Used Skoda Fabia vRS (2010 - 2014) Safety & Reliability

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

3.5 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    3 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    2 out of 5

The Fabia scores four stars on the EuroNcap for adult protection. That's not bad, but rivals including the Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, Citroen DS3 and the Vauxhall Corsa all score a maximum five stars on the rating system. The vRS comes equipped with front, side and curtain airbags for driver and front seat passenger. It also comes with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, hill hold control and tyre pressure monitor that warns if a tyre loses pressure.

4.5 out of 5


The Fabia is a very reliable car. As Skoda is part of the VW group parts are of good quality and tend not to go wrong - Skoda ranks in Parker's top ten most reliable brands. The previous generation of the vRS was free of glitches and we expect this version to be just as good.

Car check problem points


No reported problems


No reported problems


No reported problems