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

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 11 Jun 2020

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

     


    Skoda Rapid vs Tata Nexon

    Rapid 2020 Vs Nexon 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    RAPID VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Tata Nexon

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    XE

    ₹6.95

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    XM

    ₹7.70

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    XZ

    ₹8.70

    Style

    ₹11.49

    XZ+

    ₹9.50

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹9.70

     -

    XZ+(S)

    ₹10.10

     -

    XZ+(S) Dual Tone

    ₹10.30

     -

    XZ+(O)

    ₹10.40

    XZ+(O) Dual Tone

    ₹10.60

     

    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, Tata Nexon petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.95 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.60 lakh. Tata Nexon has a lower starting price.

    Rapid 2020 Vs Nexon 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    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 Tata Nexon measures 3993mm in length, 1811mm in width and 1606mm in height. The wheelbase of Tata Nexon is 2498mm and it has a boot space of 350 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.

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

    RAPID VS NEXON | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Tata Nexon

    Length (mm)

    4413

    420

    3993

    Width (mm)

    1699

    112

    1811

    Height (mm)

    1466

    140

    1606

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    54

    2498

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    110

    350

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    41

    209

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    11

    44

     

    Dimension Review

    • Rapid is longer than Nexon by 420mm.
    • Nexon is wider than Rapid by 112mm.
    • Nexon is taller than Rapid by 140mm.
    • Rapid has a longer wheelbase than Nexon; by 54mm.
    • Rapid has 110 litres more boot space than Nexon.
    • Nexon has 41mm more ground clearance than Rapid.

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 2020 vs Toyota Yaris - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    In terms of dimensions, Rapid occupies a larger area compared to Nexon. But, the Nexon's height gives it a better road presence. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then Nexon is a better car than Rapid.

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

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

    RAPID VS NEXON | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Tata Nexon

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    120PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    17kmpl

     

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

    Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0L turbo petrol engine that 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.

    Tata Nexon gets a 1.2L petrol engine that makes 120PS of maximum power and 170Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 17kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

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

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

    Rapid's engine offers a little bit more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Nexon's engine. However, the difference should be barely noticeable as they’re both pretty close in terms of torque output. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Rapid will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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

    RAPID VS NEXON | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Tata Nexon

    Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL

    Projector Headlamps w/ tri-arrow DRLs

    Auto headlamps

    Electric Sunroof w/ Tilt Function

    R16 alloy wheels

    R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    7-inch Floating Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Cruise control

    Automatic Climate Control

     

    Top 5 features of Rapid are Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL, Auto headlamps, R16 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Cruise control. Top 5 features of Nexon are Projector Headlamps w/ tri-arrow DRLs, Electric Sunroof w/ Tilt Function, R16 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, 7-inch Floating Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Automatic Climate Control.

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Tata Nexon Petrol?

    Price of base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Tata Nexon is Rs. 6.95 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Tata Nexon is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, Rapid occupies a larger area compared to Nexon. But the Nexon is much taller, which gives it a better road presence. If the size is a measure of road presence for you, then Nexon is a better option for you than Rapid.

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 2020 vs Competition | Price, Engine & Dimension Comparison

    For petrol manual powertrain, Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Nexon's engine.  However, the difference between the two cars’ torque is so little, that it’s difficult to notice. 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

    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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