Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 5th Report
25 August 2010
Author: Hugh Hunston
|Category:|| lower medium crossover|
|P11D price:|| £15,820|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
Attention to detail or lack of it is important in any long-term relationship with a car.
In the Yeti's favour, it features a cleverly concealed volumetric alarm isolator. So, temperatures and small window openings permitting, dogs can be locked briefly in the Skoda and it will allow canine movement without alarming themselves or passing pedestrians. However, in the minus column the handbrake's positioning, too close in front of the central console storage bin, results in tiresomely awkward arm-twisting on and off manipulation of the lever in urban stop-start conditions.
|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|