Used Skoda Fabia vRS (2010 - 2014) Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4.5
Skoda’s latest incarnation of its rapid Fabia vRS packs many changes. Gone is the powerful 1.

Skoda Fabia vRS (10-14)
  • Fun to drive
  • Frugal engine
  • Well-equipped
  • Low C02 emissions
  • No manual gearbox option

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£17,410 - £18,260

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£2,132 - £6,206

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Skoda’s latest incarnation of its rapid Fabia vRS packs many changes. Gone is the powerful 1.9-litre diesel engine in favour of a turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-litre petrol. Previously, the vRS only came with a six-speed manual gear change, now it’s only a seven-speed DSG gearbox – an automatic with race-inspired paddle shift gear changers behind the steering wheel – on offer. It’s sensible too. Yes it’s quick but the running costs are low enough to make it a serious ‘daily driver’. It has the lowest emissions in class, it’s the most frugal and it has more pulling power when comparing to a list of rivals that include the Citroen DS3 DSport, Ford Fiesta S1600, Renault Clio Sport 200, and the Vauxhall Corsa VXR. It’s a great all-rounder. It does the simple things with ease and when you want a few tricks it can do them too. The Fabia vRS is quick, powerful, feisty when pushed yet frugal and a low CO2 emitter when driven sensibly. All-in-all, the new vRS is a great package and is more sophisticated than its rivals as it offers so much more than just all-out fun. It's also available in both hatchback and estate versions. Read more to find out why we rate this car so highly.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Passenger space, headroom, boot space, cubby holes, large wing mirrors.  

5 out of 5

Anon ,   31 Jul 2015    ... read more

 It's a hatchback and it's quick. It has ample rear leg room and boot space considering it's size.  

1 out of 5

A W ,   07 Feb 2014    ... read more

 Its 5 doors so kids can get in and out without any hassles and also the privacy glass in the back is good for the kids also.  

4 out of 5

Andy Duncan ,   29 Jun 2013    ... read more

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