New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti
The Skoda Karoq has been given the tough task of replacing the hugely popular and distinctive Yeti. So, how do these two family SUVs compare?...
New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti – space and practicality
Yeti owners will be pleased to learn that Skoda's Varioflex rear seats have been carried over. These can recline, slide back and forth or be removed completely, giving the car class-leading practicality.
With the rear seats in place, boot space is on a par with the Volkswagen Tiguan. And with them removed, the Karoq in effect becomes a van; you could get a washing machine in the back.
The Yeti's boxy shape and large windows gave it an airy feel, but while the Karoq is darker inside, it has more than enough leg and head room to keep 6ft-tall passengers happy.
New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti – costs
The Karoq range starts at £20,875, up from the £17,770 that Skoda charged for its entry-level Yeti. As a result, the Karoq has a higher entry price than its biggest rivals, the Nissan Qashqai (which costs from £19,285) and Seat Ateca (£18,670), although spec-for-spec all three cars are very closely matched.
PCP finance deals and running costs are also competitive, and the Karoq should be cheaper to run than an equivalent Yeti thanks to its superior fuel economy and lower emissions.