Skoda Yeti SUV

The Skoda Yeti competes with cars including the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008 and Kia Sportage. It offers a combination of hatchback-like styling, the option to spec four-wheel drive, and a versatile cabin that means the Yeti is excellent for family life.

The Yeti is fun to drive on road, and can also compete with normal cars in terms of frugality. Go for a four-wheel drive version and the Skoda is also surprisingly capable off-road. Inside, it has a flexible seating system that means all seats apart from the driver's seat can be removed to carry large items. Take into account Skoda's excellent record for reliability and customer care, and it's no wonder the Yeti has proved so popular here in the UK.

The model recently had an update to give it a fresher look and revised levels of equipment. However, the Yeti – which was launched in 2009 – is still starting to look old against rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, especially in terms of running costs and CO2 emissions. The Yeti now comes in top-of-the-range L&K trim, which costs £10,000 more than the basic model, but comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, climate control and a panoramic sunroof.  

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