2016 (16) Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI 105 SE L 5dr

Linwood SEAT / ŠKODA
Only £11,788
£1179 deposit
£213.59 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemCruise control + speed limiter
Exterior temperature gaugeFront assistant collision mitigation
Maxi dot trip computerPAS
Service interval indicatorSmartLink

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external MP3 playerBolero radio with telephone control, Mirror Link, USB and SD card
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome grille surroundElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear window
Height adjustable headlampsIntermittent rear wash/wipe
LED daytime running lightsTinted rear windows
Tinted windscreen 

Interior Features

1.5L bottle holder in front door panels2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatBoot stowage box
Cargo area storage trayClimate control air conditioning
Cloth upholsteryDriver + passenger vanity mirrors
Folding grab handlesFront centre armrest
Front reading lightsFront/rear floor mats
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable passenger seatHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior light with delayLeather gearshift
Leather handbrakeLower glovebox cover
Luggage load hooksParcel shelf
Pollen filterRear courtesy light
Rear storage traysStorage compartment under front seats
Ticket holderTwo rear outer seat isofix location points

Packs

Arkamys surround sound pack - FabiaChrome Pack - Fabia

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Curtain airbagsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsEDS
ESC with ASRFront seatbelt pretensioners
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior monitoringImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)95NOx0.054
Particles0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1422Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)78.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)83.1EC Urban (mpg)68.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDI 105Coin SeriesSE L
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69NCAP Safety Assist %69
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.1Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed120

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R16
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleROCKWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1467Length3992
Wheelbase2470Width1732
Width (including mirrors)1958 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1485Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)322
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked580
Minimum Kerbweight1090No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Fabia

Skoda's third-generation Fabia 1.4 TDI is a supermini that's more super than most. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's three-cylinder 1.4-litre diesel Fabias might not be the cheapest superminis on the market, but the 90PS models in particular offer strong value. It's hard to argue with 83mpg fuel economy, especially when they drive so well, offer so much practicality and cling on to their value so tenaciously.

Background

If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in cars. Enaged, even. You'll already know what is and what isn't a 'good' car and your individual preference will probably align with what brand best reflects your personality. There's little we can do to change that, but here's the thing. The vast majority of car buyers aren't like you. They don't know the difference between a good and a bad car and they're overwhelmed by the sheer choice on offer. If you know somebody like this, who's looking for a supermini and just wants something that will be easy to live with, do them a favour and steer them in the direction of a Skoda Fabia 1.4-litre TDI diesel. Don't get us wrong. This isn't a car that will only suit the automotive illiterate. It's just that it's so hassle-free, so well-engineered and so keenly priced that it's one of those vehicles that just isn't going to generate much in the way of complaint. The risk-free car purchase? It's as close as anything we've seen.

Driving Experience

The 1.4-litre diesel engine that powers this third-generation Fabia is available in either 90 or 105PS guises and it's a sweet little three-cylinder installation. We'll concentrate on the 90PS unit here, largely because it'll appeal to more UK buyers and we reckon it makes by far the more convincing buying proposition. Performance is a bit livelier than its 62mph sprint figure of 11.1 seconds would suggest, thanks to a healthy torque figure of 230Nm that's yours for the picking from just 1,750 through to 2,500rpm. You'll need to stay on top of the six-speed manual gearchange though, but that's no great hardship. The ratios are such that it does require a bit of revving in first in order to then get the turbo spooling in second gear, but the shift action is slick and the clutch pedal's nicely weighted as well. There's an optional DSG twin-clutch box available too. Ride quality is excellent, with Skoda unburdened by pretensions of sportiness. At this point, we'd normally explain that this comes at the expense of cornering ability, but the Fabia can take a bend very cleanly, with taut body control and accurate steering. That blend between damping, spring rates, tyre specification and roll stiffness is really well judged. Turn-in is also excellent for a diesel car.

Design and Build

The old MK2 model Fabia had a series of quite well-established design cues. It was narrowish with tall hips and unless you bought the sportier variants, tended to look a bit under-wheeled. The latest car looks a good deal burlier, with pronounced wheel arch flares and a lot more shape built into the flanks. Skoda has claimed that this design is a new direction for them, encompassing 'more emotions', albeit not at the expense of practicality. Drop inside and you'll find a cabin that's slightly longer and larger than in the previous model and at the same time provides the driver and passengers with increased headroom. Although the third generation Fabia is 8mm shorter than its predecessor, its interior length has increased by around 8mm to 1,674mm. Elbow room is also greater at 1,401mm (21mm longer) at the front and 1,386mm (2mm longer) at the rear. The boot is the largest within the car's segment at 330-litres, which is 15-litres more than the previous model. With the rear seats folded down, loading capacity increases to up to 1,150-litres. The loading area is 960mm wide, which is 2cm wider than the previous car.

Market and Model

Prices open at just over £14,000 for a 90PS SE specification model, which isn't the massive bargain some might have been expecting. For comparison's sake, you could opt for a diesel Hyundai i20 and save yourself around £500. Unfortunately, the 105PS version of this engine is only offered in Elegance trim that will set you back almost £17,000. Nevertheless, overall it's hard to argue that the Skoda doesn't offer decent value. The cabin may be low-key in its styling but there's a decent amount of kit. The Fabia is designed to be practical and the company has announced a range of 'Simply Clever' features. The biggie is MirrorLink technology. This allows smartphone apps to be displayed on the screen of the infotainment system which, amongst other things, takes the use of navigation software or personal music files to a new level. There's a multimedia device cradle in the centre console, an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap and a high-vis vest, now mandatory in many countries, in a convenient dedicated storage compartment in the driver's door.

Cost of Ownership

The Fabia's chassis is a combination of the previous PQ26 layout and the modern VW Group MQB lightweight structure. The old is basically sandwiched between the new, with a redesigned engine bay and front structure grafted on, as well as the latest rear axles and suspension. The result is that the Fabia is impressively light, something that's manifested in some impressive economy figures. Skoda quotes a combined cycle average of 83.1mpg and emissions of just 88g/km. Fabias have always held very firm when it comes to residual values, used buyers valuing the Volkswagen Group input and resolute build quality. Insurance has also been very cheap, reflecting the mature owner profile. Will that change now that Skoda is aiming at a younger demographic? We'll have to wait on that one.

Summary

Yes, the Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI is a very sensible car and, to the casual observer, it might be construed as a bit of a boring choice. It's safe and steady, it gets great fuel economy and it's reliable. Spend any time in one, however, and you'll realise that the talents of the Volkswagen Group have been put to very good use. It actually drives a lot better than many of its so-called sporting rivals. There's a consistency to its control weights and a refinement to its suspension that feels reassuringly expensive. The three-pot engine is both characterful and economical. It's never particularly fast, but it has the torque to get you out of a spot. Downsides? The interior could have been a little more adventurous and the fact that the 105PS version of this engine is only offered in Elegance trim that will set you back almost £17,000. Otherwise, this is an easy car to recommend to people who know nothing about cars and to those who know a lot. Those folk in the middle will make up the biggest challenge for Skoda.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
60%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£213.59
Deposit£1179
Term (months)60
Cash price£11,788
Credit amount£10,609
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£13,995.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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