2020 Skoda Rapid vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Skoda Rapid vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

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

 

2020 Skoda Rapid vs Ford EcoSport

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

RAPID VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Skoda Rapid

Ford EcoSport

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Rider

₹7.49

Ambiente

₹8.18

Rider Plus

₹7.99

Trend

₹8.98

Ambition

₹9.99

Titanium

₹9.77

ONYX

₹10.19

Titanium+

₹10.67

Style

₹11.49

Thunder

₹10.67

Monte Carlo

₹11.79

S

₹11.22


Skoda Rapid’s prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Ford EcoSport petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.18 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.22 lakh.

RAPID VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Skoda Rapid

Ford EcoSport

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

-

-

Titanium

₹10.67

-

-

Titanium+

₹11.57

For the petrol automatic powertrain, Ford EcoSport starts from Rs. 10.67 lakh. Skoda Rapid is currently not available with petrol automatic powertrain. Despite the higher tax applicable on the Rapid, it has a big advantage in terms of starting price but the top variants of the two cars cost about the same.

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

Skoda Rapid is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2552mm. The Skoda Rapid has a boot space of 460 litres. The Ford EcoSport measures 3998mm in length, 1765mm in width and 1647mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford EcoSport is 2519mm and it has a boot space of 352 litres.

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RAPID VS ECOSPORT | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Skoda Rapid

Difference

Ford EcoSport

Length (mm)

4413

415

3998

Width (mm)

1699

66

1765

Height (mm)

1466

181

1647

Wheelbase (mm)

2552

33

2519

Boot Space (litre)

460

108

352

Ground Clearance(mm)

168

32

200

Fuel Tank (litre)

55

3

52

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

185/60 R15

-

195/65 R15

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

195/55 R16

-

215/60 R16

Dimension Review

  • The Rapid is longer than the EcoSport by 415mm.
  • The EcoSport is wider than the Rapid by 66mm.
  • The EcoSport is taller than the Rapid by 181mm.
  • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the EcoSport; by 33mm.
  • The Rapid has 108 litres more boot space than the EcoSport.
  • The EcoSport has 32mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.

In terms of dimensions, the EcoSport is a slightly larger car compared to the Rapid. Although it is a lot shorter than the Rapid, the EcoSport is a bit wider and much taller than the Rapid. So, it will have a better road presence than the Rapid. The EcoSport’s better ground will also help it better deal with broken roads.

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

RAPID VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Skoda Rapid

Ford EcoSport

Engine Type

Turbo Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1.0L

1.5L

Cylinder

3

3

Maximum Power

110PS @ 5000 - 5250rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

Peak Torque

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.97kmpl

15.9kmpl

Automatic Transmission

-

6-speed torque converter

Automatic FE

-

14.7kmpl

Rapid Petrol vs EcoSport Petrol

Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0L turbo petrol 3-cylinder engine, which 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.

Also Read - Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol vs Ford Freestyle 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

Ford EcoSport gets a 1.5L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 122PS of maximum power and 149Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Ford EcoSport petrol manual has a mileage of 15.9kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 14.7kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The EcoSport has a more powerful engine than the Rapid.
  • The Rapids engine produces way more torque than the EcoSports.
  • The Rapid petrol manual is also more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport manual.
  • Not only does the Rapid have far better torque and torque to weight ratio than the EcoSport, but it also delivers that torque at lower RPMs to help with drivability.
  • The Rapid will offer far better in-gear acceleration and drivability than the EcoSport, which has more power but it comes high in the rev range at 6500rpm.

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

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
  • Front and rear armrests

Notable top features of EcoSport 2020 are:

  • HID Xenon Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRLs
  • Electric Sunroof
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System w/ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 6 Airbags
  • Auto AC
  • Auto-Dimming IRVM
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Front and rear armrests
  • Auto Wipers
  • Keyless Entry w/ Push Button Start/Stop
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Is the Skoda Rapid better than the Ford EcoSport?

Price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Ford EcoSport is Rs. 8.18 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Rapid has a much lower starting price even though it has a bigger tax component in the ex-showroom price. The top variants, though, cost about the same.

In terms of dimensions, the EcoSport has a slightly wider and much taller body, which gives it a better road presence than the Rapid, which is a long and low-slung sedan.

Also Read - 2021 Rapid Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency

For petrol manual powertrain, Rapids engine offers far more torque and at low RPMs too. So, the Rapid will have far better drivability than the EcoSport. It’s also quite a bit more fuel-efficient than the larger Ford EcoSport.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

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.

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