Skoda Rapid makes a good contender in the C segment sedan space occupied by some of the popular cars already. Skoda’s recent launch comes with many good features and options at a decent price, but the competition is surely tough. In this post, in continuation to car comparison series on Car Blog India, we will compared the diesel variants of Skoda Rapid with Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel. We have already compared the Skoda Rapid Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Petrol here.
image – Hyundai Verna Fluidic (left) and Skoda Rapid (Right)
Skoda Rapid Exteriors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Exteriors
Skoda Rapid Dimensions:
- Length = 4386 mm
- Width = 1699 mm
- Height = 1466 mm
- Wheelbase = 2552 mm
Hyundai Verna Fluidic Dimensions
- Overall Length (mm): 4370
- Overall Width (mm): 1700
- Overall Height (mm): 1475
- Wheelbase (mm): 2570
We find exteriors of Verna to be more appealing than that of Rapid, however, its more of a personal and subjective choice. You can read more details on the same here.
Skoda Rapid Interiors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors
image – Skoda Rapid Interiors
image – Skoda Rapid Top View
image- Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors
image- Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors
Both cars are very good from inside, while the Rapid is more on the subtle elegance, the Verna is all about premium and luxurious interiors. We find Verna to be better on the interior. Check out more details from our comparison here.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Engine Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 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
Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Engine Specifications:
- Engine / Features 1.4 Diesel Version 1.6 Diesel Version
- Max Power (PS) 90@4000 128@4000
- Max Torque(Nm) 224@1750-2750 265@1900-2750
- ARAI Certified Mileage (KMPL) 23.5 22.32
- Transmission 5 speed manual 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto
In terms of engine, the 1.4 litre diesel engine of Verna is low on power and more frugal than the Skoda Rapid however, the 1.6 Litre is much ahead in power and also quite fuel efficient at the same time. Verna offers more choices in the engine as well as transmission front with its offerings.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Handling and Performance Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Handling and Performance
In terms of handling and performance, the Rapid is much better than Verna Fluidic and leads the way.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Price Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Price
Prices of Skoda Rapid Diesel Ex-showroom Delhi
- Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 TDI CR MT : Rs 7.95 Lakhs
- Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 TDI CR MT : Rs 8.29 Lakhs
- Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 TDI CR MT : Rs 9.19 Lakhs
Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Price:
- Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.4 Diesel is priced at Rs. 8.09 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 Diesel is priced at Rs. 8.89 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX Diesel is priced at Rs. 9.49 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Diesel is priced at Rs. 10.19 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Automatic transmission Diesel is priced at Rs. 10.89 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 VS Hyundai Verna RB 1.4
For the base variant, the Rapid is about Rs. 14,000 cheaper, comes with more powerful engine and has rear AC vents on the plus side. Also Rapid has better handling characteristics the Verna. Verna on the other hand, in its base variants offers lots of features and better mileage, larger tyres. Verna offers front fog lamps, LED turn indicators on outside rear view mirrors, keyless entry with folding key, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, manual transmission shift indicator and Alternator Management system, Integrated 2-Din Audio system with remote control, with Aux-input, CD and USB playback with 4 speaker system with tweeters. So if you want a car with better power and handling, Rapid is better, but if you want oodles of features and a premium interior feel then Verna is a better bet.
Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 VS Hyundai Verna RB 1.4
If we go one variant higher on the Rapid Sedan, then we get additional features like better interior upholstery, body coloured outside mirrors and door handles, ABS with Brake assist and Driver side airbag, remote control for keyless entry and boot release, height adjustable driver seat, rear arm rest etc. While the Verna 1.4 which is about Rs. 20,000 cheaper still offers some pretty great interiors and exterior features, but lacks safety features like the ABS and driver side airbag. So it’s a pick between safety features and convenience features. Also the engine of Rapid is better and Rapid handles better too.
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 VS Hyundai Verna RB 1.6
If we go top end on Rapid Diesel with the Elegance 1.6 and compare it with Verna 1.6 with more powerful engine, the Rapid is about Rs. 30,000 costlier. Rapid additionally offers 15 inch alloy wheels, more chrome on the interiors, dual Airbags at front with ABS and EBD, Integrated Audio system with Aux-input and without USB input, 4 speakers, MMC Support, automatic climate control, dual rear AC vents, electrically adjustable outside mirrors (no turn indicators mounted on them), Multi-information display etc. Verna offers only driver side Airbag with ABS and EBD, rear disk brakes, 15 inch steel wheels, impact sensing door unlock, rear defogger, high gloss black and wood grain interiors, more chrome on interiors, parking sensors, Steering mounted audio and phone control via Bluetooth, iPod connectivity cable, automatic climate control, clean air filter etc. In terms of features, Verna 1.6 base variant is much ahead of Rapid except that Verna has one airbag and Rapid has got two. So it’s a choice between features and handling again. I would leave this choice to you.
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 VS Hyundai Verna RB 1.6 SX
If we go higher on the Verna variants, as there are plenty of variants on Verna Diesel, the Verna SX costs about Rs. 30,000 more. For this difference, Verna offers all safety features like dual Airbags, ABS, rear disk brakes, larger 16 inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth enabled audio system with steering mounted controls etc. The Verna SX is a much better car in terms of features. Again, if you are looking for features, Verna is a better bet here. If you are looking for more affordable car with better handling and lesser features, Rapid is a good pick.
Skoda Rapid Elegance 1.6 VS Hyundai Verna RB 1.6 SX (O) MT and 1.6 SX (O) AT
The SX(O) adds 4 more airbags and leather upholstery to already premium SX but it costs good Rs. 70,000 over the SX. The pricing is 1 Lakh above the pricing of Diesel Rapid top end variant which is way out of league in terms of price comparison. If you want premium features, you have to pay the price premium to justify it. The 4 speed automatic with the diesel automatic will cost another Rs. 70,000 over the SX(O) which is the option which is absent on the Rapid, so if you are looking at the top of the line Diesel, Rapid does not compete with the top two variants of Verna.
Car Blog India verdict – Skoda Rapid Diesel Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel
For the bottom end of variants and top end variants of Verna, it is a undisputed lead car between the two cars, for mid variants, more affordable Rapid makes more sense and it handles well too. So go by the budget and see the above variants comparison to make up your mind.
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