Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 116 Monte Carlo 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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Skoda Fabia front cornering
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  • Skoda Fabia boot open
  • Skoda Fabia infotainment touchscreen
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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 infotainment touchscreen
  • Skoda Fabia right driving
  • Skoda Fabia front left driving
  • Skoda Fabia rear cornering
  • 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 £23,915What Car? Target Price£22,706
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Skoda Fabia is practical, comfy and remains one of the best small cars on sale today. It's not as engaging to drive as the Seat Ibiza or as efficient as the Honda Jazz, but it’ll cost you less than the latter and still manages to be good in every area. A Renault Clio has a smarter interior, but if you’re after a new small car, it’s definitely worth including the Fabia on your shortlist. Our pick is the 1.0 95 TSI engine, while SE Comfort keeps costs down.

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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

122

g/km