Skoda Yeti review - more fun than you might expect - Skoda Yeti design

An unlikely evo car, this Skoda crossover is both capable and surprisingly fun

Evo rating
from £17,210
  • Entertaining drive, masses of space, rugged good looks
  • Four-wheel drive models relatively expensive to run, basic entry-level spec

Unashamedly functional, the Yeti is a pleasingly tough looker - even in its standard form. Adding the (no cost) Outdoor option only enhances that, giving it a more rugged look. It looks as tall as it is wide and long, so the Yeti is a boxy looker compared to its numerous rivals, but we don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. Monte Carlo models are attractive too, though we can't help feel the Yeti lost a little of its character when it swapped the old dual-headlamp setup (with large driving lights) for the corporate face and square headlamps.

Inside, it’s all similarly functional, the Yeti not pandering to fashion, being simple and clear to use, which is likely to appeal to its intended audience. That boxy shape makes for a large cabin, while Skoda’s clever seating and plentiful stowage only add to its appeal for family buyers. We can’t help but think how good a vRS model could be though; if Skoda built one we’d happily have it back on the Fast Fleet.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Most Popular


New BMW M3 Touring confirmed - yes, we said M3 Touring

Sixth generation M3 to offer Touring body for the first time to rival RS4 and C63 estate
12 Aug 2020
Audi S3

2020 Audi S3 Sportback and S3 saloon revealed – the four-wheel drive Golf GTI

Audi’s next S3 Sportback follows a well-trodden path, filling a gap it once defined
11 Aug 2020

Aston Martin DBX review - the first performance SUV to deliver on its promise

Aston Martin's first SUV is more than a good SUV, the DBX is the best car the British firm makes
10 Aug 2020
Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo revealed – sober-dressed BMW M5 rival finally arrives

Some seven years after the launch of its executive saloon, Maserati has given it a V8 – with 572bhp
10 Aug 2020