New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City [COMPARISON!]

In November 2016, Skoda launched the new Rapid in India with a new modern front facade and additional features! Which made the Rapid definitely more appealing. But is it good enough to threaten the likes of the Honda City? Honda recently gave the City a nip and tuck. We find out in our New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City comparison here. Also See- New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Maruti Ciaz comparison

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New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Price in India

Petrol

New 2016 Skoda RapidNew 2017 Honda City
ActiveRs. 8.28 lakhSRs. 8.50 lakh
Ambition ManualRs. 9.19 lakhSVRs. 9.54 lakh
Ambition AutomaticRs. 10.30 lakhVRs. 10.00 lakh
Style ManualRs. 10.35 lakhV CVTRs. 11.54 lakh
Style AutomaticRs. 11.36 lakhVXRs. 11.65 lakh
VX CVTRs. 12.85 lakh
ZX CVTRs. 13.53 lakh

Diesel

New 2016 Skoda RapidNew 2017 Honda City
ActiveRs. 9.49 lakhSVRs. 10.76 Lakh
Ambition ManualRs. 10.40 lakhVRs. 11.56 Lakh
Ambition AutomaticRs. 11.61 lakhVXRs. 12.87 Lakh
Style ManualRs. 11.56 lakhsZXRs. 13.57 Lakh
Style AutomaticRs. 12.67 lakhs

The prices of the new 2017 City start at Rs 8.50 Lakh. The Rapid, in comparison, is priced slightly lower. Overall, the Skoda Rapid is much cheaper than the new Honda City. Top end diesel manula variants have a price difference of Rs. 2 lakh!

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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. The new City also gets the same 1.5-litre Petrol and Diesel engines as before. 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 RapidHonda City
Length x Width x Height4413 x 1699 x 1466 mm4440 x 1695 x 1495 mm
Ground Clearance163 mm165 mm
Kerb Weight1182-1228 KGs1147-1175 kg
Wheel Type and Size15-inch alloys16-inch alloys
Boot Space460 L510 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L Diesel1.5 L Diesel
Power108 bhp100 bhp
Torque250 Nm200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/7-speed Automatic6-speed Manual
Mileage21.13 KMPL (MT)/21.72 KMPL (AT)25.6 KMPL

Petrol

 2016 Skoda RapidHonda City
Length x Width x Height4413 x 1699 x 1466 mm4440 x 1695 x 1495 mm
Ground Clearance163 mm165 mm
Kerb Weight1111-1187 kgs1058-1107 kg
Wheel Type and Size15-inch alloys16-inch alloys
Boot Space460 L510 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.6 L Petrol1.5 L Petrol
Power104 bhp116 BHP
Torque153 Nm145 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/6-speed Automatic5-speed Manual/CVT Automatic
Mileage15.41 KMPL (MT)/14.84 KMPL (AT)17.4 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

 PetrolDiesel
New Skoda Rapid15.41 KMPL (MT)/14.84 KMPL (AT)21.13 KMPL (MT)/21.72 KMPL (AT)
Honda City17.4 KMPL (MT)/18 KMPL (AT)25.6 KMPL

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs New 2017 Honda City – Dimensions

 Skoda RapidHonda City
Length4413 mm4450 mm
Width1699 mm1695 mm
Height1466 mm1495 mm
Wheelbase2552 mm2600 mm
Fuel Tank55 litres40 litres
Boot Space460 litres510 litres

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Features

The Skoda Rapid facelift and the Honda City are almost evenly matched in the department. However, the more expensive City is slightly more feature rich. Top trims feature LED tail lamps, LED headlights, LED fog lamps, sunroof, etc. Here’s a quick comparison of the two-

New 2016 Skoda RapidHonda City
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYesYes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemTouchscreenTouchscreen
Airbags22 or 6
ABSYesYes

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs New 2017 Honda City – Colour Options

New Skoda Rapid Colour Options

  • Silk Blue
  • Flash Red
  • Carbon Steel
  • Candy White
  • Cappuccino Beige
  • Brilliant Silver

2017 Honda City Colour Options

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Alabaster Silver
  • Carnelian Red
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Golden Brown Metallic

New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs Honda City – Verdict

We feel that both the City and the Rapid are good buys. However, the new City is a bit too expensive. 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 almost evenly matched in this aspect. City boasts a slightly longer list of features but is also more expensive.
  • 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 cheaper than the City with the fully loaded top end trims costing as much as 2 lakhs more!

So what are your thoughts about our New 2016 Skoda Rapid vs New 2017 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.