Is the Skoda Yeti a 4x4
The Skoda Yeti is undoubtedly one of the Czech manufacturer’s greatest accomplishments. Between 2009 and 2017, the model garnered widespread plaudits collecting an array of awards and being named Top Gear Magazine’s Family Car of the Year. Nearly a decade a later, and despite being replaced in 2017 by the Skoda Karoq, it remains one of the most popular models in the used Skoda range.
But while there is no doubting the car’s quality and appeal, you may be wondering whether it can truly be classified as a 4x4. Here’s all you need to know.
4x4 Practicality That Drives Like A Car
The Skoda Yeti was arguably the first genuine competitor to the Nissan Qashqai, and the compact SUV certainly has the look of a small 4x4. The spacious cabin can fit five passengers with ease while a boot capacity of 1,760 litres is ideal for modern families that like to explore and take on adventures.
An engine line-up that includes 1.2l and 1.8l turbocharged TSI petrol engines, as well as 1.6l and 2l diesel engines offers great flexibility, allowing buyers to find an option that is best suited to their needs. The Yeti range is rapid and powerful even when choosing the small capacity engines while still running quietly.
In addition to feeling quite rapid for a 4x4 (0-62mph at 11.6secs on the 2017 2.0 TDI for example) the steering is fluid through corners. This does bring a car-like feel without losing the fact that it is a small crossover SUV. In fact, this can be very appealing for those that want the 4x4 without the driving demands of handling a bigger vehicle.
A Compact SUV At Great Value
The Skoda Yeti doesn’t quite offer the capabilities that some 4x4s offer in harsh winds or extreme terrains, it is still far more capable than a standard car. However, the running costs are somewhat closer to the average family car, which is great news for any driver.
The 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel gets 55.4mpg while road tax on Yetis is £140 per annum. Meanwhile, the estimated servicing costs range from £150 to £300, which isn’t bad either. Prices do fluctuate depending on the engine and year of the used Skoda model. However, most will come in comfortable under £20,000 while early releases can be under half that figure.
The Skoda Yeti is a 4x4, but you can think of it as a compact SUV that offers an entry-level approach to 4x4 driving. If you desire the practicality of a 4x4 without necessarily needing to take on the harshest driving conditions (don’t worry it can still handle hills and most off-road terrains), this is a fantastic option.
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Whether you classify the Skoda Yeti as a 4x4 or not, it is a fantastic option for your next family car. Sinclair ŠKODA are the premier Skoda franchise in South Wales, so why not book a test drive at our Swansea showroom today?
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