New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City [COMPARISON!]

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So the new 2016 Skoda Rapid is here and has already created quite some buzz. The Rapid now gets a really modern front facade and guess what, it has got more frugal too! The Rapid is definitely more appealing now. But is it good enough to threaten the likes of the Honda City? We find out in our New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City comparison here. Also See- New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Maruti Ciaz comparison

 

new 2016 skoda rapid vs honda city comparison

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New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Price in India

Currently, the prices of City start at Rs 8.22 Lakh. The Rapid, in comparison, is priced slightly higher. However, neither of the two cars here share a big advantage in the pricing department.

Petrol

New 2016 Skoda Rapid Honda City
Active Rs. 8.35 lakh E Rs. 8.22 lakh
Ambition Manual Rs. 9.27 lakh S Rs. 8.90 lakh
Ambition Automatic Rs. 10.39 lakh SV Rs. 9.43 lakh
Style Manual Rs. 10.44 lakh V Rs. 9.99 lakh
Style Automatic Rs. 11.46 lakh CVT SV Rs. 10.51 lakh
VX Rs. 11.05 lakh
CVT VX Rs. 12.17 lakh

Diesel

New 2016 Skoda Rapid Honda City
Active Rs. 9.57 lakh E Rs. 9.44 Lakh
Ambition Manual Rs. 10.49 lakh S Rs. 10.10 Lakh
Ambition Automatic Rs. 11.71 lakh SV Rs. 10.56 Lakh
Style Manual Rs. 11.67 lakhs V Rs. 11.23 Lakh
Style Automatic Rs. 12.79 lakhs VX Rs. 12.24 Lakh

new 2016 skoda rapid vs honda city

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New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City- Specifications Comparison

The facelifted Rapid gets the same engines as the earlier model. Both the engines here offer a good mixture of mileage and performance. The Diesel engine has also got a bit better due to a re-map. On top of it all, the DSG transmissions work really well. In comparison, the City gets the same 1.5-litre Petrol and Diesel engines that power a host of other Honda cars. While the Diesel engine of the City matches the Rapid’s motor in terms of displacement, it does feel almost crude in comparison. Also, it delivers a much lower torque of 200 Nm. However, where the City scores over the Rapid is the fuel mileage. The City Diesel is among the most fuel efficient sedans in India.

Diesel

  2016 Skoda Rapid Honda City
Length x Width x Height 4413 x 1699 x 1466 mm 4440 x 1695 x 1495 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 165 mm
Kerb Weight 1182-1228 KGs 1125 kg
Wheel Type and Size 15-inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 460 L 510 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel 1.5 L Diesel
Power 108 bhp 100 bhp
Torque 250 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/7-speed Automatic 6-speed Manual
Mileage 21.13 KMPL (MT)/21.72 KMPL (AT) 26 KMPL

Petrol

  2016 Skoda Rapid Honda City
Length x Width x Height 4413 x 1699 x 1466 mm 4440 x 1695 x 1495 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 165 mm
Kerb Weight 1111-1187 kgs 1029 kg
Wheel Type and Size 15-inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 460 L 510 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol 1.5 L Petrol
Power 104 bhp 116 BHP
Torque 153 Nm 145 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/6-speed Automatic 5-speed Manual/CVT Automatic
Mileage 15.41 KMPL (MT)/14.84 KMPL (AT) 17.8 KMPL (MT)/18 KMPL (AT)

As can be seen, the two cars are almost closely matched in terms of specs. However, we would still pick the Rapid over the City for its better performance. The City, however, scores in terms of spaciousness. However, the City doesn’t offer an automatic transmission for the Diesel models.

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New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City- Mileage Comparison

  Petrol Diesel
New Skoda Rapid 15.41 KMPL (MT)/14.84 KMPL (AT) 21.13 KMPL (MT)/21.72 KMPL (AT)
Honda City 17.8 KMPL (MT)/18 KMPL (AT) 26 KMPL

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Dimensions

  Skoda Rapid Honda City
Length 4413 mm 4450 mm
Width 1699 mm 1695 mm
Height 1466 mm 1495 mm
Wheelbase 2552 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank 55 litres 40 litres
Boot Space 460 litres 510 litres

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Features

The Skoda Rapid facelift and the Honda City are evenly matched in the department. Here’s a quick comparison of the two-

New 2016 Skoda Rapid Honda City
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 2
ABS Yes Yes

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Verdict

We feel that both the City and the Rapid are good buys. However, the City has started feeling a bit old now. Also, it doesn’t have the driving dynamics of the Rapid. But for family use, the City is better. It’s a matter of personal taste, seriously. However, here’s what our comparison results look like-

  • Features – Both cars are evenly matched in this aspect.
  • Specifications – The Rapid is definitely more performance-oriented. It gets more powerful engines and DSG ‘box. The City, however, offers better fuel mileage. For a family car, the City makes slightly more sense. However, it’s not as exciting to drive.
  • Price -Rapid is priced slightly higher than the City. However, the price difference is not much.

 

So what are your thoughts about our New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below and stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City comparison once the price and other details have been made public.

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