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New Skoda Fabia vs used Volkswagen T-Roc: practicality

The Fabia is a great small car, but for similar money, you could pick up a used T-Roc SUV. So, which is the better buy?...

Skoda Fabia rear seats

Space and practicality

Front space, rear space, seating flexibility, boot

You might be surprised to hear this, seeing as the T-Roc is a larger car and an SUV, but the Fabia has more interior space. Well, to be more specific, it has more front leg room and rear head room. In terms of front head room and rear leg room, the pair are identical. 

Still, the T-Roc isn't tight on space – it's just that the Fabia is remarkably roomy – and, because it's wider, the T-Roc is better at accommodating three rear-seat passengers. 

VW T-Roc interior back seats

The Fabia and T-Roc feature 60/40 split-folding rear seats, although the latter features a handy ski hatch. The T-Roc has the larger boot, too. 

Boot space

Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia boot

Boot capacity 380-1190 litres Suitcases 6

Volkswagen T-Roc 

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 boot open

Boot capacity 445-1290 litres Suitcases 7

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