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Best Family Car: Skoda Superb

Find out why the Skoda Superb is the 2018 winner of our Best Family Car award.

No family is the same as another, and that’s why the search for ‘the ideal family car’ covers a wide range of different vehicles. The winner of our 2018 Best Family Car award is the Skoda Superb.
Like most of our awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 40,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion. Why the Superb? Well, it was ranked number one by owners in a variety of areas, including space, reliability, durability and cost efficiency, and it also finished in the top three for safety, another crucial area for a family car. Here are just a few of the comments owners made about the Superb…
  • “Space is fantastic both in seating and luggage.”
  • “The comfort in the vehicle is great for long journeys. You get to your destination feeling fresh and able to do things rather than feeling washed out and tired as I have been in other cars I have owned.”
  • “Exceptional value for money: it's refined, huge and well-equipped for the monthly cost of something far smaller and less interesting.”
  • “I've been driving for 12 years now, and this car is the most reliable I have ever owned or used.”
Commenting on the Superb’s victory in this category, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, Ivan Aistrop, said: “Family life is demanding, so you need your family car to help make life a little easier every step of the way. That’s why the Superb is such a great family car. It’s packed with lots of clever labour-saving little features, and it’s also massive, with plenty of space for your brood, and all their stuff. Impressive quality, lots of luxury kit and a sophisticated driving experience all help, too. No wonder owners love it.”
You can see the full picture of what our experts think of the Superb in our expert review. What’s more, our experts agree the Superb is one of the best family cars going, as you’ll see in our Best Family Cars article. Could any of our other recommendations challenge the Superb in 2019? For instance, the Skoda Kodiaq has space for up to seven and some brilliantly clever features, not to mention stylish looks, impressive quality and an affordable price. Alternatively, it’s hard to beat the sheer space of the seven-seat Seat Alhambra if you’re looking to maximise practicality. If you’re looking for your next family car, you can start configuring your brand new Superb on Auto Trader right now.

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