Skoda Fabia review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Skoda Fabia 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 right cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 left static boot open
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior steering wheel dial
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior detail door umbrella
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 boot open
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 front cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 rear cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior dashboard
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior rear seats
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior infotainment
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 right tracking
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 right cornering
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 left static boot open
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior front seats
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior steering wheel dial
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 interior detail door umbrella
  • Skoda Fabia 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Skoda Fabia has a slightly higher starting price than the Ford Fiesta, but undercuts entry-level variants of the Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa. Even the top-of-the-range Fabia SE L comes in cheaper than an entry-level Honda Jazz

The Jazz and Toyota Yaris will hold on to their value for longer, though – the Fabia’s depreciation has historically been average for the small car category.

If you don’t mind spending a bit more, the top-of-the-range SE L trim is only slightly more expensive than an entry-level Polo and adds 16in alloy wheels, electric rear windows, the 9.2in touchscreen infotainment system, built-in sat nav and dual-zone air conditioning.

Skoda Fabia 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Skoda came 12th out of 30 manufacturers in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s a decent showing, and puts the Czech brand above Honda, Renault, Seat, Audi, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Nissan and Ford.

Who did better? Dacia came out highest among small-car makers, finishing in second place, behind only Lexus. It was followed by Suzuki, Hyundai and Toyota.

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Overview

A practical, comfortable and good value for money. One of the best small cars on sale today.

  • Huge boot
  • Roomy interior with clever features
  • Fairly supple ride
  • Interior is hardly plush
  • Not as practical as the Honda Jazz
  • Bug-prone infotainment system
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