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Car Wars Wednesdays: Citroen C4 Cactus vs Skoda Yeti

February 25, 2015

Prepare yourselves! It’s time for another edition of Car Wars Wednesday – this week, the mighty Skoda Yeti goes head to head with the not-so-spiky Citroen C4 Cactus, and it’s a battle not to be missed. You might already have some preconceptions about these two cars, but allow us to play devil’s advocate.

If you’ve already picked a winner in your mind, skip the review and check if our car loan options can help you out.

Citroen Cactus Finance

Original image by M 93

Design

Although often likened to a Nissan Qashai, the Skoda Yeti steers away from the norm and boasts sturdy 4×4 styling. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, the Yeti will help you do just that. Despite seemingly following the lead of the Nissan Juke, the Citroen C4 Cactus opts for comfort and an aesthetically appealing interior, with two screens replacing a dashboard of buttons. Points go to the Yeti for the courage to be bold.

Features

While the Cactus has done away with unnecessary add-ons, it’s retained many of its beloved family car features – including hill start assist, a reversing camera and cruise control. For extra safety, the Cactus comes with six airbags, child locks for the rear doors and tyre pressure monitors. The boxy design of the Skoda has continued with the Yeti, and brought with it more space – the Yeti boasts plenty of leg and headroom, as well as a 416 litre boot for maximum storage. Modifications inside the vehicle are minimal, with a new steering wheel being a noticeable change. This one has to go to the Cactus based on equipment levels alone.

Performance & Handling

The higher driving position gives the Yeti an advantage over its rivals. Although great for off road driving, you will experience wind/road noise in the Yeti – so generally speaking, it’s more suited to everyday driving on town roads. But the Yeti’s range of punchy and characterful engines means it’s a thrill to drive every time. Unlike the Yeti, the Citroen C4 Cactus has a low driving position, but don’t let that deter you. While a reliable car for any journey, the Cactus is more at home on the open road – with its 109bhp 1.2L turbo petrol engine making an ideal companion for these longer journeys. Unlike its prickly name, the Cactus delivers a smooth drive every time – but thanks to its commanding view of the road and impressive performance, we’re going with the Yeti.

Skoda Yeti

Original image by Robert Basic

The verdict: this was a tough one and certainly difficult to call but we’re going to have to give this one to the Skoda Yeti. Striking design and a superior ride make it an ideal companion whatever the weather.

If you’re ready to climb inside a Skoda Yeti of your own, we can help with that. Here at the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re specialists in Skoda Yeti finance and can help you get the car you want at a rate you can afford. Or if you’ve got your eye on our runner-up, head on over to our dedicated Citroen finance page to get started.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.