Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 3rd Report
16 July 2010
Author: Hugh Hunston
|Category:|| lower medium crossover|
|P11D price:|| £15,820|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
Our conspicuous red Yeti has played its part in a minor domestic makeover by transporting significant amounts of redundant furniture to the local tip.
Fortunately, the less than intuitive operation of the rear seats' folding mechanisms is offset by a combination of a high, square roof and low loading area that swallows an impressive amount of newly designated junk.
Curiously, the heavier the load the more settled the normally fidgety ride quality becomes. Fuel consumption, meanwhile, has crept up to 41mpg, even if the optimistic computer claims 42mpg.
|Skoda Yeti 1.2 FSI petrol SE five-door, 6-speed manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£13,990-£22,640|
|CO2 (tax) ||149g/km/18%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£47/£95|
|Service interval||variable 10,000-20,000mls |
or 1-2 years
|Boot space (min/max)||416/1580 litres |
(1760 litres rear seats removed)
|Engine size/power||1197cc/106PS (105hp)|
|Why we’re running it||Can Yeti extend Skoda’s footprint |
and challenge Nissan’s Qashqai?
|Positive:||Smooth and refined |
1.2 FSI petrol engine
|Negative:||Unsettled ride quality|