Low running costs and excellent standard equipment means the ŠKODA Fabia Estate is a brilliant choice for families who want plenty of space alongside value for money and a class-leading drive. Having collected the overall What Car? Car of the Year for 2015 award, the latest-generation Fabia has clearly impressed industry critics as well as everyday drivers. The Fabia Estate builds on this recognition, offering all of the benefits of its smaller brother, whilst offering increased load capacity.
As you would expect from an estate model, the Fabia is practical and robust in its design, with long rear overhangs. Extra side windows are well accommodated while upgrading to the SE model will give you a more stylish and sporty appearance. Roof rails are fitted as standard alongside optional 16-inch gloss black alloy wheels. If you want a unique sense of energy you can opt for the Sprint Yellow paint finish that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Piano black trim inserts offer a subtle touch of class to the interior while all the dials, instruments and other dashboard components have been built with practicality in mind rather than style. As a result the cabin is perfect for family life. If you decide on the SE L model you will be rewarded with climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio to keep you entertained and comfortable on journeys of any length.
The performance of the Fabia Estate is remarkably similar to the hatchback version, which highlights how efficient the engines are. The 1.0-litre entry-level petrol has just 74bhp but it will produce up to 58.9mpg as well as CO2 emissions of only 109g/km. If you want more power there is a 109bhp version. For the best fuel economy figures you should opt for one of the diesels, with the standard 1.4 TDI returning up to 83.1mpg while the Greenline model will give you an almost unbelievable 91mpg and just 85g/km of CO2 emissions.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags that will activate on impact as well as stability control and seatbelt reminders. A front assist system will warn you when you get too close to the car in front. The SE models and above include low-speed collision avoidance technology to help you stay out of trouble while you can add the clever fatigue sensor from ŠKODA if you wish.
For more information about the ŠKODA Fabia Estate and to organise a test drive in this fantastic family car, contact Vantage ŠKODA in Morecambe today. Our friendly sales team will always be on hand to answer all your questions and you can enquire about the finance arrangements and service plans on offer.