Used Skoda Fabia Estate (2008 - 2014) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
The Skoda Fabia Estate is a great choice for young families. It’s roomy, good to drive and cheap to run.
4 out of 5

Running costs

The Skoda Fabia Estate running costs are incredibly low thanks to its fuel-sipping engines, low road tax costs and cheap insurance.

Inexperienced drivers should take a look at the low-spec 1.2 model which falls into the cheapest insurance group, but even the top of the range 1.6 TDI Scout only falls into group 15. Resale values should remain strong.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£867 - £1,266 *


£597 - £869 *

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

10,000 miles (minor), 20,000 miles (major).


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £265.00

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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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

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

Emissions summary

The Fabia range won’t cost the earth as it’s impressively frugal overall. All the petrol motors are easy on fuel particularly the Greenline versions.

Skoda Fabia Estate emissions are also very low with the diesel engines all emitting less than 130g/km CO2. The cheap-to-tax Greenline II produces a rock-bottom 89g/km and returns 83.1mpg. It is undoubtedly the engine of choice for eco-conscious buyers.

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