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Colour Edition
Colour Edition models are in effect the same as SE, but with some added styling bling. While cruise control is a handy addition, the most noticeable changes are 16in alloy wheels that, along with the roof and door mirror casings, contrast the main body colour. You also get LED daytime running lights. Colour Editions aren’t much pricier than SE models, so could be worth the extra if you value individuality.
Monte Carlo
Based on SE spec, Monte Carlo trim adds black 16in alloy wheels, a black grille and door mirrors, a body-coloured rear spoiler, front foglights, LED daytime running lights, Monte Carlo badging and a panoramic glass sunroof. Inside, additional equipment includes front sports seats, a red centre console, a multi-function sports steering wheel and Monte Carlo badging on the front door inserts. Unless you really love the looks, we’d stick to SE, though.
With SE being such good value, it’s harder to make a case for SE L. Take the plunge, however, and you’ll be rewarded with climate control, larger alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, cruise control and keyless entry. However, none of these items is likely to significantly boost the car’s resale prospects, and SE L trim also pushes the Fabia&#39;s price closer to better rivals, such as the Seat Ibiza.
Our pick
Our favourite trim. Alloy wheels, air-con, a DAB radio, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearlever all feature.
This entry-level trim looks good value, with a 6.5in touchscreen, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, tyre pressure monitoring and Bluetooth all standard. However, it misses out on some kit most people would consider the norm these days, such as air conditioning, a DAB radio and alloy wheels, so we think it’s worth stepping up to SE.
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Miles per gallon

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57.6-70.6 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

101-112 g/km

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1150 litres

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