It sits in one of the most fiercely contested sectors of the UK car market, with more than 30 direct rivals. It's hardly surprising that there's so much competition given that small hatchbacks outsell every other type of car.
To help it appeal, Skoda offers a wide choice of engines and trim levels, and while the Fabia is by no means the cheapest small car on sale, it is priced in line with rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and VW Polo.
Similarly, there are more stylish small cars, and small cars with better interiors, but the Fabia still scores well in these areas, while also offering good resale values, a spacious interior and clean, frugal engines.
Anyone in the market for a small car should have the Fabia at the top of their shopping list, then, but which version is best?