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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 – 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 easily get a washing machine in the back.

The Yeti's boxy shape and large windows gave it an airy feel, and 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

Prices are still being finalised, but Skoda officials have suggested that the Karoq will be available for slightly less than the Yeti when sales begin late this year. Given that the Yeti currently costs from £17,770, there's a good chance that the Karoq will significantly undercut its biggest rivals, the Nissan Qashqai (which costs from £18,955) and the Seat Ateca (£18,150).

PCP finance deals and running costs should also be competitive, and the Karoq is likely to be cheaper to run than an equivalent Yeti thanks to its superior fuel economy and lower emissions.

Read more about the Skoda Karoq >

Read our full Skoda Yeti review >


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