Skoda Superb hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
Very few cars of this size or shape offer the potential for quite such low running costs; the Skoda Superb iV could cost you mere pennies to run
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|149-217mpg||30-42g/km||35 miles||3hrs 30mins (0-100%, 3.6kW|
The Superb iV’s low running costs look particularly compelling compared to those of its petrol and diesel siblings, and they’re competitive with hybrid rivals, too. Of course, as with any plug-in hybrid, if you can’t, don’t or won’t connect it to a static power supply on a regular basis, then you’ll end up spending much more on fuel in the long run.
Skoda Superb iV range, MPG & CO2 emissions
The Skoda Superb iV makes for a fantastic company car, thanks largely to its low CO2 emissions and usable electric range. The fact it can officially do 35 miles on a charge and emits less than 50g/km of CO2, means it falls into the 12% Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax band – one of the very lowest available. That’s incredibly tempting, and could save business users a whole heap of money on their annual tax bill.
Fuel economy could top 200mpg if you avoid using the petrol engine. But, as always with plug-in hybrids, this assumes making full use of the car's electric range by charging its batteries whenever possible. If you use the petrol engine rather than the cable to charge the battery – a function accessible through the car’s infotainment system – you’ll find your average fuel economy plummets.
A 3.6kW home wallbox will top up the Superb iV’s battery in three-and-a-half hours – but that’s the fastest you’ll manage, because the Skoda’s on-board technology is capped at this speed. Skoda claims you can do the same task from a three-pin domestic socket in five hours – plenty quick enough to charge overnight and ensure you wake up every morning with a full battery.
In This Review
- 1VerdictGreat practicality, rock-bottom running costs and a very competitive list price mean the Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid is a true class leader
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingVery few cars of this size or shape offer the potential for quite such low running costs; the Skoda Superb iV could cost you mere pennies to run
- 3Running costsThe Skoda Superb has always represented fantastic value for money, and while you’ll pay more for an iV than an equivalent diesel, you’ll save in other areas
- 4Engines, drive & performanceDespite its impressive performance figures, the Superb iV is no sports model – but as a comfortable, capable family car there’s little to fault it
- 5Interior & comfortGone are the days when a Skoda felt like it was built using castoffs from the Volkswagen parts bin; the Superb feels plush and premium – especially in its pricier trim levels
- 6Practicality & boot spaceYou’ll struggle to find such a practical hybrid family car – only the Skoda Superb iV Estate offers more space per pound
- 7Reliability & safetyThe latest Skoda Superb fared well in the Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, and there’s plenty of safety kit as standard