Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 8th Report
29 October 2010
Author: Hugh Hunston
|Category:|| lower medium crossover|
|P11D price:|| £15,820|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
After 3200 miles, our two-wheel-drive 1.2 TSi petrol Skoda Yeti's fuel consumption remains, at 39.0mpg, stubbornly 5mpg adrift of the ambitious official combined figure.
This prompts periodic envy over the 2.0-litre diesel counterpart's 50mpg-ish capability, which computes to 143 more miles' range. But what the petrol engine, with five horsepower less, lacks in frugality it makes up for in smoothness. Plus it's £1300 cheaper than the oil burner, although the diesel registers 9g/km lower on the CO2 front, which still puts it two BIK bands higher than our car.
|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:||Cavernous loading bay |
minus rear seats
|Negative:||Removing seats threatens hernia|