoda Superb vs Peugeot 508

There's good news regardless of which model you pick: both Peugeot and Skoda have a good record for reliability and safety, and each of these models comes with a great range of active systems to help keep you safe.

The 508 achieved a five-star rating in Euro NCAP's crash tests, with an impressive 96% score in the adult protection category, 86% for child protection and 79% for its safety assist systems. The Superb has a similar five-star rating, but with a slightly lower adult protection rating of 86%. Child protection matched the 508, while safety assist was scored just a few percent lower, at 75%.

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While results didn't include the more recently released hybrid variant, the Skoda Superb achieved an impressive 10th-place finish out of 100 cars in the 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with strong ratings for its practicality, reliability and running costs. The car's 13.2% rate of reported faults in our survey is slightly below average, but again, this doesn't cover the plug-in hybrid variant. 

The Peugeot didn't feature in the 2020 survey, but a number of its stablemates did, each helping the French brand to a strong eighth-place overall finish out of 30 manufacturers. Skoda finished fifth, although Peugeot's overall average share of owners reporting faults was lower, at 12% versus 17.2%.

With the Allure model tested here getting lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and traffic-sign recognition, safety kit is ample on the 508. The Superb more or less matches it in SE L trim, but lane-keeping assistance is optional, available as part of a pack for around £525.

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