Our car comparison series on Car Blog India has been getting a lot of appreciation and because of this only we are encouraged to work more on the same. In this post we will compare the diesel variants of Skoda Rapid and 2011 Ford Fiesta.
Skoda Rapid Exteriors Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Exteriors
The Rapid’s looks are not exceptional and it looks somewhat similar to Volkswagen Vento. Except from the front which resembles Skoda Fabia all the angles will remind you of Vento. Inspite of the chrome inserts on the body it does not appeal much, though it looks good enough.
The 2011 Fiesta is one beautiful machine that can draw your attention even from a distance. The road presence is strong and specially the design has been so well implemented.
For detailed Exterior comparison click here.
Skoda Rapid Dimensions:
- Length = 4386 mm
- Width = 1699 mm
- Height = 1466 mm
- Wheelbase = 2552 mm
2011 Ford Fiesta Dimensions:
- Length= 4291 mm
- Width= 1722 mm
- Height= 1496 mm
- Wheelbase= 2489 mm
In proportions, the Fiesta is marginally taller and wider. On the other hand the Rapid is longer and also has a better wheelbase.
Skoda Rapid Interiors Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Interiors
image – Skoda Rapid Interiors
image- 2011 Ford Fiesta Interiors
On the design front the Rapid is disappointing with its interiors resembling to that of Vento. The Fiesta contrastingly gets a really modern design on the inside with enough buttons to attract you. Both the models are quite comfortable and satisfactorily spacious. They have some common features like airbags, automatic climate control, ABS, EBD, etc. but importantly the Fiesta being on the more expensive side offers some class leading features.
For detailed Interior comparison click here.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Engine
Skoda Rapid Diesel Engine Specifications
- Engine Type- 1.6 Litre TDI high pressure direct injection
- Max Power- 105 BHP @ 4400 RPM
- Max Torque – 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM
- Transmission Options – 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- ARAI certified mileage of 20 KMPL
- Kerb Weight = 1205 Kg
2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Engine Specifications
- 4 Cylinder Inline 8 Valve DOHC CRDI Diesel Engine
- TDCi Turbocharged Engine
- 1498 CC Displacement
- Max power output of 88.8 BHP@ 3750 RPM
- Max Torque of 204 Nm @ 2000-2750 RPM
- All Aluminium Engine construction
- Kerb weight: 1147 kg to 1157 kg
- ARAI certified mileage of 23.5 KMPL
The Rapid’s 1.6 L unit is powerful enough and at the same time delivers impressive mileage of 20 KMPL. The Fiesta with its 1.5 Liter, smaller engine, delivers an appreciable 204 Nm @ 2000-2750 RPM but the most interesting part is its groundbreaking mileage of 23.5 KMPL.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Performance & Handling Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Performance & Handling
Rapid’s engine is super powerful and delivers impressive power and torque but the real driving pleasure can only be obtained in the 2011 Fiesta. Fiesta is known for its handling and fantastic behavior on road whereas the Rapid is not as impressive as the former but is appreciably good.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Price
Prices of Skoda Rapid Diesel Ex-showroom Delhi
- Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 TDI CR : Rs 7.95 Lakhs
- Skoda Rapid Ambition r1.6 TDI CR : Rs 8.29 Lakhs
- Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 TDI CR : Rs 9.19 Lakhs
2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Ford Fiesta 2011 Diesel Style is Priced at Rs. 9.27 Lakhs
- Ford Fiesta 2011 Diesel Trend is Priced at Rs. 9.77 Lakhs
- Ford Fiesta 2011 Diesel Titanium is Priced at Rs. 10.17 Lakhs
- Ford Fiesta 2011 Diesel Titanium+ is Priced at Rs. 10.42 Lakhs
Just like the petrol versions, the diesel versions too have a drastic difference in terms of pricing but well justified.
Car Blog India Verdict-Skoda Rapid Diesel Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel
Once again the Fiesta seems to be way too pricier than the Rapid but the extra features offered with Fiesta have not been considered along with the pricing. The Rapid is a good choice for sedan aspirers who would love to have a powerful car with enough features.
The Fiesta is meant for buyers who can spend some extra money for brilliant features and ultimate driving pleasure. All in all its your choice which car you go with as both have their own unique characteristics. If you are really considering the Fiesta as an option in your mind, i would suggest you to take a test drive and then decide which one to buy.
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