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    2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0L Petrol vs Maruti Ciaz 1.5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 27 May 2020

    Which petrol compact sedan is better: Skoda Rapid or Maruti Suzuki Ciaz? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    Skoda Rapid 2020 vs Maruti Ciaz 2020

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

    RAPID VS CIAZ | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    Sigma

    ₹8.32

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Delta

    ₹8.94

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    Zeta

    ₹9.71

    Style

    ₹11.49

    Alpha

    ₹9.98

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    S

    ₹10.09

     

    Skoda Rapid’s prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh for the petrol-manual powertrain. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol-manual prices start from Rs. 8.32 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.09 lakh. Skoda Rapid has a lower starting price.

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

    Skoda Rapid is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2552mm. It has a boot space of 460 litres. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz measures 4490mm in length, 1730mm in width and 1485mm in height. The wheelbase of Ciaz is 2650mm and it has a boot space of 510 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

    RAPID vs CIAZ | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Length (mm)

    4413

    77

    4490

    Width (mm)

    1699

    31

    1730

    Height (mm)

    1466

    19

    1485

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    98

    2650

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    50

    510

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    2

    170

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    12

    43


    Dimension Review

    • Ciaz is longer than Rapid by 77mm.
    • Ciaz is wider than Rapid by 31mm.
    • Ciaz is taller than Rapid by 19mm.
    • Ciaz has a longer wheelbase than Rapid; by 98mm.
    • Ciaz has 50 litres more boot space than Rapid.
    • Ciaz has 2mm more ground clearance than Rapid.

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    In terms of dimensions, Ciaz occupies a larger area compared to Rapid. So, if size is a measure of road presence for you, then Ciaz is a better car than Rapid.

    Rapid 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One Has Better Performance?

    The detailed comparison of Rapid and Ciaz Petrol powertrains is as follows:

    RAPID vs CIAZ | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    20.65kmpl

     

    Rapid 1.0L Petrol Manual vs Ciaz 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0L turbo petrol engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 18.97kmpl.

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 20.65kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

    • Rapid has a more powerful engine than Ciaz.
    • Rapid's engine produces more torque than Ciaz's.
    • Ciaz petrol-manual is more fuel-efficient than the Rapid.

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    Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Ciaz's engine. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Ciaz will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    Rapid 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    RAPID VS CIAZ | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRLs

    LED Headlamps w/ LED DRLs

    Automatic Headlamps

    Automatic Headlamps

    R16 Alloy Wheels

    R16 Alloy Wheels

    8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    7-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Cruise control

    Auto-dimming IRVM


    Top 5 features of Rapid are projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs, auto headlamps, R16 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and cruise control. Top 5 features of Ciaz are LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs, automatic headlamps, R16 alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and auto-dimming IRVM.

    Is Skoda Rapid Petrol Better Than Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Petrol?

    The price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is Rs. 8.32 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Skoda Rapid is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, Ciaz occupies a larger area compared to the Rapid. So, if size is a measure of road presence for you, then Ciaz is a better car than Rapid.

    For the petrol-manual powertrain, Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Ciaz's engine. If you're looking for a car with a low running cost then Ciaz will be better since its engine is more fuel efficient.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi



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