Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI SE 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £14,645What Car? Target Price£13,852
Review

The Skoda Fabia is a fine small car and incredible value for money if you choose carefully. We reckon the 1.0 TSI 95 in SE trim makes the most sense considering the performance and equipment you get. If you want a small car that's even roomier and cheaper then look at the fantastic Dacia Sandero, while if it's superior handling you're after, try the dynamic Ford Fiesta.

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A glance at the equipment list confirms why SE makes more sense than entry-level S trim. You get 15in alloy wheels, air-con, rear parking sensors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, an umbrella, front fog lights, an alarm, six speakers, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and a height-adjustable passenger seat. It's our favourite trim.

The 59bhp 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine that kicks off the range is just about adequate around town, but you’ll find its shortage of oomph frustrating on faster roads (0-62mph takes 16.2sec).


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH16.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

330

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km

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