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- Good value
- Large and airy interior
- Well built
- Odd styling
- Ride quality complaints
- Little else
The quality of the interior is easily on a par with those of its siblings from Audi and Volkswagen. It’s huge, comfortable and just about indestructible.
The seats fold down making the already huge boot absolutely enormous! There's plenty of room in the back, with ample leg and head room for rear passengers. Few cars are more practical than the Yeti.
The Yeti is a satisfying car to own rather than an exciting one to drive. Most commentators rate it as a decent drive though, and it’s competent in all the key areas. The high driving position and huge glass area give excellent visibility. There are a couple of complaints that the ride is too firm though. It's not just on-road that the Yeti is good to drive, it's reportedly decent off-road too.
The 1.2 petrol engine is fun and reasonably economical, although you are restricted to the two-wheel-drive chassis. The 2.0 TDI 140 diesel engine turns the Yeti into a quick car that is expensive to buy but reasonably cheap to run. All other engines are a variation on a theme, trading economy for performance.
The pick of the bunch, though, is the 1.6 TDI Greenline II that gives over 60mpg and is surprisingly sprightly, although it is only available with a manual gearbox. It also costs just £35 a year in tax.
Value for money
The Skoda Yeti range is competitively priced and has strong residual values, making it one of the most economical cars of its type to own. Every model comes with plenty of kit as standard, so you shouldn't have to spend too much on options.
The Yeti is a decent towing car too, and in 2.0 TDI four-wheel-drive specification can pull up to 2,000kgs. The Skoda is quite a light car though, so smaller caravans will handle better.
The Yeti is an unusual and versatile family car that does everything very well, even if it doesn’t do anything brilliantly. It’s an intelligent car that you will find is satisfying to own – if you can get past the quirky looks.
- Price range:
- £15,850 - £26,410
- 35 - 61
- Safety rating (NCAP):
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Not for at least a few years
- Engine to go for:
- The 1.6 TDI Greenline II is very frugal and has plenty of power
- Engine to avoid:
- None, all the engines are very impressive!
- Engine naming:
- TSI means it’s a petrol engine, TDI that it’s a diesel
|1.6 TDI Greenline II||4||8.5|
|2.0 TDI 110||4||7.0|
|2.0 TDI 140||12||8.5|
Skoda Yeti User Reviews
We love our little Yeti! Have only had it for 6 months now, but it's such a practical and fun car. We've never wished we had a bigger boot, it's comfortable to travel in and hasn't broken down at all.
The diesel engine we have is fast enough and never struggles on motorways. We have the 2WD version and it was good in the snow, though I admit that we haven't used it off road anywhere yet.
The only downside is that the seats are quite heavy and awkard to remove when we want to carry lots of stuff.
I would recommend a Yeti to anyone and have already told some friends they should buy one!
- By Peter Osbourne
Impressed with the performance, handling and practicality of this car. It’s a decent family car which feels pretty spacious inside because it’s so tall.
It performs excellently offroad and in all weather conditions especially with the winter tyres. We were initially slightly concerned that reviews said there were some rattly bits in the interior and cheap parts however we haven’t experienced this and think it feels well made.
The boot isn’t huge but as it’s tall you can stack things easily and we find it perfectly adequate. Running costs are relatively good but nothing to shout home about. Averaging 42mpg after 8,000+ miles…
The option I wouldn’t want to live without is the panoramic sunroof, a must-have.
Lastly I’d say don’t be put off by the badge, this is a great car which is worth every last penny.
- By Steve Whistler, who owns this car
Video footage from the Euro NCAP tests. The Yeti got 5 out of 5 stars!
Excellent video review of the Yeti. Video by womenandwheels.co.uk, a website for female opinions on new cars.
Fantastic video with Jeremy Clarkson subjecting the Yeti to a strange array of tests. It's safe to say he likes it! Well worth a watch.