Skoda Yeti

5/5
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Verdict

The Skoda Yeti sits an increasingly growing segment that’s full of small crossovers. The Yeti is up against some excellent competition and rivals the likes of the Fiat 500x, the Jeep Renegade, the Mazda CX-3, the Nissan Juke and much more. To many the Yeti looks like a box on wheels, but some say that the moment you sit inside one is the moment you want one. European customers only started really taking the Yeti seriously when Top Gear gave it a rave review for its versatility, space and off-road capabilities. All round, the Yeti is a real contender for the best in class.

Performance

Skoda offers a large range of both diesel and petrol engines with the Skoda Yeti. The petrol line-up includes a 1.2 TSI engine that offers 103 bhp and maximum torque of 175Nm at 1,550 to 4,100rpm. Next up is a 1.4 litre TSI engine that offers 120 bhp. This offers a maximum torque of 200Nm at between 1,500 and 4,000rpm. This engine will accelerate between 0-100 km/h in 10.6 seconds. The largest petrol offering comes with the 4x4 Yeti. This is a 1.8 TSI engine with maximum power of 158 bhp. This will bring you from 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds.

The diesel line-up starts with a 1.6 litre TDI that offers maximum power of 103 bhp. The 2.0 litre TDI engine offers between 108 and 167 bhp. The quickest off the mark in this line-up is the 4x4, it gives 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds.

Ride & Handling

The Yeti is surprisingly good off road. On road it’s pleasing to drive too. The ride can be a bit jumpy but the steering is very well weighted and it is very precise. This crossover is very good on corners and bends too, but if you drive over-eagerly you will notice the body rolling a bit.

Refinement

The diesel engines can be noisy especially when building speed on the motorway. However, any TSI engine that we have tested has proven to be quiet and very refined. Unfortunately, the cabin is subject to wind and road noise. This could be down to the boxy shape of the Yeti.

Quality & Reliability

The Yeti is very appealing inside and like most other Skoda vehicles it is very well specced from the entry level up. If you do get a touchscreen it is very intuitive and easy to use. The Yeti also comes with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The materials in use within the material seem to be of a high standard. The seats are comfortable and the driver’s seat and the steering wheel are easily adjusted.

Safety & Security

The Yeti comes with a range of safety options like Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights – this also has what’s called dynamic angle control that re-angels the lights as you are driving around a bend or a corner and allows the driver to see the sides of the road.
The Yeti has a five star Euro NCAP rating and received 92 % for Adult occupancy. For child occupancy the crossover scored 78%. It didn’t score too highly for pedestrian safety and they picked up just 46% as a result.

Space & Practicality

The Yeti is about as practical as you can get in a small crossover. Its four-wheel drive abilities are excellent for the segment that it sits in. Apart from being able to go off road, the Yeti is a spacious car with room for five adults – four would fit more comfortably. There is no problems with head, should and leg room because the Yeti feels tall on the inside and the rear seats can be moved to offer more space.

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Key Facts

Make

Skoda

Model
Yeti
Variant
Active 1.2 TSI 110bhp
Car Category
Crossover
First Launched
2014
Engine (L)
1.2
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€23,955
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
6.0
Average km/L
16.7
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
55
Fuel Tank Range
917 km
Cost of filling a tank
€72.27
Average Cost Per 200 km
€15.77
CO2 emmissions
140 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
110 bhp
Max Power kW
82
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1197
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
177 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.4 s
L/100km Urban
7.30 L
L/100km Extra Urban
5.40 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
405 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty
Mileage
150,000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
405 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
215/60 R16 mm
Tyre size back
215/60 R16 mm
Length
4222 mm
Width
1793 mm
Height
1691 mm
Wheel Base
2578 mm
Front Track (mm)
1691
Rear Track (mm)
1537
Kerb weight
1334 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1879
Turning circle (m)
10.32

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
110 bhp