Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI SE Drive 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £15,935What Car? Target Price£15,067
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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On top of SE trim you get sat-nav, 16in alloys and front and rear parking sensors, but it's a lot more money.

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

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

330

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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