This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Skoda Fabia Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 37 - 83 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The diesel engines offer excellent fuel economy of more than 50mpg in everyday driving, while the petrols are frugal for their size. Servicing is usually excellent value and insurance groups tend to be average for this size of car so your Skoda Fabia running costs shouldn’t add up too much. There’s strong demand for the 2000-2007 Fabia and the increased interior quality and improved interior space of the newer car should mean that residual values are stronger.

The 1.2-litre TSi petrol engine introduced in 2010 is an extremely frugal unit, it averages 54.3mpg.

The Fabia performs very well on the eco front. With an average of 144g/km CO2 across the range, Skoda Fabia emissions are comparably low for a supermini. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.2-litre diesel Greenline model, which is the greenest model in the range. Thanks to aerodynamic tweaks and longer gearing it emits 89g/km of CO2 and can average 83.1mpg.

This Fabia isn't an all-new car - it's partly based on the previous model. That car suffered from a few glitches when it first went on sale but these were quickly ironed out and its reliability proved to be impressive. Many of the components used on the latest model are tried and tested so expect decent Skoda Fabia reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £275
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Insurance group 3 - 16
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