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Cartrade Editorial Team Cartrade Editorial Team Monday 29 Jun 2015, 11:16 AM

The premium urban SUVs/Crossovers are in huge demand globally, due to their sedan-like drivability and SUV like space. And that is the reason why such vehicles are huge hit among family car buyers. In India too, this segment is growing; and we have cars like Skoda Yeti and Honda CR-V in this segment. Here’s our brief comparison between these two cars.

Styling - Exterior and Interior

Honda Cars India launched the current generation CR-V SUV in 2007, which is bold in looks. The new CRV is sportier than the previous model. The front fascia gets an aggressive chrome grille and the sweptback headlamps with integrated HID headlamps and washer. Its dual-tone body coloured and black grey theme looks sporty, while the massive wheel arches add to its dynamic stance. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rear gets triangle shaped quarter glass and new 3D tail lamp design that enhances the sporty character. On the inside, the SUV gets stylish and spacious cabin. The material quality is top-notch, while the gear lever is mounted on the dashboard with silver surrounds. The dashboard gets 6.1-inch touchscreen display that shows navigation, Bluetooth streaming, telephone, etc. The vehicle gets huge seats that offer comfortable seating. The driver's seat gets 8-way adjustable function. It is equipped with dual zone air conditioner with automatic climate control, good quality audio system with CD/DVD, USB, iPod and Bluetooth, paddle shifters, etc.

Skoda Yeti Vs Honda CR-V
Skoda Yeti Vs Honda CR-V
 

The Skoda Yeti flaunts the company's new corporate look. The front grille is directly lifted from Superb, while the bumpers are now more sculpted. It features new bi-xenon headlamps with daytime running lamps and new fog lamps. At the rear, the SUV gets aggressive bumper and LED tail lamps. The vehicle also gets new roof rails in three different shades- black, Silver and White. On the inside, the Yeti features three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel sourced from the new Octavia. Feature list include cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, keyless entry and start, electrically adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and leather wrapped steering wheel.

Engine Specification

The Skoda Yeti is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that offers two states of tunes - 110PS and 140PS. The 110PS motor is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels of the car. On the other hand, the powerful unit is coupled to a six-speed shifter that sends the power to all-4 wheels of the SUV.

Skoda Yeti Vs Honda CR-V
Skoda Yeti Vs Honda CR-V
 

The Honda CR-V SUV is available in two petrol engines- 2.0-litre i-VTEC and 2.4-litre i-VTEC. The former is capable of producing 154bhp and 190Nm of torque, the later produces 187bhp and 226Nm of torque. The 2.0L motor is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and an automatic gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels. On the other hand, the 2.4L motor is coupled to a six-speed auto gearbox which sends the power to all-4 wheels of the SUV.

Verdict

Well, Skoda Yeti is a diesel-engined car which offers high mileage and good city traffic handling. On the other hand, the CR-V is a petrol driven car that offers high performance and spacious cabin. If you are looking to buy a spacious SUV with powerful engine that offers high performance than CR-V is the right product to drive home.