Compared with the revelation of the first Fabia, this new generation of Skoda supermini isn’t the huge forward leap of the original. But the new Fabia offers class-leading space, a well-finished interior and mature road manners. Some rivals might sneak ahead on refinement and solidity or be more satisfying to drive, but if it’s good-value space that counts, then the Skoda is the best of the lot.

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