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    Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol vs 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 11 Jun 2020

    Which petrol car is better: Skoda Rapid or Maruti Suzuki Dzire? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car offers better value for money.

     


    Rapid vs Dzire

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

    RAPID VS DZIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    LXI

    ₹5.89

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    VXI

    ₹6.79

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    ZXI

    ₹7.48

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    ZXI+

    ₹8.28

    Style

    ₹11.49

    -

    -

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    -

    -

    Skoda Rapid prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire hybrid petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.28 lakh.

    RAPID VS DZIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    VXI

    ₹7.32

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    ZXI

    ₹8.01

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    ZXI+

    ₹8.81

    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. 1.3 - 1.5 lakh more expensive than the manual. Maruti Suzuki Dzire starts at Rs. 7.32 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol automatic is Rs. 52,500 more expensive than the manual.

    Rapid 2020 vs Dzire 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 Maruti Suzuki Dzire measures 3995mm in length, 1735mm in width and 1515mm in height. The wheelbase of Maruti Suzuki Dzire is 2450mm and it has a boot space of 378 litres.

    Also read - Which Variant Of 2020 Skoda Rapid Turbo BS6 Is The Most Value For Money?

    RAPID VS DZIRE | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Length (mm)

    4413

    418

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1699

    36

    1735

    Height (mm)

    1466

    49

    1515

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    102

    2450

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    82

    378

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    2

    170

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    18

    37

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    -

    165/80 R14

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    -

    185/65 R15

    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Dzire by 418mm.
    • The Dzire is wider than the Rapid by 36mm.
    • The Dzire is taller than the Rapid by 49mm.
    • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the Dzire; by 102mm.
    • The Rapid has 82 litres more boot space than the Dzire.
    • The Dzire has 2mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Rapid is a larger car than the Dzire. So, it will have a better road presence than the Dzire.

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

    RAPID VS DZIRE | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Hybrid Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    1197 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.97kmpl

    23.26kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    5-speed AMT

    Automatic FE

    16.24kmpl

    24.12kmpl

    Rapid Petrol vs Dzire 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 2020 vs Competition | Price, Engine & Dimension Comparison

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire 1.2 L, 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine makes 90PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol manual has a mileage of 23.26kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 24.12kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Rapid has a more powerful petrol engine than the Dzire.
    • The Rapid's petrol engine produces more torque than the Dzire.
    • The Dzire 1.2 L hybrid petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Rapid.
    • The Rapid petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Dzire. So, it will offer better driveability.

    Rapid 2020 vs Dzire 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    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

    Notable top features of Dzire 2020 are:

    • Idle Start/Stop
    • Rear AC Vents
    • Rear Center Armrest
    • Engine Push Start Button
    • Automatic AC
    • 7-inch Touchscreen
    • 15-inch Alloy Wheels
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • LED Projector Headlamps
    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • Auto Headlamps

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol?

    Price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Dzire is Rs. 5.89 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Maruti Suzuki Dzire is lower. So it is more affordable.

    Read Also - Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol Is The Best Value For Money?

    The Rider variant of the Rapid is so aggressively priced that it’s comparable with the Dzire ZXI variant. However, in the Rapid Rider variant, there aren’t many exclusive features, which aren’t available in the Dzire ZXI. The unique features of the Dzire ZXI, which aren’t available in the Rapid’s base variant are:

    • Touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Keyless entry with push-button start-stop

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

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

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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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