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    Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol vs Ford Aspire 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 02 Jul 2020

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

     


    Skoda rapid vs Ford Aspire

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

    RAPID VS ASPIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Ford Aspire

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    Ambiente

    ₹6.09

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    Trend

    ₹6.69

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Titanium

    ₹7.19

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    Titanium+

    ₹7.54

    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. On the other hand, Ford Aspire petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.10 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.54 lakh. Ford Aspire has a lower starting price. Prices of the top variant of the Aspire and the base Rider variant of the Rapid are comparable.

    RAPID VS ASPIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Skoda Rapid

    Ford Aspire

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    -

    -

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    -

    -

    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. 1.3 - 1.5 lakh more expensive than the manual. Ford Aspire is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

    Rapid 2020 vs Aspire 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 Aspire measures 3995mm in length, 1704mm in width and 1525mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford Aspire is 2490mm and it has a boot space of 359 litres.

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    RAPID VS ASPIRE | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Ford Aspire

    Length (mm)

    4413

    418

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1699

    5

    1704

    Height (mm)

    1466

    59

    1525

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    62

    2490

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    101

    359

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    6

    174

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    13

    42

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    -

    175/65 R14

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    -

    195/55 R15

    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Aspire by 418mm.
    • The Aspire is wider than the Rapid by 5mm.
    • The Aspire is taller than the Rapid by 59mm.
    • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the Aspire; by 62mm.
    • The Rapid has 101 litres more boot space than the Aspire.
    • The Aspire has 6mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Rapid is a larger car than the Aspire. So, it will have a better road presence than the Aspire.

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

    RAPID VS ASPIRE | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Ford Aspire

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    1194 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.97kmpl

    18.5kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.24kmpl

    -

    Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol Vs Aspire 1.2L 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 Tata Tigor 1-2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Ford Aspire 1.2 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 96PS of maximum power and 119Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 18.5kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

    • The Rapid has a more powerful petrol engine than the Aspire.
    • The Rapid's petrol engine produces more torque than the Aspire's.
    • The Rapid 1.0 l turbo petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Aspire.
    • The Rapid's petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Aspire. So, it will offer better driveability compared to the Aspire.

    Rapid 2020 vs Aspire 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 Aspire 2020 are:

    • Side & curtain airbags
    • Auto AC
    • 15-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ navigation
    • Steering mounted controls
    • Front fog lamps
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Reverse parking camera
    • Push button start w/ smart key
    • Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs
    • Rear defogger

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Ford Aspire Petrol?

    Price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Ford Aspire is Rs. 6.10 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Ford Aspire is lower. So it is more affordable.

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 1-0L Turbo vs Tata Altroz 1-2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    The Rider variant of the Rapid is so aggressively priced that it’s comparable with the Aspire Titanium+ variant. In the Rapid Rider variant, there is one feature worth mentioning; Rear AC vents, which is not available in the Aspire Titanium+. The unique features of the Aspire Titanium+ which aren’t available in the Rapid’s base variant are:

    • Touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Alloy wheels
    • Side and curtain airbags
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Keyless entry with push-button start-stop
    • Electrically foldable ORVMs
    • Height adjustable driver seat

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

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    For petrol manual powertrain, Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Aspire's engine. If you're looking for a car with a low running cost then Rapid 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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