How to spec a Skoda Fabia

Our guide to Skoda's small hatchback covers which version to go for, which options you should consider and how much to pay...

How to spec a Skoda FabiaImage 1 of 8

The Skoda Fabia is a former What Car? Car of the Year and, although it's lost the mantle of being our favourite small car to the excellent Seat Ibiza in recent months, it's still thoroughly recommendable if you're looking for a practical yet affordable hatchback.

What makes the Skoda such a good choice is its all-round appeal. It's good to drive, has a spacious interior and comes with an impressive array of kit as standard – more on that below. Its low-speed ride could be better, though, and some of its interior plastics feel hard and scratchy, although these are small niggles. Our full 16-point review can tell you all about what the Fabia is like to live with.

Even on our recommended SE models, though, we'd add a few luxuries, so read on to find out how to get the best mix of equipment without paying over the odds.