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Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 6th Report

Date: 13 September 2010   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

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

Minus the seats the Yeti boasts van-like stowage potential of 1760 litres, but removing the chairs is neither intuitive nor the work of a moment or two.

Skoda's packaging engineers could observe and learn from the Ford S-max's and Galaxy's easily operated flipping and folding mechanisms.

In mitigation, the Yeti's variable rear-seat format deserves praise, with the potential for accommodating a single rear passenger and a bike, or a large amount of worldly goods.

The smooth 105hp 1.2-litre petrol TSI is up to the load-lugging task, but requires higher revs and staying in lower gears longer. This, combined with an indecently early morning dash to Bristol airport from Oxfordshire, contributed to consumption tumbling to as low as 33.0mpg, tugging the average down to 39.1mpg. That included over 500 miles to, around and back from south Wales where the predominantly motorway routine generated 37.6mpg. Perhaps astute use of M-way cruise control can delay stops at pumps in future?

Skoda Yeti 1.2 FSI petrol SE five-door, 6-speed manual
Mileage2862 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:Cavernous loading bay
minus rear seats
Negative:Removing seats threatens hernia