Could The 2018 Skoda Fabia Be The Smartest Choice In The Supermini Segment?

From the Ford Fiesta to the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and Suzuki Swift, the market is saturated with superminis. The Volkswagen Group holds its ground against the opposition with three models: the VW Polo, Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia.

These three share the same platform, technologies, engines and transmissions. Thus, they’re almost identical to each other beneath the skin, but despite this, the Polo commands a higher price tag than its Spanish and Czech siblings.

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This brings us to a review shared by Australia’s CarsGuide, which explains, in five easy steps, why the Fabia could be the best of them all – and cost does play a major role in this.

Engine and gearbox combos are another major reason that should convince customers into buying the Czech hatchback over its competitors. And if this doesn’t do the trick, then the attention to practical details should, as your groceries won’t roll around in the boot of the Skoda Fabia, and there are lots of storage spaces scattered around the cabin.

The interior build quality, equipment levels, comfortable seats and composed suspension even at high speeds are other strong points the Fabia has to offer. But let’s see what else one needs to know about it in the following video.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Could The 2018 Skoda Fabia Be The Smartest Choice In The Supermini Segment?

  • Giannis Antypas

    The Fabia doesn’t share the same new platform with the Polo and Ibiza.
    The Fabia rides on an older platform and mechanics,
    thefore not only your facts are wrong but also it comes as a surprise to say it could be the smart or even the smartest choice of the triad.
    In the segment?! Definitely not.

    • neil

      I agree with this. The Fabia may have some of the MQB-A0 components in the latest generation, but they’ve been fitted into the older PQ25 platform, used by the previous generations of the Polo and Ibiza.
      However, consumer studies suggest that the Skoda-built vehicles tend to have better reliability than similar models built on the same platforms in other VW-Group plants.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    See below.

  • jfalckt

    Skoda Fabia is a great car, regardless of being based on the previous generation platform, however, it would have to be the new SEAT Ibiza as my choice. That’s all subjective obvs.

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