probably the best all round car sub £30k...
In 2009 the Skoda Yeti was tested by Euro NCAP and it scored the maximum five stars.
Scoring 92% for adult occupancy, 78% for child occupancy, 46% for pedestrian protection and 71% for safety assist.
Standard safety equipment on the Yeti includes: 7 airbags as standard including a knee bag. Tyre pressure monitoring system, Hill-hold control (DSG transmission only), alarm with interior monitoring and tilt sensor, daytime running lights, electronic engine immobiliser, ESC inc ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, MBA & DSR, front fog lights, fuel supply cut off, ISOFIX child seat fittings on outer rear seats, rear fog lights, remote central locking, tyre repair set
Our test car the Yeti Monte Carlo was fitted with cruise control and hill hold control.
Our test car was fitted with GSM II telephone preparation with Bluetooth, radio ‘Bolero’ 2 DIN with 6 CD autochanger with MP3 file compatibility the optional £390 sound system incorporating 12 loudspeakers and it was pleasant on the ear.
However, the Satellite Navigation / Infotainment system felt dated - lacking internet connectivity, smart phone integration and apps although it was easy to use.
- Honda HR-V
- Kia Sportage
- Nissan Qashqai
- Suzuki Vitara
What We Liked
- The exterior styling
- LED daytime running lights and rear lights standard on the Monte Carlo edition
What We Disliked
- The plastics are a little bit too hard
- Shallow boot
- Deep door sills hard to step over
- Lack of auto wipers on this specification
The Skoda Yeti is the antidote to the usual crossover and SUV options it is a universal, all-round family vehicle with the option of 4x4.
It is capable of the school run, the weekly recycling centre trip, taking a family of five on holiday and your dogs will be happy as the boot is a good size.
In our opinion Skoda have produced what is probably the best all round car sub £30,000.31 March 2015
Skoda Yeti Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Skoda Yeti Monte Carlo|
|Body Type||5-door SUV|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8.4 Seconds|
|Top Speed||125 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||149 g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||57.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5-stars (when tested in 2009)|
|Warranty||3 Years / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 31/03/15)||£24,390 as tested|