Skoda Fabia

Though not the safest option, it's certainly reliable and inexpensive

£9,945 - £17,555 Price range

5 Seats

45 - 83 MPG

This is the average score given by leading car publications from 19 reviews
  • Good to drive
  • Value for money
  • Excellent build quality
  • Not the best in class
  • Some cheap interior bits
  • Not as safe as rivals

The Skoda Fabia is a good little hatchback that gets mainly positive reviews. It’s great value, feels well built and is a capable all-rounder. The Greenline engines are efficient and won’t cost much to run.


Space is excellent for a car of this type with one of the biggest boots in its class. There’s also plenty of room for 5 people and the seats are reasonably comfortable. The interior is well built but there are cheap plastics in some areas and the interior design is more functional than stylish.


Getting comfortable behind the wheel is not a problem thanks to an easily adjustable seat and the steering wheel can be altered for height and reach. It’s easy to drive around town since all of the controls are light and there’s good visibility. The well insulated cabin and comfortable seats mean that the little Skoda is a good motorway companion. Through the country roads it’s not enjoyable to drive because the steering isn’t that responsive at higher speeds.


There are a range of 1.2 petrol engines. The cheapest has 61bhp but reviewers say it’s best to avoid this one if you can afford to as it is quite gruff, noisy and slow compared to the more powerful four-cylinder unit. There is also a 1.6 diesel and a Greenline 1.2 diesel that promises up to 83.1mpg and 89g/km.

Value for money

It’s not exactly the bargain of the century but you do get a lot for your money. All cars come with remote central locking, front and side airbags, front electric windows and a CD player with an aux socket for your phone or music player.

Recent customer satisfaction surveys show that owners love their Skodas with areas such as customer service and reliability scoring high!

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If you’re looking for a small, reliable car with loads of space and a low price then the Skoda Fabia is a worthy option.

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