Can a 4x4 car compete with a proper 4x4? That’s the dilemma facing car buyers who are tempted by the comfort and price of the 4x4 car but aren’t sure if it will meet their needs.

One of the cars that fuels that temptation is the Skoda Superb, which is massively more spacious and comfortable than most 4x4s on the market. In terms of space, this new Superb leaves almost every other car in the shade, and not just because of its big boot. There is also impressive rear legroom that no other can match.