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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 | 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

    Rider Plus

    ₹7.99

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6.77

    Ambition

    ₹9.99

    Highline Plus TSI

    ₹8.02

    ONYX

    ₹10.19

    -

    -

    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 VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Skoda Rapid

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Rider Plus

    ₹9.49

    Highline Plus TSI

    ₹9.13

    Ambition

    ₹11.29

    -

    -

    ONYX

    ₹11.49

    -

    -

    Style

    ₹12.99

    -

    -

    Monte Carlo

    ₹13.29

    -

    -

    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Skoda Rapid prices start from Rs. 9.49 lakh. Skoda Rapid petrol automatic is Rs. 1.3 - 1.5 lakh more expensive than the manual. Volkswagen Polo starts at Rs. 9.13 lakh. Volkswagen Polo petrol automatic is Rs. 1.1 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    Rapid 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Skoda Rapid is 4413mm long, 1699mm wide and 1466mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2552mm. The Skoda Rapid has a boot space of 460 litres. The Volkswagen Polo measures 3971mm in length, 1682mm in width and 1469mm in height. The wheelbase of Volkswagen Polo is 2469mm and it has a boot space of 280 litres.

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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

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/60 R15

    -

    175/70 R14

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    -

    195/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The Rapid is longer than the Polo by 442mm.
    • The Rapid is wider than the Polo by 17mm.
    • The Polo is taller than the Rapid by 3mm.
    • The Rapid has a longer wheelbase than the Polo; by 83mm.
    • The Rapid has 180 litres more boot space than the Polo.
    • The Rapid has 3mm more ground clearance than the Polo.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Rapid is a larger car than the Polo. So, it will have a better road presence than the Polo.

    Rapid 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    RAPID VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Skoda Rapid

    Volkswagen Polo

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    999 cc

    999 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.97kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    17.75kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.24kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    -

    Rapid Petrol vs Polo Petrol

    Skoda Rapid 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Skoda Rapid petrol manual has a mileage of 18.97kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 16.24kmpl.

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

    Volkswagen Polo 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Polo petrol manual has a mileage of 18.24kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 18.24kmpl.

    The Polo also gets a 1.0 L 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 76PS of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 17.75kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Rapid and the Polo turbo have identical power output and they’re both more powerful than the Polo non-turbo.
    • The Rapid and the Polo have identical torque output and they both have more torque than the Polo non-turbo.
    • The Rapid petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Polo.
    • The Polo turbo has a slightly better torque-to-weight ratio than the Rapid petrol. So, it will offer better drivability.

    Rapid 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Rapid 2020 are:

    • Halogen Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Front side airbags
    • Rear AC vents
    • Cruise control
    • Auto AC
    • Anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring
    • Front amber glow illumination
    • Steering mounted controls

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

    Notable top features of Polo 2020 are:

    • Dual beam headlamps w/ cornering lights
    • Auto dimming IRVM
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Rear AC vents
    • Leather wrapped steering & gear-shift knob
    • Auto AC
    • Auto rain sensing wipers
    • Electrically foldable ORVMs
    • Steering mounted controls

    Is Skoda Rapid Turbo Petrol Better Than Volkswagen Polo Petrol?

    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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    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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