Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI 80 SE Comfort 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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Skoda Fabia front cornering
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  • Skoda Fabia interior dashboard
  • Skoda Fabia boot open
  • Skoda Fabia interior infotainment
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  • Skoda Fabia alloy wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia interior front seats
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  • Skoda Fabia interior steering wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia interior climate controls
  • Skoda Fabia interior detail
  • Skoda Fabia front cornering
  • Skoda Fabia rear cornering
  • Skoda Fabia interior dashboard
  • Skoda Fabia boot open
  • Skoda Fabia interior infotainment
  • Skoda Fabia right driving
  • Skoda Fabia front right driving
  • Skoda Fabia rear left driving
  • Skoda Fabia left static boot open
  • Skoda Fabia alloy wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia interior front seats
  • Skoda Fabia interior back seats
  • Skoda Fabia interior steering wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia interior climate controls
  • Skoda Fabia interior detail
RRP £19,720What Car? Target Price£18,731
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Skoda Fabia is practical, comfy and good value for money, and remains one of the best small cars on sale today. It isn’t as engaging to drive as the Seat Ibiza or as efficient as the Honda Jazz, but it’ll cost you less and still manages to be good in every area. If you’re after a new small car, definitely include the Fabia on your shortlist.

If you want to keep costs down, entry-level SE Comfort trim is the one to go for. It manages to undercut almost all the Fabia’s rivals but still gives you 15in alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear parking sensors, a height-adjustable driver’s seat (with adjustable lumbar support), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake lever, LED headlights, manual air conditioning and a 6.5in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

The Fabia's entry-level 1.0 MPI 80 engine does without a turbocharger. We haven't tried it yet, but the official stats say it takes more than 15 seconds to get from 0-62mph, so expect weedy real-world performance. We'd only consider this engine if you're a dedicated town driver.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH15.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

119

g/km