Skoda Fabia review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Skoda Fabia front
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  • Skoda Fabia boot space
  • Skoda Fabia interior
  • Skoda Fabia front seats and interior
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  • Skoda Fabia nameplate detail
  • Skoda Fabia side
  • Skoda Fabia dash
  • Skoda Fabia rear seats
  • Skoda Fabia infotainment
  • Skoda Fabia front
  • Skoda Fabia rear action
  • Skoda Fabia boot space
  • Skoda Fabia interior
  • Skoda Fabia front seats and interior
  • Skoda Fabia headlight detail
  • Skoda Fabia rear light detail
  • Skoda Fabia nameplate detail
  • Skoda Fabia side
  • Skoda Fabia dash
  • Skoda Fabia rear seats
  • Skoda Fabia infotainment
RRP £12,620What Car? Target Price from£10,852
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Even Gok Wan would be amazed by Skoda’s makeover. The manufacturer used to be the butt of countless automotive jokes, but it is now a brand with the credibility to match the likes of Ford and Volkswagen – and the original Fabia was instrumental in the brand’s transformation.

The Fabia sits in one of the most fiercely contested segments of the UK car market, with more than 30 direct rivals. But it's hardly surprising that there's so much competition, given that small cars (or superminis as they're also known) outsell every other type of car.

Skoda offers a choice of engines and trim levels, and, while the Fabia isn't the cheapest small car (that title goes to the Dacia Sandero), it costs less to buy than the Ford Fiesta. It's also cheaper than an equivalent Seat Ibiza or Volkswagen Polo, despite sharing some engines and components.

To further its appeal, the Fabia received a facelift in 2018, bringing in new safety equipment and ditching diesel engines, while adding some subtle styling tweaks. Put simply, anyone in the market for a small car should have the Fabia on their shortlist, but are there better alternatives? Read on over the next few pages to find out.

And, remember, if you want to buy a Fabia or any of its rivals, head to the New Car Buying section to get the very best deals.

At a glance

Number of trims6 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions58.9 - 62.8
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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