Used Skoda Fabia Estate (2008 - 2014) Safety & Reliability

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.
3.5 out of 5



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While Skoda Fabia Estate safety levels have not been tested by independent crash assessors, Euro NCAP, the hatchback version was awarded four stars out of five.

Take into account the fact that other small cars like the Renault Grand Modus and Peugeot 207 SW have received five stars and the Fabia is not best in class.

There are four airbags and ABS as standard. All models also come with an immobiliser and central door locking, while higher equipment models get an alarm, remote central locking and curtain airbags.

For an additional anti-theft measure, the under seat storage trays are great for hiding valuables from prying eyes.

4 out of 5


The new Fabia borrows elements from the previous model - which has a good track record for proving dependable. Given the high levels of customer satisfaction that the Czech company achieves for its car, Skoda Fabia Estate reliability should be the best there is.

What’s more, Skoda is part of the Volkswagen family and benefits from shared technology and development, so engines are dependable, interior plastics feel durable and the overall finish is of a high quality.

Car check problem points


No problems reported.


No problems reported.


No problems reported.