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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

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    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

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    VXI

    ₹6.79

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    ZXI

    ₹7.48

    Style

    ₹11.49

    ZXI+

    ₹8.28

    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, Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.28 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a lower starting price.

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    Skoda Rapid is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2552mm. The Skoda Rapid has a boot space of 460 litres. On the other hand, 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.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

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    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

     

    Dimension Review

    • Rapid is longer than Dzire by 418mm.
    • Dzire is wider than Rapid by 36mm.
    • Dzire is taller than Rapid by 49mm.
    • Rapid has a longer wheelbase than Dzire; by 102mm.
    • Rapid has 82 litres more boot space than Dzire.
    • Dzire has 2mm more ground clearance than Rapid.

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

    Rapid 2020 Vs Dzire 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One Has Better Performance?

    The detailed comparison of Rapid and Dzire Petrol powertrains is as follows:

    RAPID VS DZIRE | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Hybrid Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000 - 5250rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    23.26kmpl

     

    Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol Manual Vs Dzire 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0L turbo petrol engine, which makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 18.97kmpl.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets a 1.2L 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 23.26kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

    • Rapid has a more powerful engine than Dzire.
    • Rapid's engine produces more torque than Dzire's.
    • Dzire petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Rapid manual.

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    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 low running cost, then Dzire will be better since its engine is significantly more fuel-efficient.

    Rapid 2020 Vs Dzire 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    RAPID VS DZIRE | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Halogen projector headlamp w/ LED DRL

    Idle Start/Stop

    Auto AC

    LED Projector headlamps and LED DRLs

    R16 alloy wheels

    7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Engine Push Start Button

    Cruise control

    Cruise control

     

    Top notable features of Rapid are halogen projector headlamp w/ LED DRL, Auto headlamps, R16 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, front and rear armrests and Cruise control. Top features of Dzire are, cruise control, Idle Start/Stop, Rear AC Vents, touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Rear Center Armrest, Engine Push Start Button, LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs and Automatic AC.

    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.

    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

    Also Read - 2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0L Petrol vs Maruti Ciaz 1.5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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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