It’s time for Practical Caravan’s experts to review the Škoda Yeti, which has been around a few years and is a strong all-rounder.

This car is a compact crossover whose half-pint off-roader looks aren’t just for show. It is tougher than many of its rivals, which resemble shrunken 4x4s but are really just hatchbacks with SUV-lite styling. 

Here we’re testing the Škoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 170 4×4. Our review team was expecting the Škoda to tow well whatever the weather, to have a practical and comfortable cabin, to provide ample luggage space and to keep running costs modest.