New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti

The new Skoda Karoq has the tough task of replacing the hugely popular Yeti. So, how do these two SUVs compare?

Words BySteve Huntingford

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New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti – interior and equipment

Like the exterior, the interior of the Karoq takes its inspiration from the bigger Kodiaq, with the dashboard design showcasing the minimalist, logical style that we’ve come to expect from Skoda.

Where the Karoq differs is in the fact it's available with a Configurable Instrument Panel that replaces the traditional instruments with a digital display. This lets you choose from four specific layouts, ranging from Classic, which shows your revs, speed and location, to Reduced, which only displays key information such as speed and remaining fuel range.

This all contributes to a noticeable step up in perceived quality, even though the Yeti was far from poor in this area.

New Skoda Karoq vs Skoda Yeti – infotainment

Like the Yeti, all Karoqs come with an infotainment touchscreen, but buyers are now able to choose from 6.5, 8.0 and 9.2in screens. The latter is similar to the one fitted to the latest Volkswagen Golf. It's as easy to navigate as it is quick to respond, although the new gesture control technology (which activates features in response to hand movements) is a bit clunky.

Instead, the biggest advancement over the system in the Yeti is the fact that the new car features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

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