Skoda Fabia Estate - Practicality & boot space

The Skoda Fabia Estate is a very practical choice, with enough boot space to rival cars two classes above

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The Skoda Fabia Estate makes a great case for itself if you don’t like the idea of driving a large car but need a lot of boot space. Its boot is bigger than that of the Fabia hatchback by 200 litres and it’ll transport four adults quite comfortably, too. There are also some unusual but handy features, including an ice scraper that doubles up as a magnifying glass and tyre tread depth gauge, and a detachable LED boot light you can use as a rechargeable torch.

Skoda Fabia Estate interior space & storage

The Fabia Estate is slightly stretched compared to its hatchback sister – good news for those in the back, as this is where much of the extra length can be found. Even those taller than six feet should be comfortable, with more than sufficient leg and headroom. Shorter journeys should still be quite feasible with three adults in the back.

Everybody in the car will praise the plentiful interior storage space, too, with generous door pockets that can handle a bottle of water, as well as a pair of cup-holders in front of the handbrake and under-seat drawers in the front, with a Skoda umbrella in the passenger side.

Boot space

A massive 530-litre boot places the Fabia Estate just below the Dacia Logan MCV (573 litres) for luggage capacity. However, we’re most impressed by the fact that it’s very close to being as large as the boot of the Ford Mondeo, a car two classes above that costs an awful lot more to buy. With the seats lowered, the Fabia’s load space expands to a total of 1,395 litres, compared to the Logan’s 1,518 litres.

Towing

Fabia Estates equipped with a 108bhp petrol can manage a 1,100kg braked trailer, while the basic 1.0-litre petrol can only haul an 800kg trailer. For comparison, the Dacia Logan MCV can tow between 1,100 and 1,150kg.

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