The Skoda Fabia is a natural choice for those looking for affordability and comfort in a car.

Finding the perfect runaround can be tricky, especially in what seems like a saturated market. There are many small city cars out there that are jostling for poll position, and if you’ve been thinking about getting a new model while we’ve been in lockdown, it can seem like a huge task.

However, there is one small car that offers everything you could want from an everyday motor. The Skoda Fabia is a supermini that has been on the roads in one guise or another since 1999 and in the last two decades it’s become a firm favourite among drivers seeking reliability and neat handling.

So, what makes this car so special? Read on to find out.


Part of this car’s charm lies in its dependability. With so many years of producing this model, the Czech motoring brand knows a thing or two about building a reliable city car. The Fabia is well put together and packed with Skoda’s high-quality safety features, such as stability control, curtain airbags, and traction control, so you can enjoy peace of mind when behind the wheel.


One of the Fabia’s main points of attraction is its price tag. Even with its 2018 update, which saw enhanced tech and an updated trim, it remains a modestly affordable motor. Whether you’re looking at recent used models or looking at some earlier models, you’ll find that this is a budget car that has been built to get you to where you need to be.

When choosing the Fabia that suits you, it’s worth checking what type of warranty is available. Getting that added layer of protection from a specialist such as ALA can give you that extra reassurance while you’re out on the road.

Cheap to run

As well as being cheap to buy, the Fabia is cheap to run. There are several 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines to choose from and these all come in at 50mpg at least. In addition, they have healthy green credentials, offering CO2 emissions of just 121g/km.


Small cars aren’t as tiny as they used to be, and the Fabia’s latest incarnation is no exception. However, in the world of the supermini the Fabia still stays on the small side while offering all the practical details you need to get around.

At 330 litres, the boot size is generous and ideal for storing the essentials as you motor around town. The interior also sees some clever practical details too. Instead of the typical sloping roof, you’ll find this area has been evened out, allowing adults to sit in comfort at the back of the car. Plus, there is plenty of leg room and the height-adjustable driver’s seat is a nice touch.

For a smart small car that with bags of practicality at an affordable price point, the Fabia is the model for you.