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    Skoda Rapid 2020 Turbo Petrol vs Honda City 1-5 Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 28 May 2020

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

     


    Skoda Rapid 2020 vs Honda City 2020

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

    RAPID vs CITY | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Honda City

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    SV

    ₹9.91

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    V

    ₹10.66

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    VX

    ₹11.82

    Style

    ₹11.49

    ZX

    ₹13.01

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11.79

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    Skoda Rapid’s prices start from Rs. 7.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.79 lakh for turbo-petrol-manual powertrain. On the other hand, Honda City petrol-manual starts from Rs. 9.91 lakh and goes up to Rs. 13.01 lakh. Skoda Rapid has a lower starting price.

    Rapid 2020 vs City 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 Honda City measures 4440mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1495mm in height. The wheelbase of Honda City is 2600mm and it has a boot space of 510 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 CITY | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Honda City

    Length (mm)

    4413

    27

    4440

    Width (mm)

    1699

    4

    1695

    Height (mm)

    1466

    29

    1495

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    48

    2600

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    50

    510

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    3

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    15

    40


    Dimension Review

    • City is longer than Rapid by 27mm.
    • Rapid is wider than City by 4mm.
    • City is taller than Rapid by 29mm.
    • City has a longer wheelbase than Rapid; by 48mm.
    • City has 50 litres more boot space than Rapid.
    • Rapid has 3mm more ground clearance than City.

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

    Rapid 2020 vs City 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One Has Better Performance?

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

    RAPID 2020 vs CITY | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Honda City

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    119PS @ 6600rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    145Nm @ 4600rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    17.4kmpl


    Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol Manual vs City 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0L turbocharged 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.

    Honda City gets a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 119PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 17.4kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Powertrain Review

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

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    Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to City's engine. 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 City 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    RAPID vs CITY | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Honda City

    Projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs

    LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs

    Auto headlamps

    Sunroof

    R16 alloy wheels

    R16 alloy wheels

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Cruise Control

    Side & Curtain Airbags


    Top 5 features of Rapid are projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs, auto headlamps, R16 alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and cruise control. Top 5 features of City are LED headlamps w/ LED DRLs, sunroof, R16 alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and side & curtain airbags.

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Honda City Petrol?

    The price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Honda City is Rs. 9.91 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Skoda Rapid is lower. So it is more affordable.

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

    For the petrol-manual powertrain, Rapid's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to City'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

    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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