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    2020 Kia Seltos vs Skoda Rapid - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 04 Sep 2020

    Which car is better: Kia Seltos or Skoda Rapid? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Kia Seltos vs Skoda Rapid

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

    SELTOS VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    HTX

    ₹13.09

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    GTK

    ₹13.79

    Style

    ₹11.49

    GTX

    ₹15.29

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 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.

    SELTOS VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    -

    -

    GTX

    ₹16.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh. Kia Seltos automatic is Rs. 1.00 lakh more expensive than manual. Skoda Rapid is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

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

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 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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    SELTOS VS RAPID | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    Skoda Rapid

    Length (mm)

    4315

    98

    4413

    Width (mm)

    1800

    101

    1699

    Height (mm)

    1645

    179

    1466

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    58

    2552

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    27

    460

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    22

    168

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    5

    55

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    205/65 R16

    -

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R17

    -

    195/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Seltos by 98mm.
    • The Seltos is wider than the Rapid by 101mm.
    • The Seltos is taller than the Rapid by 179mm.
    • The Seltos has a longer wheelbase than the Rapid; by 58mm.
    • The Rapid has 27 litres more boot space than the Seltos.
    • The Seltos has 22mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Seltos is a larger car compared to the Rapid. So, it will have a better road presence than the Rapid.

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

    SELTOS VS RAPID | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Skoda Rapid

    Engine

    1.5 L Petrol

    1.4 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1497 cc

    1353 cc

    999 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.2kmpl

    -


    Seltos Petrol vs Rapid Petrol

    Kia Seltos 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a mileage of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl.

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    The Seltos also gets a 1.4L, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a mileage of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 16.2kmpl.

    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 transmission and has a mileage of 18.97kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Seltos has a more powerful engine than the Rapid.
    • The Rapid's engine produces more torque than the Seltos 1.5L but less than the Seltos turbo.
    • The Rapid 1.0 l turbo petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Seltos.
    • The Rapid's engine offers a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Seltos 1.5. So, it’ll offer better drivability compared.
    • The Seltos turbo has a much better torque-to-weight ratio than Rapid turbo and is the one to get for better performance and drivability.

    Seltos 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED light bar
    • Electric sunroof
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Automatic headlamps
    • Ambient mood lighting
    • Cruise control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Rear door sunshade curtain

    Notable top features of Rapid 2020 are:

    • Halogen Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Rear AC vents
    • Front side airbags
    • Auto AC
    • Anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring
    • Front amber glow illumination
    • 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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