The Skoda Yeti was one of the original small family SUVs, and it's still an appealing car. Skoda's combination of a wide, tall body and proven engines and gearboxes has made the Yeti a practical, dependable option that can also be economical to run, providing you pick the right version.
And yet, competition for the Yeti is now much fiercer than it once was. In recent years the small SUV market has exploded, and these are now the cars of choice for growing families and weekend explorers alike. Cars in this class have to be economical in the city, spacious enough for families, and feature enough equipment to keep both the driver and passengers entertained.
While the Yeti is starting to feel dated in a few areas, though, it still has a lot on its side. Skoda has always represented value for money, and the company is famed for producing practical cars. The Yeti would seem to have both of those bases covered, so it's easy to see why it's a fairly common sight on UK roads. For those wanting the practicality of an SUV but the driveway footprint of a hatchback, it's a logical step up.
So, does the Skoda Yeti still perform well next to the more modern competition, and will it be as kind to your wallet as we'd like? Read on to find out.