Used Skoda Fabia vRS (2010 - 2014) Comfort

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.

4 out of 5

Comfort

It's very grown-up for a hot supermini. The Fabia vRS rides well as it sits on 17-inch wheels and the suspension is not rock-hard like RenaultSport hot hatches. Living with this car would not be a chore as it soaks up bumps quite well. The sports seats specifically for the vRS are very comfortable and have raised sides to hold you in place when driving enthusiastically.

The steering wheel has both rake and reach and this allows you to get the perfect driving position.

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

You can get five adults in the rear but make the journeys short for the person in the middle as this seat is quite cramped. There is 300 litres of space in the boot of the Fabia with the seats upright and when folded this expands to 1,163 - giving the model more luggage room than the vast majority of its rivals. Obviously, the estate version offers even more practicality with a boot space of 480 litres growing to 1,460 with the seats down.

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How does the boot space compare?

380 litres
Skoda Fabia vRS (10-14)
300 litres
236 litres
160 litres
4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The driving position is very good as you can get the get the seat really low to enhance the sporty driving experience. The interior is similar to the standard Fabia as the switchgear and dials are the same. However, the vRS has its own special seats and steering wheel, plus branded kickplates on the door sills plus badging on the bottom of the steering wheel in case you forget you are driving the performance Fabia.