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.