Looking for the UK’s best used car, track down a Skoda Yeti. That is the verdict of Auto Express, which has just published the findings of its annual Driver Power Used Car survey in the UK.
Produced using information, ratings and opinions supplied by owners, the poll gave the Yeti an incredible 91.63 per cent approval rating among owners. The second-generation Superb also tops the family car category.
The survey asked owners of vehicles built more than a year ago to rate their cars in nine different categories, from MPG and running costs to exterior design. Owners were also grilled on the reliability of their cars, along with the driving experience, design and infotainment systems. Once the scores for all categories were combined, the Yeti was named as the overall winner.
Commenting on the Yeti’s remarkable performance, Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express said from practicality to comfort, the Yeti clearly had unbeatable appeal among owners.
“You’d expect the top-rated used car in Driver Power to pick up high rankings in all areas, and the Skoda Yeti delivers. Nobody knows a car better than an owner, and those with Yetis on their driveways have told us that they’re the happiest with their choice."
In addition to scoring their vehicles, owners were also asked to provide an overall verdict. One happy owner, John Stephenson from Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, said: “I love everything about it. It’s very punchy thanks to the 170bhp engine and it’s also entertaining to drive.”
The Yeti was also named as the best car in the entire survey for interior and comfort - seeing off competition from a number of premium and luxury carmakers. The Czech SUV also scored very highly in other key categories including practicality and space, plus reliability and build quality.
Not to be outdone by its SUV sibling, the second-generation Superb also scored highly. Thanks to an owner approval rating of 90.36 per cent, the Superb (built between 2008 and 2015 ) finished fourth overall and was the highest-ranked family car in the entire poll.
The latest Driver Power Used Car survey result comes just weeks after the latest versions of the Superb and Yeti topped the magazine’s new car survey. In addition to taking first and second positions in the overall New Car of the Year ranking, the duo also took top honours in their respective segment categories. In total, Skoda was awarded 10 gold, silver and bronze awards.