Cars America Missed Out On: Skoda Yeti


One of the best all-around crossovers is forbidden fruit in the US of A.

Yes, Skoda as a brand is not even sold in the US. Fortunately, most of its lineup consists of rebadged VWs. Those you can buy anywhere. Yet there’s still one specific Skoda that’s currently for sale that we’d love to have seen available in the US. The Skoda Yeti, as any Top Gear fan will know, holds a special place in Jeremy Clarkson’s heart. He even had a helicopter land on one. While it may not look like all that much from the outside, the Yeti is a compact crossover that’s related to the VW Tiguan.

Unlike the latter, the Yeti is sold for bargain shoppers; you get a lot in a small package. It’s offered with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines (depending on the market) and offers plenty of interior space for both people and cargo. Even all-wheel-drive is available. Heck, even a six-speed manual is available, along with automatic and dual-clutch gearboxes. All told, Skoda has sold well over 100,000 Yetis since it debuted in 2009. It is, without question, the best all-around Skoda out there. In fact, it may be one of the best all-around cars on the market today.

You Might Also Like
5 Luxury Carmakers That Are Racing To Smash Tesla
5 Luxury Carmakers That Are Racing To Smash Tesla
10 Rarest Porsches Ever Made
10 Rarest Porsches Ever Made
Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.