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June 2022 - Skoda Slavia Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Skoda Slavia petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Slavia's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Skoda Slavia with its competitors and other petrol-powered C-segment sedans like the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

Skoda Slavia

Updated: This Slavia Variants Explained article includes the buying recommendations for all 1.0L and 1.5L petrol variants based on the latest June 2022 ex-showroom prices. This article also includes the feature changes in some Skoda Slavia variants.

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Check out our first drive review of the Skoda Slavia Sedan:

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Skoda Slavia Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Skoda Slavia petrol are:

  • SUV-like 179mm ground clearance gives sedan-lovers a reason to skip SUVs or crossovers
  • D-segment size, together with the high ground clearance give it great road presence, which only the 5th gen Honda City can match
  • The 1.0L turbo petrol engine is an all-rounder and offers better drivability than a 1.5L non-turbo petrol engine because of the wider torque band with higher torque output
  • The 1.5L turbo petrol engine sets new benchmarks for a C-segment sedan with 150PS of power and 250Nm torque from a petrol engine
  • Option of manual as well as automatic transmission with both engines gives buyers enough choice to meet their needs
  • Biggest 521L boot space in its class

The Skoda Slavia petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • The base model is too basic and misses out on several must-have features like auto AC, rear AC vents, front and rear armrests, alloy wheels, cruise control and projector or LED headlamps. For reference, the Baleno offers auto AC and projector headlamps in all variants.
  • No diesel engine leaves the Verna and City as the only options for diesel sedan buyers.
  • The 1.5L turbo petrol engine carries a huge premium for performance and sets new benchmarks in terms of price for a C-segment sedan. Just a few years ago, you could buy a D-segment sedan like the Elantra or even Octavia for similar or less money.
  • The dual-clutch automatic is yet to establish its long-term reliability and for Rs. 1.60 lakh over the 1.5L manual, it also costs a lot more than the Rs. 1.0 lakh industry standard.
  • The torque converter automatic with the 1.0L engine is an old and reliable piece of technology but its fluid coupling makes it extremely inefficient in stop-and-go traffic, which is the main reason why we buy an automatic transmission.

What Is The Price Of Skoda Slavia Petrol Variants?

The 2022 Skoda Slavia is available with 4 engine-transmission combinations:

  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 6-speed manual transmission
  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 6-speed TC automatic transmission
  • 1.5L turbo petrol with 6-speed manual transmission
  • 1.5L turbo petrol with 7-speed DCT automatic transmission

The smaller 1.0L turbo petrol engine is available in 4 variants, with prices starting from Rs. 10.99 lakh for the Active manual and going up to 15.79 lakh for the Style Sunroof automatic. The 1.5L engine is only available in the top-spec Style Sunroof variant and costs Rs. 16.79 lakh with the manual and Rs. 18.39 lakh with the automatic.

SKODA SLAVIA

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Active 1.0L

Rs. 10,99,000

-

-

Ambition 1.0L

Rs. 12,69,000

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 13,89,000

Style 1.0L

Rs. 13,99,000

-

-

Style Sunroof 1.0L

Rs. 14,39,000

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 15,79,000

Style Sunroof 1.5L

Rs. 16,79,000

Rs. 1,60,000

Rs. 18,39,000

The Slavia automatic carries a premium of Rs. 1.20 lakh to Rs. 1.60 lakh over the manual variants. The larger 1.5L turbo petrol engine of the Slavia is Rs. 2.40 lakh to Rs. 2.60 lakh more expensive than comparable 1.0L turbo variants.

