The modelRead full Skoda Fabia review
The 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.
The trimSee full equipment
If you’re after something sportier, top-spec Monte Carlo trim will do the trick. Not only does it give you access to the most powerful 1.5 TSI 150 engine but it also adds 17in alloy wheels, sportier exterior styling, coloured decorative elements and carbon fibre on the dashboard, artificial leather and fabric sports seats, a 10.25in colour digital driver display and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system. Disappointingly, unlike SE L trim, Monte Carlo trim doesn’t come with built-in sat-nav as standard.
The engineSee full engine specs
If you opt for any trim other than Monte Carlo, the 1.0 TSI 110 will be the most powerful engine you can have. Unlike the less powerful engines, it comes with a six-speed (rather than five-speed) manual gearbox as standard, and is also available with an optional automatic gearbox. Unless you need an automatic, we'd stick with the 1.0 TSI 95 – it's cheaper but not dramatically slower.
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