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

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 14 Aug 2020

    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 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)

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    Titanium

    ₹10.67

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    Titanium+

    ₹11.57

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    -

    -

    Style

    ₹12.99

    -

    -

    Monte Carlo

    ₹13.29

    -

    -


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Skoda Rapid prices start from Rs. 9.49 lakh. Skoda Rapid petrol automatic is Rs. 150,000 more expensive than the manual. Ford EcoSport starts at Rs. 10.67 lakh. Ford EcoSport petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual.

    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.

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

    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

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    1496 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000 - 5500rpm

    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

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic FE

    16.24kmpl

    14.7kmpl

    Rapid Petrol vs EcoSport Petrol

    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.

    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 Rapid's engine produces way more torque than the EcoSport's.
    • 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

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

    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
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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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