Skoda Yeti Road Test

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Skoda Yeti Review

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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.

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What We Liked
  • The exterior styling
  • Practicality
  • Performance
  • 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 Melanie Carter
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Skoda Yeti Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSkoda Yeti Monte Carlo
Body Type5-door SUV
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph8.4 Seconds
Top Speed 125 mph
Transmission6-Speed Manual
Fuel TypeDiesel
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)149 g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban39.8 mpg
Extra Urban57.7 mpg
Combined49.6 mpg
Insurance Group23
Euro NCAP Rating5-stars (when tested in 2009)
Warranty3 Years / 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 31/03/15)£24,390 as tested

The information contained within this Skoda Yeti review may have changed since publication on the 31 March 2015. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Skoda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. © 2018