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Skoda Fabia Estate review

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Skoda Fabia Estate
11 Jan 2016 11:5 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:26

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If you’re looking for a small car that’s very practical, the Skoda Fabia is unquestionably one of the best options on the market.

The hatchback version won the What Car? Car of the Year Award a few years back, in part thanks to its fine road manners, comfortable interior and affordability. The Fabia Estate builds on the hatch’s already impressive credentials with the addition of an even larger boot.

If you need an automatic gearbox, then some versions of the Fabia Estate – including the diesel ones – are offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that works very well. You’ll pay a bit of a premium, but it’s not an unreasonable amount.

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You won’t find any rival small car estates on sale. The closest efforts are estate versions of the Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus, which both cost more, while the Dacia Logan MCV is cheaper but feels it in most regards. So if you’re looking for an affordable small estate, then the bigger Fabia should be at the top of your list.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.

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There are 8 trims available for the Fabia Estate. Click to see details.See all versions
SE L
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S
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OUR PICK
SE
Our favourite version of the Fabia Estate. It comes with alloy wheels, air-con, an improved stereo, a trip computer, parking sensors and a speed limiter. Other upgrades, including wheel-mounted aud...View trim
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SE
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SE L
The flagship trim gets climate control, automatic lights, cruise control, keyless entry and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Bigger alloy wheels, LED running lights and front foglights bolster its...View trim
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S
You don’t get air-con or alloy wheels, which will likely cause most buyers to steer clear. You do at least get a DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and electric heated mirrors...View trim
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Monte Carlo
Based on SE spec, Monte Carlo adds black 16in alloy wheels, a black grille and door mirrors, body-coloured rear spoiler, front foglights, LED daytime running lights, Monte Carlo badging and a panor...View trim
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