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    2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Skoda Rapid - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 21 Jul 2020

    Which C-segment sedan is better: 5th Gen Honda City or Skoda Rapid? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


    Honda City vs Skoda Rapid

    City 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    NEW CITY VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    5th Gen Honda City 2020

    2020 Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹10.90

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    VX

    ₹12.26

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

       

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

       

    Style

    ₹11.49

       

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79


    5th Gen Honda City prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Skoda Rapid turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh. Skoda Rapid has a lower starting price but the Honda City has a simpler variant lineup with just 3 options to choose from.

    NEW CITY VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Honda City

    Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.20

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    VX

    ₹13.56

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    ZX

    ₹14.45

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    -

    -

    Style

    ₹12.99

    -

    -

    Monte Carlo

    ₹13.29


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Honda City prices start from Rs. 12.20 lakh. Honda City petrol automatic is Rs. 130,000 more expensive than the manual. Skoda Rapid starts at Rs. 9.49 lakh. Skoda Rapid petrol automatic is Rs. 1.3 - 1.5 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    City 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Honda City has a boot space of 506 litres. The Skoda Rapid measures 4413mm in length, 1699mm in width and 1466mm in height. The wheelbase of Skoda Rapid is 2552mm and it has a boot space of 460 litres.

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    CITY VS RAPID | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Honda City

    Difference

    Skoda Rapid

    Length (mm)

    4549

    136

    4413

    Width (mm)

    1748

    49

    1699

    Height (mm)

    1489

    23

    1466

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    48

    2552

    Boot Space (litre)

    506

    46

    460

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    3

    168

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    15

    55

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    -

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    185/55 R16

    -

    195/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The City is longer than the Rapid by 136mm.
    • The City is wider than the Rapid by 49mm.
    • The City is taller than the Rapid by 23mm.
    • The City has a longer wheelbase than the Rapid; by 48mm.
    • The City has 46 litres more boot space than the Rapid.
    • The Rapid has 3mm more ground clearance than the City.
    • In terms of dimensions, the City is a larger car than the Rapid. So, it will have a better road presence than the Rapid.

    City 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    CITY VS RAPID | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Honda City

    Skoda Rapid

    Engine

    1.5 L Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1498 cc

    999 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    110PS @ 5000 - 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    17.8kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    6-speed TC

    Automatic FE

    18.4kmpl

    16.24kmpl


    City 1.5L Petrol vs Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol

    The new Honda City 2020 gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The 2020 Honda City petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Skoda Rapid 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Skoda Rapid petrol manual has a mileage of 18.97kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.24kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The new City has a more powerful petrol engine than the Rapid.
    • The Rapid's petrol engine produces more torque than the City's.
    • The Rapid 1.0 L turbo petrol is more fuel-efficient than the City.
    • The Rapid's petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the City. So, it will offer better driveability compared to the City.

    City 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of City 2020 are:

    • LED headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • R16 diamond cut alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Front thorax & curtain airbags
    • Lane watch camera
    • 7-inch MID screen w/ digital speedometer & tachometer
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Auto dimming IRVM
    • 3-point seatbelts for all occupants
    • Alexa-enabled voice commands
    • Telematics and internet connected features

    Also Read - 2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Notable top features of Rapid 2020 are:

    • Halogen projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • R16 alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Rear AC vents
    • Rear windshield sunshades
    • Front thorax airbags
    • Auto AC and rear AC vents
    • Front ambient lighting
    • Steering mounted controls
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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