Used Skoda Yeti 09-17

Used Skoda Yeti 2009-2017 review

Alternatives

(2009 - 2017)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Skoda Yeti estate?

If you’re looking for a compact SUV that’s good to drive and has a comfortable ride, then take a look at the Suzuki Vitara. All its engines offer excellent fuel economy, too, thanks in part to the car’s low weight compared with rivals. Its interior is a noticeable step down in plushness compared to the Skoda Yeti, though – the Vitara is full of hard plastic surfaces.

The Nissan Qashqai has a well-made interior that feels quite classy – especially the facelifted version – and offers SUV-fanciers the raised ride height they desire. It doesn’t offer much more interior space than a traditional family hatchback, however, and you pay for its raised suspension and comfortable ride with a fair bit of roll through the corners.

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a little bigger than the Yeti and its low-speed ride is equally stiff, but its interior is finished with nicer materials. You do have to pay extra for the privilege of ownership, though.

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Verdict

The Yeti is Skoda’s answer to the small SUV craze and it’s a stylish and practical alternative to a hatchback, even if its ride and refinement are poor

  • Fun to drive for an SUV
  • Spacious cabin
  • Some efficient versions
  • Too much wind and road noise
  • Ride is jittery on poor surfaces
  • Removable rear seats are fiddly