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

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 18 Jun 2020

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

     


    Skoda Rapid vs Maruti Baleno

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

    RAPID VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    Sigma

    ₹5.64

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    Delta

    ₹6.45

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Zeta

    ₹7.01

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    Delta Hybrid

    ₹7.33

    Style

    ₹11.49

    Alpha

    ₹7.64

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    Zeta Hybrid

    ₹7.90

    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 Baleno petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.64 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.90 lakh.

    RAPID VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    Delta

    ₹7.77

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    Zeta

    ₹8.33

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    Alpha

    ₹8.96

    Style

    ₹12.99

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    -

    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 Baleno starts at Rs. 7.77 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol automatic is Rs. 1.32 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    Rapid 2020 vs Baleno 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 Baleno measures 3995mm in length, 1745mm in width and 1510mm in height. The wheelbase of Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 2520mm and it has a boot space of 339 litres.

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    RAPID VS BALENO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Length (mm)

    4413

    418

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1699

    46

    1745

    Height (mm)

    1466

    44

    1510

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    32

    2520

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    121

    339

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    2

    170

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    18

    37

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    -

    185/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    -

    195/55 R16

    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Baleno by 418mm.
    • The Baleno is wider than the Rapid by 46mm.
    • The Baleno is taller than the Rapid by 44mm.
    • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the Baleno; by 32mm.
    • The Rapid has 121 litres more boot space than the Baleno.
    • The Baleno has 2mm more ground clearance than the Rapid.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Rapid is a larger car than the Baleno. So, it will have a better road presence than the Baleno.

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

    RAPID VS BALENO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.2 L Hybrid Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    1197 cc

    1197 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.97kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    23.87kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.24kmpl

    19.56kmpl

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    Rapid Petrol vs Baleno 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.

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    Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.2 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 83PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol manual has a mileage of 21.01kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 19.56kmpl.

    Baleno also gets a 1.2L hybrid petrol engine that makes 90PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 23.87kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

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

    Rapid 2020 vs Baleno 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

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

    Notable top features of Baleno 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Coloured TFT multi-information display
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple Carplay & Android Auto
    • Auto AC
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Tilt & telescopic steering
    • Push button start w/ smart key
    • Auto headlamps
    • Leather wrapped steering wheel
    • UV cut window glass
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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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