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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The cabin is functional and robust but not particularly stylish. Skoda has attempted to boost the ambience by adding some metal look plastics while lighter trims are also available but while the materials used are good quality the cabin feels a little utilitarian. The switches and controls are well placed though and intuitive to use while the dials are particularly clear and easy to read.

Thanks to plenty of adjustment in the driver's seat and steering wheel it's easy to find a comfortable driving position.

Thanks to its tall profile there’s excellent interior space and that means overall Skoda Fabia comfort levels are strong. There’s loads of room in the front while legroom in the back is impressive for a car of this size and there's good headroom - even for taller passengers. However the middle seat is tight, there's little shoulder room and footspace is limited making it suitable for children only.

All the seats are comfortable and supportive though and wind and road noise is low - however the diesel models are particularly noisy – especially at speed.