As he looks: Since autumn 2021 you have been dealing with the fourth generation of the Skoda Fabia. The first of this name came onto the market in 1999 and replaced the Felicia, through which automotive history then spread the coat of forgetting. If you had already taken a look at the Fabia IV at the time, a classification as a small car would have been rejected. 3.97 meters measure the Fabia I in length, its current successor has 4.11 meters. The Golf IV moved in these regions between 1997 and 2003. A masculinization of the formal language has been accompanied by the greatest-technical growth: the Fabia maintains a factual-technoid lines with decorative beads and edges. Cute definitely looks different.

What has remained over the years has been the close relationship with VW Polo and Seat Ibiza, together with the Audi A1 the MQB-A0 platform quartet is being built.

How it is set up: in the best processing quality. The Fabia has not freed itself from hard plastic, but firstly it is of the more beautiful, namely finely narbinted manner and second, our test car dealt with coexistence with chrome decoration, piano lacquer, fabric curves and ambient elight. This results in a very homely atmosphere, in which it can be used on amenities such as two-zone automatic climate automatic, smartphone connection as well as a scenario of digital driver display and up to 9.2 inch touchscreen.

Interior: The Fabia should be enough for many customers as a first car. This is also why the cockpit, which is fully digitized on request, is a welcome thing. Manufacturer

The FABIA makes life easy for its users. The menu navigation of the infotainment is logically structured, and functions such as seat heating and air conditioning can be controlled directly according to good old analog school. We will remember longing for us the next time we sit in a VW Golf or ID.3.

We have failed due to voice control, which must first be activated via an app to be purchased.

How much space he has: The Fabia has also grown out of the infancy of a small car. The Skoda clearly puts the competitor Opel Corsa in the front and back of comfortable sitting, especially the competitor Opel Corsa clearly puts the Skoda in the shade. The luggage compartment also underlines the suitability for more than just the small journey. It grabs 380 to 1190 liters, with the small blemish that does not create a loading area after the back seat backrests were felled. This is made up of this by the variable charging floor, the flexible trunk cover and the practical turning mat with rubberized underside, all of which are details that are subject to surcharges.

Almost just: luggage compartment with a laid back seat backrest. Manufacturer

We also want to leave other of the sometimes optional “Simply Clever” details, the umbrella compartment in the driver’s door, for example, the foldable passenger backrest, the multifunctional bag that is to be attached under the luggage compartment cover or the smartphone bags on the backrests of the front seats.

What drives him: A Anliter-three-cylinder turbo gasoline with 81 kW/110 hp, which produces 200 Newton meters of torque. You don’t read the word “hybrid” or anything of electrification? With both, the Fabia cannot generally serve, it would make it too expensive, says Skoda. Our test car was equipped with manual six -speed gear. If you prefer the switching work to a 7-speed double clutch transmission (DSG), you can do this for an expression of 1500 euros.

How he drives: great. In the lower speed range, the small three-channel machine takes a little more cautious, but then it really gets really cheerful and gets the Fabia busy. We think: This drive is a very agile and more coherent, especially since the small compact is also well -committed. From 0 to 100 km/h it rushes in 9.7 seconds, 205 km/h are presented in the top, which is quite respectable.

If you dislike a certain dislike compared to mealing cross joints, the chassis tends towards comfort, but this does not mean that you could not drive the Fabia committed to the corners, it remains perfectly controllable anyway.

Relies on ottomotors: the fourth generation of Fabia has said goodbye to diesel. Manufacturer

A lot of electronic service staff can be signed against extra salaries. The reliably functioning traffic sign recognition, for example, the reversing camera, the very well -working parking steering casher, the improved lane change assistant, the vehicles up to 70 meters away, but also the so -called “Travel Assist”, which up to a speed of 210 km/h Fack in front and keep the Fabia on track.

What he consumes: 4.5 to 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers, the data sheet promises. Our test car was thirstier. On average, he wanted to have 6.2 liters at a distance. If the 40 liters of the standard tank are not sufficient, you get a larger one with 50 liters of capacity for a surcharge of 50 euros.

What it offers: The 1.0 TSI with 81 kW/110 hp requires at least the average equipment level of five. It is called “ambition” and, among other things, preserves LED headlights, height-adjustable front seats, air conditioning, front-wheel arassist with city emergency brake function, lane keeping assistant, speed limiter and fatigue detection.

Our test car corresponded to the next higher “Style” level and still showed what the surcharge list can still be found in: from the business package with top navigation system “Amundsen”, traffic sign recognition, wireless smartphone connection and variable loading floor via the functional package, Among other things with heating heating, heated windscreen and two-zone automatic climate automatic, up to panoramic glass roof and reversing camera, the possibilities of lifting the base price are still diverse.

Looks factual: the designers have noticed playbacks. Manufacturer

Euro NCAP Crash & Safety Tests of Škoda Fabia 2021—Best in Class 2021—Small Family Car
What it costs: from 19,890 euros. Our test car in “Style” equipment (from 21,890 euros) and with numerous extras came to a fairly steep 29,720 euros.

What we mean: valuable workmanship, homely ambience, great infotainment, very good driving performance and a comparatively high level of functionality – among the small compact, the Skoda Fabia is one of the best, even if the almost omnipresent partial electrification is running out of drive. The qualities also justify a price that is located beyond the bargain regions.

Ulla Ellmer

The data of the Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI:

Motor Otto

displacement 999 ccm

cylinder 3

Power 81 kW/110 hp at 5500/min

Max. Torque 2000 Nm at 2000 – 3000/min

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top speed 205 km/h

acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 9.7 sec

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Norm consumption WLTP 4.5 – 4.8 l/100 km

Test consumption 6.2 l/100 km

CO2 emission 103 – 110 g/km

Pollutant standard Euro 6d ISC

Energy efficiency class B

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Length 4.11 m

Width 1.78 m

height 1.48 m

Seats 5

Luggage compartment 380 to 1190 l

fuel tank 40 l, optional 50 l

Empty weight 1165 – 1317 kg

permissible total weight 1561 – 1680 kg

Boat 1100 kg (braked), 580 – 590 kg (unchecked)

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Manual six -speed gearbox, front -wheel drive

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Insurance Typl classes 14 (KH), 20 (TK), 19 (VK)

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Price from 19,890 euros