Used Skoda Fabia Hatchback (2007 - 2014) Costs

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
The second-generation Skoda Fabia takes the formula of the original model from 2000 and updates it with sleeker looks and even more practicality. As with all Skoda models, the Fabia is well made and good value, while it’s also very comfortable and ideal for town driving.
4.5 out of 5

Running costs

The diesel engines offer excellent fuel economy of more than 50mpg in everyday driving, while the petrols are frugal for their size. Servicing is usually excellent value and insurance groups tend to be average for this size of car so your Skoda Fabia running costs shouldn’t add up too much. There’s strong demand for the 2000-2007 Fabia and the increased interior quality and improved interior space of the newer car should mean that residual values are stronger.

The 1.2-litre TSi petrol engine introduced in 2010 is an extremely frugal unit, it averages 54.3mpg.

* 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 performs very well on the eco front. With an average of 144g/km CO2 across the range, Skoda Fabia emissions are comparably low for a supermini. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.2-litre diesel Greenline model, which is the greenest model in the range. Thanks to aerodynamic tweaks and longer gearing it emits 89g/km of CO2 and can average 83.1mpg.

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