SKODA SLAVIA

1.0L TURBO VS 1.5L TURBO PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variant

1.0L Turbo

Difference

1.5L Turbo

Style Sunroof Manual

Rs. 14,39,000

Rs. 2,40,000

Rs. 16,79,000

Style Sunroof Auto

Rs. 15,79,000

Rs. 2,60,000

Rs. 18,39,000

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Skoda Slavia Petrol Active - Base Model Standard Features & Review

The base Active variant of the 2022 Skoda Slavia sedan only comes with the 1.0L turbo petrol-manual and costs Rs. 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The most notable features of the Slavia Active base model are:

  • All adjustable headrests
  • ESC
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillamps
  • LED cabin lights
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Remote central locking
  • Fabric seats
  • Manual AC
  • All power windows
  • All padded door armrests
  • Rear defogger
  • manual-day/night inside mirror

SKODA SLAVIA ACTIVE

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Entertainment & Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

7-inch Touchscreen

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

LED DRLs

Electronic Stability Control

Wired Apple CarPlay

Auto door lock

LED Tail Lamps

Tyre Pressure Monitoring

Wired Android Auto

Height-adjustable driver seat

15-inch Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers

ISOFIX

2x speakers

4x Padded door armrests

2x LED Cabin Lights

Traction Control

2x tweeters

Tilt and telescopic steering

Fabric seats

Multi Collision Braking

Steering-mounted controls

Power mirrors with manual folding

Body-coloured door handles

5x 3-point seatbelts

Bluetooth & USB

Illuminated boot

Body-coloured outside mirrors

Remote central locking

Front passenger vanity mirror

12V socket

Piano black inserts on dashboard

Halogen reflector headlamps

Ticket clip holder

Auto start stop

Black inside door handles

Rear defogger

Manual AC

All power windows

Chrome AC vents rings

Manual day/night inside mirror

Follow me home headlamps

Anti-glare outside mirrors

 

Rear parking sensors

4x bottle holders in doors

4x door pockets

 

Anti-theft alarm

     

The Slavia seems to offer most of the must-have features right from the base variant. However, considering the asking price of the car, we believe that you might still miss the following features in this variant:

  • Cruise control
  • Alloy wheels
  • Projector or LED headlamps
  • Rear armrest
  • Auto AC

For this price, we expect a car to have these features. So, we won’t suggest buying the base Active variant of the Skoda Slavia.

Skoda Slavia Petrol Active vs Ambition Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Slavia Ambition gets only the 1.0L turbo petrol, but you have an option of a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with this engine. The Slavia Ambition petrol-manual costs Rs. 12.69 lakh, which is Rs. 1.70 lakh more than the base model. The Ambition automatic is Rs. 1.20 lakh more expensive than the manual and costs Rs. 13.89 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ambition variant gets the following additional notable features over the base Active variant:

  • 1-inch Larger touchscreen
  • Cruise control
  • Auto AC with rear AC vents
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Ambient lighting
  • Rear armrest
  • Extra speakers
  • 4 USB ports
  • Rear camera
  • Extra horn
  • Detailed MID
  • Split rear seatback
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Front armrest with storage

SKODA SLAVIA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Active

Difference

Ambition

Petrol MT

Rs. 10,99,000

Rs. 1,70,000

Rs. 12,69,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,20,000

Petrol AT

-

-

Rs. 13,89,000

While many of the additional features are good-to-have, many are downright must-haves for a car costing about Rs. 13.0 - 14.0 lakh (ex-showroom). The only feature we think you might miss in this variant are projector or LED headlamps. Halogen reflector headlamps don’t do justice to the Slavia’s sleek design.

The upgrade from Active to Ambition is not completely value-for-money, but for a good ownership experience, we suggest you consider at least the Ambition variant. For Slavia automatic buyers, this is also the most affordable option. While the Rs. 1.20 lakh price gap for the automatic is slightly higher than we expect, it’s not too high either. So, it’s worth considering for buyers who don’t want to stretch their budget.

