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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
Price
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.

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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.

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