Entry-level S trim misses out on some kit most people would consider the norm these days, such as air-conditioning and alloy wheels, but it does come with Bluetooth and a DAB radio.
A glance at the equipment list confirms why SE makes more sense. Alloy wheels, air-con, rear parking sensors and a leather steering wheel and gearlever all feature. It makes the range-topping SE L seem a bit unnecessary.
Colour Edition models are based on the SE spec, but only really add cruise control to the kit list; the other changes are purely cosmetic. Still, it doesn’t cost too much extra so is worth considering if you want more individual looks. Changes to Monte Carlo models are also cosmetic, but these cost quite a bit more. They are by far the sportiest looking Fabias although they don't have any more power.
Some of the options worth having include metallic paint, and a front centre armrest. If you feel like spoiling yourself and brightening up that functional interior, a panoramic glass sunroof is available (standard on the Monte Carlo) – although be aware, this does impact on rear head room.