SKODA SLAVIA AMBITION

FEATURES OVER ACTIVE

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

Chrome on door handles

In-built Navigation

Cruise control

16-inch alloy wheels

+2x speakers

4x USB-C Ports

Leather steering wheel

+2x tweeters

Paddle Shifters (Auto only)

Ambient lighting on dashboard, door handles

Hill Start Assist

Power folding mirrors

Chrome inside door handles

Front fog lamps with chrome

One-touch down driver window

Piano black with silver accents on dashboard

Dual-tone horn

3.5-inch MID

Shark fin antenna

Rear camera

Rear armrest with cup holders

Fabric seats with different upholstery

 

Front armrest with storage

Split LED tail lamps

 

Cooled glovebox

 
 

Sunglass holder

 
 

60-40 split folding rear seatbacks

 
 

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

 

Skoda Slavia Petrol Ambition vs Style Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Style variant of the 2022 Slavia only gets the 1.0L turbo petrol engine with manual transmission. Automatic transmission is not available with this engine. It costs Rs. 13.99 lakh, which is Rs. 1.30 lakh more than the Ambition 1.0L petrol-manual. For this additional price, the Style variant gets the following extra features over the lower Ambition trim:

  • LED projector headlamps with auto function
  • Fog lamps with cornering function
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Height-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Telematics (connected car technology)
  • Wireless phone charger

SKODA SLAVIA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Ambition

Difference

Style

Petrol MT

Rs. 12,69,000

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,99,000

Difference

Rs. 1,20,000

 

-

Petrol AT

Rs. 13,89,000

-

-

For this price, we expected the Style variant to offer sunroof, which is available in the comparably-priced Honda City. Other than that, this variant seems reasonably loaded and well priced too considering the incremental price over the lower variants and the additional features. But, we’ll still suggest skipping this variant and upgrading to a higher variant.

SKODA SLAVIA STYLE

FEATURES OVER AMBITION

Safety & Functional

Style

Auto LED projector headlamps

Dual-tone centre console

Cornering lamps

16-inch machined alloy wheels

2x front side thorax airbags

Black leather upholstery

2x curtain airbags

 

Ventilated Front Seats

Chrome garnish on window and rear bumper

Telematics (MySkoda Connect)

B-pillar gloss black wrap

Wireless Phone Charger

Glossy finish on dashboard with piano black accents

Height-adjustable front passenger seat

 

Skoda Slavia Petrol Style vs Style Sunroof Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec Style Sunroof variant of the 2022 Slavia gets all 4 engine-transmission combinations. The list includes:

  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 6-speed manual
  • 1.0L turbo petrol with 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • 1.5L turbo petrol with 6-speed manual
  • 1.5L turbo petrol with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

With the 1.0L engine and a manual transmission, the Style Sunroof variant of the Slavia costs Rs. 14.39 lakh, which is Rs. 40,000 more than the Style variant. The automatic transmission adds another Rs. 1.40 lakh to the ex-showroom price as the Style Sunroof 1.0L automatic costs Rs. 15.79 lakh.

SKODA SLAVIA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Style

Difference

Style (Sunroof)

Petrol Manual

Rs. 13,99,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 14,39,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,40,000

Petrol Auto

-

-

Rs. 15,79,000

For the additional Rs. 40,000, the Style Sunroof variant adds a larger spare wheel, 8-inch full-colour LCD instrument console, auto dimming inside mirror, auto wipers and, of course, a sunroof. The jump from the Style to Style Sunroof variant is so small, that it’s completely worth it. The Style Sunroof variant offers better value for money than the Style and lower variants of the Slavia 1.0L petrol. For the automatic buyers, this price jump is a little steep over the Ambition automatic.  Moreover, the Rs. 1.40 lakh price premium over the Style Sunroof manual seems quite high. Still, the features largely offset the slightly higher price. So, if you want the Slavia manual or automatic with some feel-good features, then you should consider the Style Sunroof variant. With the 1.0L engine, the Style Sunroof is our top recommended variant for Slavia buyers.

SKODA SLAVIA STYLE SUNROOF

FEATURES OVER STYLE

Style & Entertainment

Functional

Sunroof

16-inch spare wheel

8-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster

Auto-dimming inside mirror

 

Auto front wipers

The 1.5L turbo petrol engine costs Rs. 2.40 lakh to Rs. 2.60 lakh more than the 1.0L Style Sunroof variants. In our proprietary value-calculation algorithm, the additional performance doesn’t even come close to justifying the asking price Skoda are charging for the 1.5L engine.

