Diesel Yetis outnumber petrol versions by more than two to one; search hard and you’ll find the odd example available for under £12,000. The chances are it’ll be a 1.2 TSI, although there’s the occasional high-mileage 2.0 TDI in there, too. Most Yetis are priced at £13,000+, but if you want one of the frugal 1.6 TDI GreenLine cars, you’ll need to spend at least £15,500. An extra £1,000 buys a 60-plate Yeti 1.4 TSI, while the 1.8 TSI engine starts at £15,000, for a 59-plate. You’ll pay a £1,300-£2,000 premium for a 4x4, depending on the car’s age.
All Yetis come with variable servicing, which means the car tells you when maintenance is due, depending on how it’s been driven. The maximum allowed between garage visits is two years or 20,000 miles, but it can be less. A minor service costs £167 (£193 if the pollen filter needs replacing) while a major service (every three visits) costs £266. The brake fluid has to be renewed every two years, at a cost of £55, while 4x4 Yetis will need fresh transmission oil every three years, costing £60. On top of this, all Yetis (apart from ones with the 1.2 TSI petrol engine) need a new cambelt every four years or 111,000-130,000 miles (depending on the engine). You can expect to pay around £515 to get this job done.
|Model||Insurance group||Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Annual road tax|
|1.2 TSI fwd||9 to 10||44mpg||149g/km||£135|
|1.4 TSI fwd||12 to 13||41mpg||159g/km||£170|
|1.8 TSI fwd||17 to 18||35mpg||189g/km||£250|
|1.6 TDI 105 fwd||12||61mpg||119g/km||£30|
|2.0 TDI 110 fwd||11 to 12||52mpg||140g/km||£120|
|2.0 TDI 110 4x4||11 to 13||46mpg||159g/km||£170|
|2.0 TDI 140 4x4||16||47mpg||157g/km||£170|
|2.0 TDI 170 4x4||16 to 19||47mpg||155g/km||£170|