For Thanks to various fuel-saving measures, the Skoda Yeti 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Greenline II averages an impressive 61.4mpg and emits just 119g/km CO2. The lowered ride height hasn’t made the Yeti’s jiggly ride significantly worse, and SE models are well equipped.
Against The Greenline’s long gearing means it isn’t as much fun to drive as other Yetis, and it does cost significantly more to buy than the equally powerful 1.2 TSI petrol version.
Your bank manager will tell you the Skoda Yeti 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Greenline II is the most sensible engine in the Yeti line-up – particularly if you’re a company car driver. Stick with the entry-level S model, though, and save yourself some cash.
The 1.2-litre turbo petrol is the pick of the range because it’s a lively performer, attractively priced and affordable to run. However, it can’t be combined with four-wheel drive – you’ll need a 1.8-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre diesel if you plan to head off-road. Of these, the basic 2.0 TDI is our pick, because it’s reasonably gutsy and the only one that’s available with more affordable trims.
Company car drivers will be best off choosing the 1.6 TDI Greenline II, because its low emissions put it in the 18% band for Benefit in Kind tax.
Entry-level models have most of what you want, including air-con, electric front windows and a CD player. We'd upgrade to S trim, though – you get alloys, front foglights and powered rear windows.
Next up is SE, which provides dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and a CD changer with touchscreen controls. Range-topping Elegance cars have an off-road mode, leather upholstery, rain-sensing wipers and xenon headlamps.
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