Besides the bragging rights, the 1.5L turbo brings with it big-car-like performance, which is not available in any C-segment sedan. From a value-for-money standpoint, considering the incremental cost over the lower variants, the upgrade to the 1.5L engine doesn’t make financial sense. You should buy this engine only if you want the higher performance and are comfortable with paying the high price.

SKODA SLAVIA

1.0L TURBO VS 1.5L TURBO PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variant

1.0L Turbo

Difference

1.5L Turbo

Style Sunroof Manual

Rs. 14,39,000

Rs. 2,40,000

Rs. 16,79,000

Style Sunroof Auto

Rs. 15,79,000

Rs. 2,60,000

Rs. 18,39,000

Which Variant Of The 2022 Skoda Slavia Petrol Should You Buy?

Among the Slavia petrol-manual variants, the Active variant seems too basic for the asking price. So, we’ll suggest compromising a little bit on value and buying the higher Ambition variant for a far better ownership experience.

If you have a bigger budget and are considering the Style variant for some good-to-have features, then we’ll suggest skipping it and jumping straight to the Style Sunroof variant. It not only offers all of Style’s features, but also offers better value for money than the Style variant. You’ll also get a much better ownership experience from the Style Sunroof variant for a nominal price jump over the Style variant. This is our top recommendation for Skoda Slavia buyers.

The 1.5L turbo petrol engine of the Skoda Slavia offers phenomenal performance for a C-segment sedan. But the asking price for this performance is so high that we can’t outright recommend this upgrade. Since the upgrade to the 1.5L petrol engine is not a value-for-money upgrade, we’ll leave the decision to upgrade in your hands. 

SKODA SLAVIA MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Active 1.0L

Rank 2

Rs. 10,99,000

Doesn’t get many must-have features. Not recommended.

Ambition 1.0L

Rank 4

Rs. 12,69,000

Not a value upgrade but suitable for budget-conscious buyers.

Style 1.0L

Rank 3

Rs. 13,99,000

Consider the Style Sunroof variant.

Style Sunroof 1.0L

Rank 1

Rs. 14,39,000

Top recommended.

Style Sunroof 1.5L

Rank 5

Rs. 16,79,000

Not a value upgrade. Buyer’s decision.

The buying recommendation for the Skoda Slavia petrol-automatic is also similar to that of the manual. The Ambition is the variant to buy if you don’t want to stretch your budget, but the Style Sunroof is our top recommendation. And finally, the Style Sunroof 1.5L is an expensive upgrade, which you should only consider if you’re comfortable with compromising on the value for money for the better performance.

SKODA SLAVIA AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Ambition 1.0L

Rank 2

Rs. 13,89,000

Suitable for budget-conscious buyers.

Style Sunroof 1.0L

Rank 1

Rs. 15,79,000

Top recommended.

Style Sunroof 1.5L

Rank 3

Rs. 18,39,000

Not a value upgrade. Buyer’s decision.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Skoda Slavia Petrol?

The 2022 Skoda Slavia comes with 2 petrol engine options - a 1.0L turbo petrol and a 1.5L turbo petrol. Both of these engines get a 6-speed manual transmission option. The smaller petrol engine also has the option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic while the larger petrol engine gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The 1.0L petrol engine is small in displacement but its power output of 115PS is on par with the segment rivals. Since it’s a turbocharged engine, its torque output of 178Nm is higher than all of the normal petrol engines even though they have larger displacements. The torque of this 1.0L engine is also available at lower RPMs and for wider rev range. So, the 1.0L turbo petrol engine will offer better drivability than 1.5L normal petrol engines of its rivals. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

The Slavia also has a larger 1.5L turbo petrol engine, which blows every other C-segment sedan out of the water with 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. The Slavia 1.5L turbo comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The mileage or fuel efficiency details of the 2022 Slavia petrol aren’t available right now. However, the Kushaq also gets the same engine and transmission options. Using those figures as the baseline, we expect the Slavia 1.0L to give around 18.0kmpl with the manual and 16.0kmpl with the automatic. Similarly, the Slavia 1.5L manual could offer around 18.0kmpl regardless of which transmission option you choose.

