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    Skoda Rapid Petrol vs Volkswagen Polo Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 19 Jun 2020

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

     


    Skoda Rapid vs Volkswagen Polo

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

    RAPID VS POLO | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Skoda Rapid

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider

    ₹7.49

    Trendline

    ₹5.83

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6.77

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    Highline Plus

    ₹8.02

    Style

    ₹11.49

     - -

    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, Volkswagen Polo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.83 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.02 lakh. Volkswagen Polo has a lower starting price but the base variant of the Rapid is aggressively priced and it’s cheaper than the Polo Highline Plus variant.

    Rapid 2020 Vs Polo 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 Volkswagen Polo measures 3971mm in length, 1682mm in width and 1469mm in height. The wheelbase of the Volkswagen Polo is 2469mm and it has a boot space of 280 litres. Somehow, the Polo’s wheelbase doesn’t translate into good cabin space. It’s not possible to comfortably accommodate two six-footers behind each other in the Polo. So, if you want to use the rear seats a lot, then the Rapid is a better option.

    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 POLO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Skoda Rapid

    Difference

    Volkswagen Polo

    Length (mm)

    4413

    442

    3971

    Width (mm)

    1699

    17

    1682

    Height (mm)

    1466

    3

    1469

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2552

    83

    2469

    Boot Space (litre)

    460

    180

    280

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    168

    3

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    55

    10

    45

     

    Dimension Review

    • Rapid is significantly longer than Polo by 442mm as it’s from a higher segment.
    • Rapid is wider than Polo by 17mm.
    • Polo is taller than Rapid by 3mm.
    • Rapid has a longer wheelbase than Polo; by 83mm.
    • Rapid has 180 litres more boot space than Polo.
    • Rapid has 3mm more ground clearance than Polo.

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

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

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

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

    RAPID VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Volkswagen Polo

    Volkswagen Polo

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.0L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    110PS @ 5000-5500rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    Claimed FE

    18.97kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    17.75kmpl

     

    Rapid 1.0L Turbo Petrol Manual Vs Polo 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. 

    Volkswagen Polo gets a 1.0L 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 18.24kmpl.

    Polo also gets a 1.0L MPI petrol engine that makes 76PS of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 17.75kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

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

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

    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 Polo 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    RAPID VS POLO | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Skoda Rapid

    Volkswagen Polo

    Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL

    Dual-beam headlamps w/ cornering lights

    Auto headlamps

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    R16 alloy wheels

    R16 alloy wheels

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Cruise control

    Cruise 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 Polo are Dual-beam headlamps w/ cornering lights, Auto-dimming IRVM, R16 alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Cruise control.

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Volkswagen Polo Petrol?

    Price of the base variant of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 7.49 lakh and Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Volkswagen Polo is lower. So it is more affordable.

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

    • Touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • 16-inch alloy wheels

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

    For petrol manual powertrain, both Rapid and Polo are on par. 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

    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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