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New Skoda Fabia vs used Volkswagen T-Roc: verdict

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?...

New Skoda Fabia vs used Volkswagen T-Roc

Our verdict

With its spacious interior, hushed road manners and supple ride, the Skoda Fabia continues to prove itself one of the best small cars on sale and a great buy. 

However, the Volkswagen T-Roc feels the more premium buy and thoroughly so – enough to compensate for it being a two-year-old used car. It has a plusher interior, a richer kit list and a better driving experience. On top of that, it'll lose less money in depreciation than the Fabia over the next few years. It's the option we'd go for. 

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1st – Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 rear drive past

For Bigger boot; more quiet and comfortable; more composed handling; more kit; higher quality interior
Against Slightly more expensive to run day-to-day

What Car? says 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia rear driving

For More interior space for four people; better on fuel; cheaper monthly PCP payments
Against Interior looks and feels cheap; standard kit is sparse, with few options to add

What Car? says 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 95 SE Comfort

Engine 3cyl, 999cc, turbo, petrol,
Power 94bhp 
Torque 129Ib ft 
Gearbox 5-spd manual
0-60mph 10.7sec
Top speed 119mph
True MPG 45.7mpg
Official fuel economy 55.4mpg
CO2 emissions 117g/km

Specifications: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 110 Life

Engine 3cyl, 999cc, turbo, petrol,
Power 109bhp 
Torque 147Ib ft 
Gearbox 6-spd manual
0-60mph 11.0sec
Top speed 115mph
True MPG 44.7mpg
Official fuel economy 47.1mpg
CO2 emissions 136g/km

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