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Used test: Dacia Duster vs Skoda Yeti verdict

Rugged SUVs often cost a hefty amount to buy, but not if you go for one of these two. But which of them is the better car?...

Used test: Dacia Duster vs Skoda Yeti

Our verdict

In regards to interior styling and tech, both the Dacia Duster and Skoda Yeti show their age.

However, even by today's standards, the Yeti holds up in a few key ways the Duster fails to, namely the driving experience – the Yeti's is far sharper and it's a more refined car. 

When you throw in its added practicality, better fuel economy and longer kit list, you realise that not only are you getting the objectively superior product, but you're getting even more for your £7000. The Yeti is our winner here. 

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1st – Skoda Yeti

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For More practical interior; better infotainment; good road manners; quieter 
Against Firmer ride; slightly more expensive to insure; slightly worse brand reliability

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – Dacia Duster

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For Punchy engine; slightly quicker; roomy interior and decent boot space
Against Lots of body roll; vague steering; poor safety; cheap-feeling interior

What Car? rating 2 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Dacia Duster 1.2 TCe 125 4x4 Lauréate

Engine 4cyl, 1197cc, turbo, petrol
Power 124bhp 
Torque 151lb ft 
Gearbox Six-speed manual
0-60mph 10.4sec
Top speed 110mph
Official fuel economy 44.1mpg
CO2 emissions 145g/km

Specifications: Skoda Yeti 1.2 TSI 110 SE

Engine 4cyl, 1197cc, turbo, petrol
Power 109bhp 
Torque 129lb ft 
Gearbox Six-speed manual
0-60mph 11.1sec
Top speed 111mph
Official fuel economy 51.4mpg
CO2 emissions 128g/km

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