In this regard, the Slavia 1.5L makes good sense as it offers a mileage figure similar to the 1.0L along with better performance. However, you can’t expect the 1.5L engine to deliver high fuel mileage if you drive it aggressively. Because of its cylinder deactivation technology, the Slavia 1.5L can deliver mileage figures that are comparable to the 1.0L if you’re driving it normally while keeping torque in reserve for a quick overtake.

SKODA SLAVIA PETROL VS COMPETITORS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Slavia

New City

Old City

Verna

Ciaz

Displacement

1.5L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.0L Turbo

1.5L Hybrid

Cylinder

4

3

4

4

4

3

4

Maximum Power

150PS @ 5000rpm

115PS @ 5000rpm

121PS @ 6600rpm

119PS @ 6600rpm

115PS @ 6300rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

NA

NA

104.94PS/t

109.07PS/t

99.91PS/t

100.42PS/t

99.06PS/t

Peak Torque

250Nm @ 1500 - 3500rpm

178Nm @ 1750 - 4500rpm

145Nm @ 4300rpm

145Nm @ 4600rpm

144Nm @

4500rpm

172Nm @ 

1500 - 4000rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

NA

125.76Nm/t

132.91Nm/t

125.11Nm/t

143.93Nm/t

130.19Nm/t

Manual 

6MT

6MT

6MT

5MT

6MT

-

5MT

Manual FE

18.72kmpl

19.47kmpl

17.8kmpl

17.4kmpl

17.4kmpl

-

20.65kmpl

Automatic 

7DCT

6TC

CVT

CVT

CVT

7DCT

4AT

Auto FE

18.47kmpl

18.07kmpl

18.4kmpl

18kmpl

18.45kmpl

19.2kmpl

20.04kmpl

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Skoda Slavia?

The 2022 Skoda Slavia is a big car. It’s only 8mm shorter than the new City and is the second-longest car in the C-segment sedan space. The Slavia is the widest car in the class with the longest wheelbase and the largest boot.

If you like sedans but are buying an SUV only because you need better ground clearance, then the Slavia fits your requirement perfectly. The Slavia has a 179mm ground clearance, which is only 1mm less than that of the XUV300 and significantly better than its C-segment sedan competition. With its big dimensions and high ground clearance, the Slavia offers a road presence that no other sedan, except the new City, can match.

SKODA SLAVIA vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Slavia

New City

Old City

Verna

Ciaz

Length

4541mm

4549mm

4440mm

4440mm

4490mm

Width

1752mm

1748mm

1695mm

1729mm

1730mm

Height

1487mm

1489mm

1495mm

1475mm

1485mm

Wheelbase

2651mm

2600mm

2600mm

2600mm

2650mm

Boot Space

521L

506L

510L

465L

510L

Ground Clearance

179mm

165mm*

165mm

165mm

170mm

Fuel Tank

NA

40L

40L

45L

43L

Tyre Size (Base)

195/65 R15

185/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

185/65 R15 

Tyre Size (Top)

205/55 R16

185/55 R16

185/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

*Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Skoda Slavia?

The 2022 Slavia is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Red
  • Grey
  • Silver
  • Blue

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500-4750mm

Carens, XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D2

4750+mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

3 Comments

  1. G Gabriel Jaisingh says:
    March 14 2022 23:13:39

    Wonderful and an elaborate summary. Precise points and lot of insights on the differences between the variants. Thanks for the valuable information Mr.Mahesh.

  2. N NA says:
    June 11 2022 09:02:53

    Perfect comparison. Very well written indeed. First time I visited the site and already appreciate all the hard work in putting up the points. Helped a lot to make my decision. Congratulations to the V3 team and a big THANK YOU.

  3. H Harish malik says:
    June 22 2022 00:07:12

    Very very useful information. Throughly explained. Thanks

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