Skoda Fabia Estate (2015 -) Costs

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015
5
It’s difficult to imagine a better car for a young family than the Skoda Fabia Estate. It’s practical, cheap to run, easy to drive and crammed full of useful features that are sure to make life easier.

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

The lowest running costs come from the low-powered diesel engine thanks to its claimed 83.1mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 89g/km. Insurance groups haven’t been published for the estate model yet, but judging on the hatchback’s impressive performance in this regard we wouldn’t worry too much. The highest grouping possible is 12E.

Servicing shouldn’t break the bank, but if that’s a concern then plump for a three-year servicing pack when you buy the car. This costs £479 at the time of writing.

Be careful to do your sums carefully when it comes to deciding which engine to choose, though. It’ll work out cheaper to run a petrol in most situations with the Fabia, so using the Parkers Cost of Motoring Tool is a wise move before taking the plunge.

If running costs are an issue for you, it might be worth waiting for the Greenline version coming in the second quarter of 2015. It’ll feature a range of fuel-saving features and exhibit the lowest cost-per-mile of any Fabia Estate in the range.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£732 - £883 *

Diesel

£635 - £740 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Your Skoda Fabia Estate will be due a service every 20,000 miles there are service plans available to cover three years at extra cost.

Warranty

Three years/60,000 miles, extended warranty packs of four years/80,000 miles and five years/100,000 miles are available for an extra cost.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £150.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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    94
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    113
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Predictably, the best Skoda Fabia Estate emissions (in terms of CO2, at least) come from the 1.4 TDI diesel with 89bhp. This one emits just 88g/km, but we suspect there’s a Greenline version in the pipeline that’ll see that figure drop even further.

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