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.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||116p||£995 - £1,507 *|
|Diesel||118p||£838 - £1,248 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing 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 - £280
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
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.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0 TDi Diesel||115 g/km (Min)||£30 - £135|
|1.8 TSI Petrol||189 g/km (Max)||£280|
The Yeti uses engines and components which have been well proven in other Volkswagen Group products. As a result it's very reliable and robust, while Skoda performs very well in customer satisfaction surveys. Recalls are also very rare.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|