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Skoda Fabia vRS running costs and reliability

2010 - 2014 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Simon McBride Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 45 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.
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Rivals of the vRS may be scratching their heads as the Fabia averages an impressive claimed 45.6mpg. Also thanks to its low CO2 emissions the vRS qualifies for road tax band C and that means low costs for both the first year showroom tax and on-going road tax. Servicing costs and the price of consumables should also be low.

On the green front, the Fabia vRS could turn a few heads as it emits 148g/km of CO2 – this places the car in road tax band C. Compared to some hot hatch rivals that is an impressive performance.

The Fabia is a very reliable car. As Skoda is part of the VW group parts are of good quality and tend not to go wrong – Skoda ranks in Parker’s top ten most reliable brands. The previous generation of the vRS was free of glitches and we expect this version to be just as good.