"Skoda Fabia" wagon - car review
Skoda Fabia wagon is a real find for those who need a reliable and affordable car. If you have a large and friendly family, and you often go somewhere, be sure to consider the option of the car. Its price is lower than that of many other cars of this class only because the Škoda brand is not prestigious enough, unlike, for example, Volkswagen. In the car, "Skoda Fabia" removed unnecessary options for which, accordingly, do not need to pay extra money. As for the inside of the car, then all the mechanisms and spare parts are exactly the same as on the Volkswagen. Well, now consider the characteristics of the car.
The front of the car looks completely identical with the front "Fabia" hatchback.
The same slightly pointed headlights, large fog lights that perfectly fit into the design of the car - these are the distinctive features of the exterior of the car. On the new "Skoda" grille installed in a chrome-plated border, giving the car a special rigor and sophisticated style.The body of the car, "Skoda Fabia" wagon is almost the same as that of this model hatchback. But there is also a significant difference - a longer roof, which allows you to increase the capacity of the trunk. As a result, we had to slightly change the design of the side doors. To this end, stamping were added to the door, beautiful wheel arches were made, and roof rails were placed on the roof. The designers also changed the shape of the rear bumper in the wagon, but in general, everything remained the same as on the hatchback.
The new station wagon is made with three different gasoline engines. The manufacturer decided to leave these engines in order not to increase the price of the car in question.
The three-cylinder 9-valve engine with a volume of 1.2 liters produces a power of 70 horsepower, which allows you to reach the maximum speed of 164 km / h. Up to a hundred this car will accelerate in about 14-15 seconds. Fuel consumption in the city - 7.7 liters, outside the city - 4.9 liters.
The next proposed type of engine already works with sixteen valves and has a volume of 1.4 liters. More valves increase the power of the car to 86 horsepower.Also increased the maximum speed, which is now equal to 175 km / h. Up to 100 km / h the car accelerates in 12.7 seconds. Fuel consumption in urban driving mode - 8.5 liters, outside the city - 5.4 liters.
And finally, the most powerful engine for this station wagon has a volume of 1.6 liters. Its power is 105 horsepower. Maximum speed is now 192 km / h when accelerating to one hundred in 10.3 seconds. Consumption also increased: in the city it is 9.1 liters, outside the city - 5.6 liters.
From this we can conclude that the engines on the car, "Skoda Fabia" are not the most powerful, for long trips with family and a full stuffed trunk definitely fit the engine of 1.6 liters. The rest are intended solely for getting around the city.
The Škoda Fabia, whose engine is 1.2 liters or 1.4 liters, is available on a 5-speed manual gearbox. The version on the 1.6 liter engine is produced both on a mechanical box and on an automatic one. Gearboxes for this model of car do a sufficiently high quality, it allows them to work long and efficiently during operation.
An independent, spring-mounted McPherson with a stabilizer bar is installed on the front suspension. On the rear suspension - semi-dependent, spring, torsion beam.The effectiveness of the braking system is given by front ventilated disc brakes and drum mechanisms behind. The wheels measure 165/70 R14.
In the cabin, to increase comfort, an air conditioner with dust filter is installed. The upholstery is made of black Domino fabric with gray accents. Doors, front panel and center console are trimmed with black plastic. Moreover, the plastic is of sufficiently high quality, which allows to eliminate all extraneous squeaks in the cabin. Large windshield allows for good visibility on the road.
The car has 6 airbags, as well as a special system for automatically turning off the interior lighting. If an accident happens, then immediately all the doors in the car will open on their own.
Designers made the car in the following sizes:
- length - 4.247 m;
- width - 1.642 m;
- height - 1.498 m.
- wheelbase - 2.465 m.
In the car the maximum number of seats - 5.
By itself, "Skoda Fabia" pretty light, only 1040 kg. Moreover, it has become much less in mass than its predecessor, and at full load of the machine the permissible weight is 1570 kg.Skoda has a tank capacity of 45 liters, and the maximum amount of luggage reaches 1485 liters.
Configuration and cost
"Skoda Fabia", the price of which is 550,000 rubles, is presented in the basic configuration with an engine of 1.2 liters.
With the 1.4 liter Skoda engine already costs around 600,000 rubles, the 1.6 liter version with a manual transmission costs 679,000 rubles, with the automatic transmission 709,000 rubles.