The best marks for safety for the Škoda Yeti: in the new, toughened crash test performed by Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), Škoda’s compact SUV has achieved the highest rating – five stars.
The Yeti’s top-class safety test results include those of a “whiplash test”, a new category established this year to assess the stability of the seats and the degree of protection of the occupants from cervical spine injuries in rear impacts. “Škoda has shown that it provides an equal degree of protection for passengers of all sizes, sitting in various positions (in all seats),” says the Euro NCAP assessment report.
Škoda engineers have put great emphasis on active safety in developing the Škoda Yeti. As required by Euro NCAP, the passenger airbag indicator light comes on when the airbag is deactivated. Upon starting the vehicle, an “Airbag On” display informs the driver that the airbag is activated. As a standard part of the vehicle’s equipment, the Škoda Yeti is fitted with the ISOFIX system for mounting child seats onto rear seats.
Besides occupant protection (especially child protection), pedestrian protection parameters are excellent, too. In this connection, the car has received the maximum number of points for the bumpers.