Skoda Fabia Estate - Reliability & safety

The Skoda Fabia Estate should be as reliable and safe as every other model in Skoda's range

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Skoda Fabia Estate should follow its hatchback sister’s example of reliable, trouble-free motoring, as it uses proven VW Group technology.

Skoda has placed very well in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey over the past few years, The Fabia Estate also boasts up-to-date safety technology to keep you out of trouble on the road and protect you in the event of a crash.

Skoda Fabia Estate reliability

The Skoda Fabia was rated fairly strongly for reliability in our 2019 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey of cars currently on sale in the UK. Of the owners who responded, just 11.5% reported experiencing a problem with their car at least once in the first 12 months.

Safety

Every Skoda Fabia Estate has plenty of safety equipment. You’ll find six airbags, front seatbelt reminder buzzers and electronic stability control fitted as standard. Safety body Euro NCAP awarded the hatchback version its maximum five-star crash-test score in a 2014 test and we’d expect the estate to match that.

Front assist (which applies the brakes automatically if it detects you’re in danger of hitting the car in front), was made standard for every trim level when the Fabia Estate was facelifted.

A driver fatigue sensor is a £50 option on SE trims and above, while adaptive cruise control can be fitted to the SE, SE L, Monte Carlo and Colour Edition to make trips less tiring.

Recommended

Top 10 best automatic cars 2022
Blue BMW 3 Series driving
Best cars
7 Mar 2022

Top 10 best automatic cars 2022

Most Popular

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?
Police car - open boot
Tips and advice
19 May 2022

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Fiat 500 deals
Deals
20 May 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?
Mazda3s at Bristol port
Car buying
17 May 2022

New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
3 Feb 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022