Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 116 SE L 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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Skoda Fabia front cornering
  • 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
  • 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 £22,465What Car? Target Price£21,332
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
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 can stretch to paying a bit extra, SE L will be a tempting choice because it adds plenty of extra creature comforts and only costs a bit more than an entry-level Polo. Those extras include 16in alloy wheels, rear electric windows, an upgraded 9.2in touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav, dual-zone climate control, cruise control with a speed limiter, keyless start/stop and a handy umbrella stored in the driver’s door.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

114

g/km