2017 Skoda Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive complete guide

Benjamin Green
February 13, 2017

Skoda’s fitted lots of kit into its new Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive models ahead of the release of the replacement. More info here…

  • Features up to £2,295 worth of extra kit for a mere £935
  • Two run-out models ahead of replacement
  • Choice of two diesel and one petrol engines
  • Now available to order costing from £20,095

The Skoda Yeti is being replaced next year but, as a last hoorah, Skoda has added two new trim lines to the range. New SE Drive and SE L Drive versions offer even greater value for money and are now available to order.

Skoda Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive styling

SE Drive models keep the same rugged design on the exterior, benefiting only from minor changes. The SE Drive model adds 17-inch alloy wheels, while the SE L Drive trim gets LED rear lights, part-silver roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and xenon headlights.

Skoda Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive engines

The SE Drive and SE L Drive trims will be offered with a choice of three engines – two diesels and one petrol. The entry-level 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 108hp while returning 46mpg with a six-speed manual gearbox or 44mpg when fitted with the optional DSG automatic gearbox.

The diesel engines – both 2.0-litre models – produce either 108hp or 147hp. If you opt for the more powerful engine, you’ll benefit from four-wheel drive as standard.

Skoda Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive interior and options

The SE Drive trim builds upon the already generous specification of the Yeti, adding a whopping £2,295 worth of equipment for a mere £935 price hike. Additions include sat nav, DAB digital radio, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a heated windscreen, heated front seats and rear parking sensors. The latest SE Drive trim also benefits from new seat upholstery.

SE L Drive adds leather upholstery in addition to all the features included in the SE Drive trim giving it a slightly more upmarket feel.

Skoda Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive prices and release date

A basic 1.2-litre petrol SE Drive with a manual gearbox will cost £20,095 while a top-of-the-range 2.0-litre SE Drive diesel with 147hp and a DSG auto ‘box will cost you £25,390.

The more luxurious SE L Drive represents a small premium over the SE Drive trim but the added luxury and styling may be worth it for some buyers. A 1.2-litre with a manual gearbox will cost £21,745 and top-of-the-range 2.0-litre automatic diesel models are priced at £27,140. Both trims are available to order now.