Skoda Fabia - best first cars for new drivers
The Skoda Fabia offers VW Group refinement and technology in a practical and cheaper package
In keeping with Skoda’s ‘simply clever’ philosophy, the Fabia can have plenty of helpful touches like luggage hooks in the boots, a holster for multimedia devices, a variable boot floor and a bike carrier.
If boot space is a priority, there is an estate version with 1,150 litres, although the standard hatch’s 330-litres is one of the best you’ll find in a supermini. Cabin space is also excellent with plenty of room for adults in the rear seats.
The plain exterior is mirrored on the inside, although its well-built and has an impressive level of tech. As part of the 2018 refresh, S models and up gain a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto incorporated into the slick infotainment system.
The cheaper, less powerful 59bhp, 1.0-litre MPI will return 47.9mpg on the WLTP cycle, but it's the 94bhp 1.0-litre TSI which is more fuel efficient, returning 51.4mpg.