Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 10th Report
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 10th Report

Date: 06 December 2010   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

Boot and headroom
Category: lower medium crossover
P11D price: £15,820
Key rival: Nissan Qashqai

Having taken four years nurturing the Yeti from wacky concept to fairly radical production reality last year, Skoda's interior designers have made the Yeti's interior a civilised place to travel.

A restrained, sober dark grey interior, with regulation anodised metal strips across the dashboard, incorporates plenty of well-placed storage places including a handy flip-up fascia-mounted cubby hole.

Meanwhile, more than generous headroom allows the discretionary wearing of top hats. Genuine off-roading owners with 4x4 variants, arguably almost as rare as the 'real' Yeti, would benefit from not clattering their heads off such a high ceiling when indulging in shake, rattle and roll rough terrain adventures. The Yeti provides front and rear grab handles for those infrequent occasions.

Also, a 10.3m turning circle has been a boon on metropolitan streets, although power folding mirrors would help.

The Yeti has redeemed itself on the economy front, partially through adroit use of cruise control on a return journey from Oxfordshire to south Wales. We registered 46mpg during that 420-mile spell, nudging the average to not far short of 40mpg.

Skoda Yeti 1.2 FSI petrol SE five-door, 6-speed manual
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price£15,820
Model price range£13,990-£22,640
CO2 (tax) 149g/km/18%
BIK 20/40% per month£47/£95
Service intervalvariable 10,000-20,000mls
or 1-2 years
Insurancegroup 10E
Boot space (min/max)416/1580 litres
(1760 litres rear seats removed)
Engine size/power1197cc/106PS (105hp)
Top speed/0-62mph109mph/11.8secs
Why we’re running itCan Yeti extend Skoda’s
footprint and challenge
Nissan’s Qashqai?
Positive:Improved long
inter-city economy
Negative:No auto-folding mirrors
for a wide vehicle