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

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 05 Oct 2020

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

     


    2020 Kia Sonet vs Skoda Rapid

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

    SONET VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE 1.2

    ₹6.71

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    HTK 1.2

    ₹7.59

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    HTK+ 1.2

    ₹8.45

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    HTK+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹9.49

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    HTX Turbo ACMT

    ₹9.99

    Style

    ₹11.49

    HTX+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹11.65

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    GTX+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹11.99

    -

    -


    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh for the 1.2L normal petrol engine and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for turbo petrol with auto-clutch manual powertrain. The Skoda Rapid turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh.

    Also read - 2020 Kia Sonet vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    SONET VS RAPID | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    Skoda Rapid

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+ Turbo

    ₹10.49

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    GTX+ Turbo

    ₹12.89

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    -

    -

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    -

    -

    Style

    ₹12.99

    -

    -

    Monte Carlo

    ₹13.29


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 10.49 lakh. Kia Sonet turbo petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 - 1.0 lakh 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.

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

    Kia Sonet is 3995mm long, 1790mm wide and 1647mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2500mm. The Kia Sonet has a boot space of 392 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.

    Also Read - Detailed Analysis - Sonet 1.0L Turbo Petrol vs Diesel - Should You Buy The Kia Sonet Diesel?

    SONET VS RAPID | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Sonet

    Difference

    Skoda Rapid

    Length (mm)

    3995

    418

    4413

    Width (mm)

    1790

    91

    1699

    Height (mm)

    1647

    181

    1466

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    52

    2552

    Boot Space (litre)

    392

    68

    460

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    37

    168

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    45

    10

    55

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/65 R15

    -

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    195/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Sonet by 418mm.
    • The Sonet is wider than the Rapid by 91mm.
    • The Sonet is taller than the Rapid by 181mm.
    • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the Sonet; by 52mm.
    • The Rapid has 68 litres more boot space than the Sonet.
    • The Sonet has 37mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Sonet is slightly bigger than the Rapid. So, it is likely to offer a marginally better road presence than the Skoda Rapid.

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

    SONET VS RAPID | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    Skoda Rapid

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    999 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7- speed DCT

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic FE

    18.3kmpl

    -

    16.24kmpl


    Sonet Petrol vs Rapid Petrol

    Kia Sonet 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 120PS of maximum power and 172Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed auto-clutch manual and a 7- speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Sonet petrol manual has a mileage of 18.2kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.3kmpl.

    Also read - Detailed Analysis - Sonet 1.2 Petrol vs Diesel - Should You Buy The Kia Sonet Diesel?

    The Sonet also gets a 1.2 L petrol engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 115Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 18.4kmpl.

    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 Rapid is more powerful than the Sonet 1.2L but less powerful than the Sonet turbo.
    • The Rapid’s turbo petrol engine produces more torque than either of the Sonet's petrol engines.
    • The Rapid turbo petrol MT is more fuel efficient than all of the Sonet’s petrol engine transmission combinations. The Rapid petrol automatic is the least fuel efficient option in this comparison.
    • The Rapid turbo petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet petrol. So, it will offer better drivability compared to the Sonet turbo and 1.2L petrol.

    Sonet 2020 vs Rapid 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Sonet 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • 6 airbags
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vent & air purifier
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Ventilated seats
    • Wireless phone charger w/ cooling vent
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    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
    • Front side airbags
    • Rear AC vents
    • Cruise control
    • 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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