Skoda Yeti Review

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Skoda Yeti Review

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There are four trim levels available for the Skoda Yeti: E, S, SE and Elegance with prices ranging from £13,775 to £22,170, which is very reasonable.

There are four trim levels available for the Skoda Yeti: E, S, SE and Elegance with prices ranging from £13,775 to £22,170, which is very reasonable. Furthermore, Skoda is keen to point out the benefits of moving up a grade in comparison to adding extras. For example, The difference between the Skoda Yeti E and S is £500 but you get £915-worth of extra equipment; the difference between the S and SE is £1,400 with added equipment valued at £2,175 and the SE to Elegance is a difference of £1,950 but includes £3,005 of extra goodies.

So, what do you get? Here is a quick run-down. Choosing the Skoda Yeti E gets you 16-inch steel wheels, front side and curtain airbags, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, powered front windows, halogen headlights, a rake-and reach-adjustable steering wheel a single radio/CD player, height adjustment for both front seats, manual air-conditioning and the Varioflex seating.

The Extra items that the S has to offer are 16-inch alloys, a driver's knee airbag, front fog-lights, powered rear windows plus a comprehensive ESP system for the 4x4 versions and an optional extra for the others.

The SE gains 17-inch alloys, secondary audio controls on a leather-clad steering wheel, with matching gear-lever and parking brake handle, acoustic rear parking sensors, four extra speaker in the rear of the cabin for the audio system, cruise control, dual-zone air-con, headlight washers, sunset privacy glass and a maxi-dot trip computer set between the instrument dials. The display also comes in handy for the optional parking assistant, which is a hands-free Do It Itself system.

The Skoda Yeti Elegance also boasts stylish 17-inch alloys, audio and telephone controls appear on the steering wheel, there are bi-xenon headlights with cornering control, front fogs with cornering control, lumbar supports for the front seats, Hill Hold Control, automatic wipers and washers, Bluetooth is pre-installed and for the 4x4 versions, an off-road button, which I’ll come back to.

The absence of a 4x4 system means that the 2WD Skoda Yeti can use smaller engines. So we have a 1.2 TSI (105bhp), the same unit mated to the 7-speed DSG transmission and a 2.0 TDI CR 110bhp, diesel. All Yeti engines are turbocharged and all but the DSG, drive the wheels through a 5- or 6-speed manual 'box.

The 4WD Skoda Yetis gain the choice of a 1.8 TSI 160bhp unit or the 2.0-litre diesel with outputs of 110-, 140, and 170bhp. People familiar with VAG products will notice that the nomenclature reads TDI CR and not TDI PD; this is because the previous Pumpe Duse system has been replaced by quieter, cleaner and more efficient Common Rail units.

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Skoda Yeti Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSkoda Yeti SE 2.0 TDI CR
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourCandy White
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.9 Seconds
Top Speed 118 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.7 mpg
Extra Urban53.3 mpg
Combined46.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group6
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 25/03/10)£19,825

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