Skoda Yeti (09 on) - Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 25 Feb 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.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Depending on which engine you go for Skoda Yeti running costs can be very low. The 1.8 TSI is probably best avoided if you want outright economy as it returns 35mpg compared to up to 61mpg in the diesels.

Insurance ratings are low with most models group 3 or 4, although the 2.0 TDI 170 and 1.8 TSI Elegance models are group 9. Skoda servicing is good value too and the dealers have an excellent reputation for looking after customers.

Buyers who cover lots of miles, or are looking to seriously cut their fuel bills, should probably consider the two-wheel drive Greenline II model. It's claimed to return an average economy of 61.4mpg.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,295 - £1,702 *

Diesel

£1,014 - £1,438 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 131p and diesel 136p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Either variable according to on board computer or fixed at 10,000 miles.

Warranty

Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £265.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

  • A
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    119
  • D
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  • F
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  • H
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  • J
    189
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

In terms of Skoda Yeti emissions this is a car that performs well, although as most models are 4x4 it means CO2 levels aren't as low as they could be.

The best model with regards to emissions is the Greenline II - it emits 119g/km of CO2, which results in cheap yearly road tax.

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