Skoda Yeti

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How much does the Skoda Yeti cost to run?

The 1.2L petrol is the most economical Skoda Yeti to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Skoda Yeti 1.2L petrol costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 51 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 15, which is lower than the Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2L petrol, but higher than the Nissan Qashqai 1.2L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.8L petrol
mpg39.8 - 51.441.535.3
emissions128 - 165159189
tax£125.00 - £200.00£200.00£300.00
insuranceGroup 9 - 16Group 12 - 13Group 17 - 22

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Skoda Yeti: How big is the boot?

The Skoda Yeti has an above average boot space (416 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Skoda Yeti easy to park?

The Skoda Yeti is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Citroen C4 Cactus.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4222m long it gives you reasonable 578mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Skoda Yeti has the best performance?

The fastest Skoda Yeti from 0-60, is the 1.8L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 250 lbs/ft torque and 152 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.4 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X1 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Skoda Yeti to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.8L petrol
zeroTo6210.7 - 1210.58.4
bhp105 - 110122152 - 160

What size caravan or trailer, can the Skoda Yeti tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Skoda Yeti 1.8L petrol which has 250 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.