The Skoda Yeti arrived on the scene in 2009 as the Czech manufacturer’s first crossover vehicle. It certainly stood out, thanks to its chunky looks as much as its name. The Yeti proved a worthy competitor against the Nissan Qashqai, which had been previously been the only game in town in this segment. Its combination of charm, practicality and value helped it hold its own against newer entrants to the class over the following eight years. Skoda replaced it with the Karoq in 2017, but there are still plenty out there on the used market.
Check out the Skoda Yeti model page to learn more and explore available cars.
What we think about the Skoda Yeti
The Skoda Yeti is a likeable and down-to-earth family car that can also handle a bit of rough-road action.
Fun to drive
Plenty of personality
Reasonable running costs
Safety features are quite basic
Lack of space in the boot
Can develop problems with oil consumption
The Yeti comes as either a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. It got a makeover in 2017, with updates to both the styling and the engine range. The first generation was available in four trim levels: E, S, SE and Elegance. The 2014 split the Yeti into two variants – the sleek city-focused Yeti and the rugged Yeti Outdoor. Core trims were cut to two: SE Drive and SE L Drive.
Our verdict of the Skoda Yeti
4 / 5 Gumtree rating
The Skoda Yeti is a great all-round family SUV that combines practicality, value and great handling with a touch of rugged adventure.