Skoda Yeti Review | Recombu Cars

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Skoda Yeti


a family and fun behind the wheel to be mutually exclusive, the usual fare being worthy but incredibly dull. The Skoda may not be as adaptable as a traditional people but it’s a hell of a lot more fun to than its arch rival the Qashqai. In fact, this crossover’s quasi off-roader (and in the case of the 4WD version, ability) hides a talented and chassis.

We drove a £22,995 TDI 140 Elegance 4X4 into Loch (and crucially, out again) and on the Highland roads.

The Skoda is a crossover that is practical and fun to


Skoda knows that to make its cars out against the crowd they to be visually funky and the production is proof of this. The conventional design boasts some unconventional features, including pillars and a sort of floating It sits high on its springs, the poking through from the rims in the squared-off wheelarches, and the lights up front give it a face.

Certainly it looks like else on the road, and despite its splitting lines we think a visual triumph in a rather sector.

Its design is rather in places, but this helps it out from the crowd.


is a bit of a trump card for Skoda and its Rarely has the compact crossover seen such interior mixing the best bits of MPV and SUV together. There are only seats, but the rear bench is into three, all of which are removable and slide into different configurations.

That high roofline there is plenty of room, the of space enhanced by the massive glass roof option. You sit high too, though the position is more car-like many rivals and only the short boot (it’s hefty at 416-litres) counts it.

The high roofline means plenty of room inside.


If you’re in the mood, and the aren’t in the back, the Yeti is an hoot to drive. It’s but incredibly well-damped, and in reality Skoda handles like a smaller (and lower) it’ll certainly give VW drivers a run for their money the bends. In fact, turn in and the rear inside wheel even lift itself the tarmac, ala eighties hot hatch.

Opt for the four-wheel drive model and even more grip on and if you do decide to venture off-road the won’t disappoint. The optional button offers uphill assist, downhill assist, ABS off ASR off road and EDL off road systems to the car’s abilities on the rough We can confirm from experience it all perfectly, allowing the Yeti to obstacles that would Land Rover owners twice.

The Yeti is fun to drive in 4×4 form, is extremely off road.

Economy environment

it always follows behind firm VW in terms of green the Yeti is now available with II technology, which encompasses a TDI engine, Start/Stop, low rolling rubber, lowered suspension, recovery systems and gear The result is a car that emits 119g/km CO2 and can achieve up to 61.4mpg.

Only the newer and considerably expensive Mazda CX-5 can those figures — that car is more powerful at a 150bhp. Still, even the TDI Yeti with 138bhp its emissions below 160g/km. in mind the talented DSG models are less economical and efficient.

with Skoda’s Greenline II are efficient and economical.


There’s quite a vast hierarchy in the Yeti range, with E, then S, SE, SE plus and with Greenline II technology on all but E and SE plus. You’ll also that some engines available without four drive, and the SE plus even an engine not available elsewhere in the (150bhp 1.8-litre TSI as opposed to the 1.8-litre TSI in the SE or Elegance).

The SE is probably the sweetspot, though if you sat-nav check out the SE plus, adds mapping (normally a extra) to the above as well as connectivity.

Even the 2wd model has of grip, which is reassuring driving in bad weather.


tested in 2009 the Skoda put in a good showing against the blocks at Euro NCAP, away with five Adult occupants were well protected with a of 92 percent and all models come curtain airbags, front and driver airbags, ISOFIX and ABS and brake distribution to avoid the in the first place.


Despite having on the block since 2009, the Yeti is still happy to on newcomers such as the Mazda Forget the brand’s dubious reputation (it has been owned by VW for 20 years now) and look the opinion-splitting looks and you’ll the Yeti is not only one of the most talented junior SUVs but one of the most talented cars for full stop. Practical, off road and fun to drive on it, the Yeti every bit of success it receives.

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