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Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 4th Report

Date: 03 August 2010   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

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

Our Yeti is tall, and within Skoda's expanding range there is only one wider model, the Superb executive saloon.

It also has a high bonnet line, while the square-edged hindquarters make standard SE spec rear parking sensors useful in tight urban spaces.

Its take on security consciousness, meanwhile, dictates the annoying ritual of pressing the key 'plip' twice to gain access to the boot, rear hatch and front passenger's door. It's a complaint that historically goes across the entire VW Group of Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda, and can leave irritated passengers standing outside the car at a locked door while you're on the inside having 'plipped' only once, wondering why they're not getting in.

Consumption has climbed to 41.0mpg; excellent considering the elastic 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine thrives on high revs, and that the official test figure is 44.1mpg.

Skoda Yeti 1.2 FSI petrol SE five-door, 6-speed manual
Mileage1459 miles
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:Smooth and refined
1.2 FSI petrol engine
Negative:Unsettled ride quality