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Skoda Yeti 1.4tsi 4X4 L&K 2015 review


Overall towcar rating

****


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Key information

  • Transmission: Manual
  • Year of manufacture: 2015
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Engine size: 1.4litres
  • Solo fuel economy: 36 miles per gallon
  • Towing fuel economy: 26 miles per gallon
  • Kerb weight: 1471 kg
  • Nose weight: 80 kg
  • Body type: SUV

Towcar summary

What's good?

Very refined and quiet car which is quite a sporty drive considering it's an SUV.

What's bad?

Small boot. Fuel consumption.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Towing performance *****

How well does it tow?

Tows very well up to the legal limit. Very secure and without drama.

Solo performance *****

What's it like without the caravan?

Very nice car to drive and as ours is the L&K it have loads of kit including panoramic roof and heated front screen.

Reliability *****

Anything to look out for?

Rates highly for reliability our is so far faultless.

Practicality ****

Is it easy to live with?

Only drawback is the size of the boot.

Buying experience ****

Did you buy it new or used?

New

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Good puchasing experience.

 

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4 Comments

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eastcoaster
Aug 25 2016 06:37 am

I have the 2 ltr CDI 4x4 yeti ,which I am very pleased with. our mpg is 55mpg daily runs, and 32 towing.

I did find the towing mpg went up 7mpg when I did not use 6th gear

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Steamdrivenandy
Apr 28 2017 03:24 pm

Both current Yeti reviews suggest the boot is smalI. I beg to differ.

 

The Yeti is 4.2m long and has a boot that's 416/1750

The Juke is 3ins shorter and only has 207/1189

The Vitara is 2ins shorter but has 375/710

The Qashquai is 6ins longer and manages just 430/1585

The Sportage is 10ins longer and has 503/1492

The Kuga is 11ins longer and has 406/1603

The CX3 is 2ins longer and has 350/1197.

 

So the slightly shorter Juke has less than half the normal bootspace of a Yeti and the slightly longer Vitara and CX3 have smaller boots. Obviously compared to a Disco or X5 the Yeti's boot is small, but those cars are more than 2ft longer. I don't think you'll find a larger boot in a 4.2m length, or shorter, car. 

My ASX has exactly the same boot space with the seats up, though it is considerably longer, all of 7cm.

 

+ a shed load of standard items (including 5 years warranty) that are extras on the Yeti, and put the price some £7,000.

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Steamdrivenandy
Apr 28 2017 08:59 pm

My ASX has exactly the same boot space with the seats up, though it is considerably longer, all of 7cm.

 

+ a shed load of standard items (including 5 years warranty) that are extras on the Yeti, and put the price some £7,000.

 

You're right the ASX is 3ins longer and has exactly the same size boot with the rear seats upright and providing the Yeti isn't fitted with the optional spacesaver spare, when it only has 322 litres. With the rear seats rolled up the Yeti has 1580 litres (1485 with spare) and with rear seats removed 1760 litres (1665 with spare). Those latter figures should be compared to the 1193 litres of the ASX.

 

The 2 litre 150PS 4X4 SE L Drive Auto run out model Yeti lists at £27,195 with leather, satnav, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats etc as standard plus another £300 for a reversing camera. Oh and an umbrella clipped under the front passenger seat, a hi vis vest under the driver's seat and an LED rechargeable torch in the boot, among other things. It can be purchased for a discounted £22,900 or so, until Sunday when orders close on this generation Yeti.

 

The 2.2 litre 150PS 4X4 '4' trim Automatic ASX appears to have a very similar spec., lists at £26,204 and Drive the Deal can do it at £21,493.