Skoda Fabia Hatchback (2015 -) Costs

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 05 Apr 2016
4.5
Bigger, loaded with more equipment and better to drive, the new Skoda Fabia is also a few kilos lighter. While that’s normally a statement more pertinent to Supercars than Superminis, it makes the baby Skoda even more efficient.

5 out of 5

Running costs

If a key consideration for your buying choice is finding the lowest Skoda Fabia running costs then you’ll need to wait for the forthcoming Greenline model, promising over 90mpg fuel consumption. For those that don’t have the patience to wait for that fuel-sipping model to come along, there is salvation though, as even the lest economical Fabia is said to achieve 58.8mpg (both the 1.0MPI 75PS and 1.2TSI 110PS).

The most popular model is likely to be that 1.0MPI with 74bhp, but it’s actually the 1.2TSI with 88bhp that is the most pleasant to drive – and in the laboratory it managed 60.1mpg. But it’s the diesel models that impress most here, with a choice of 1.4TDIs with either 88bhp or 103bhp. Choose the former and the spec sheet suggests 83.1mpg is possible while the more powerful model is rated at 80.7mpg. Even the DSG automatic gearbox-equipped 1.4TDI with 88bhp manages 78.5mpg.

All Skoda Fabias are in band A or B for annual VED car tax at time of writing, while each sit in the 14 percent BiK bracket so should prove cheap to run for company users also.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£732 - £867 *

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

You’ll need to have your Fabia serviced every 20,000 miles.

Warranty

As standard the Fabia comes with a three year/60,000 mile warranty, though you can extend this by paying extra at time of purchase.

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

  • A
    93
  • B
  • C
    112
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M

CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

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

Emissions summary

Until the Greenline model (82g/km) arrives late in 2015 the best Skoda Fabia emissions come from the 1.4-litre diesel with 88bhp, which produces an impressive 88g/km. That said most Fabia hatchbacks will be petrol-powered and even the most powerful 1.2 TSI with 108bhp only emits 110g/km of CO2, while the best of the petrols is the 1.0 MPI with 59bhp and 106g/km CO2 emissions.

Regardless of which model Fabia you choose you’ll benefit from stop/start and brake energy regeneration as standard.

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