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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

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Delta

    ₹6.45

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    Zeta

    ₹7.01

    Style

    ₹11.49

    Delta Hybrid

    ₹7.33

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

    Alpha

    ₹7.64

     -

    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. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.64 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.90 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a lower starting price.

    Rapid 2020 Vs Baleno 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 litre. On the other hand, 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.

    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 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

     

    Dimension Review

    • Rapid is longer than Baleno by 418mm.
    • Baleno is wider than Rapid by 46mm.
    • Baleno is taller than Rapid by 44mm.
    • Rapid has a longer wheelbase than Baleno; by 32mm.
    • Rapid has 121 litre more boot space than Baleno.
    • Baleno has 2mm more ground clearance than Rapid.

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

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

    The detailed comparison of Rapid and Baleno petrol powertrains is as follows:

    RAPID VS BALENO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hybrid

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    23.87kmpl

     

    Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol Manual Vs Baleno 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. 

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno gets a 1.2L petrol engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 21.01kmpl.

    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 Manual Engine Review

    • Rapid has a more powerful engine than Baleno and it has way more torque as well. So, the drivability and performance of Rapid should be considerably better than the Baleno
    • Baleno 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 Baleno's engine. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Baleno will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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

    RAPID VS BALENO | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL

    LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL

    Auto headlamps

    Coloured TFT multi-information display

    R16 alloy wheels

    R16 alloy wheels

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple Carplay & Android Auto

    Cruise control

    Auto AC

     

    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 Baleno are LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL, Coloured TFT multi-information display, R16 alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple Carplay & Android Auto and Auto AC.

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

    Price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Baleno is Rs. 5.64 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Maruti Suzuki Baleno is lower. So it is more affordable.

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

    • Touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Reverse parking camera
    • Auto dimming IRVM
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Keyless entry with push-button start-stop
    • Auto headlamps
    • LED projector headlamps with LED DRL
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • 16-inch alloy wheels

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1.5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

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

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