Skoda Yeti (09 on) - Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
5
Part family hatch and part SUV, the Skoda Yeti is an unusual model. It's a similar idea to the Nissan Qashqai and combines the user-friendliness and affordability of a hatchback along with the practicality of a four-wheel drive.

3 out of 5

Buying new

Compared to similar cars like the Nissan Qashqai, the Yeti is slightly cheaper, yet still comes well equipped.

Entry-level E models have features such as air conditioning and electric front windows, although the steel wheels aren't very appealing.

It's still worth aiming for a discount though or alternatively try to get some optional extras thrown in. Skoda dealers usually have offers running, such as free trim upgrades, so it's worth taking full advantage of these.

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Depreciation

New price range

£16,715 - £27,840

1 year price range

£11,636 - £20,998

3 year price range

£8,078 - £15,461

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3.5 out of 5

Buying used

Most Yeti models are 4x4s, except the 1.2 TSI which only comes with front wheel drive. The exception is the 110bhp version of the 2.0 TDI which is available with or without four-wheel drive.

If you don't intend on covering long distances or heading off road then the 1.2 TSI is a good choice and very affordable too.

The E is pretty well equipped but it's worth aiming for an S or SE. These are the most common models and get extra features such as alloy wheels, front fog lights and rear electric windows.

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3 out of 5

Selling

The unusual styling of the Yeti will mean it's easy recognisable on the second hand market, but some buyers may not be familiar with the badge compared to older Skoda names such as Octavia and Fabia. Emphasise its large boot, family-friendly cabin and low running costs and it should sell easily.