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`11.0 Lac*
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`7.0 Lac*

Compare Maruti Swift Dzire and Skoda Rapid

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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    18.6
    18.3
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    23.4
    21.66
    23.0
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
    55
    44
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Automatic
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 74bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 103.6bhp 16V Turbocharged Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1248
    1498
    1248
  • Maximum Power
    74bhp@4000rpm
    103.6bhp@4400rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@2000rpm
    250Nm@1500-2500rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    DDiS Diesel Engine
    Turbocharged Diesel Engin
    Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 74bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 103.6bhp 16V Turbocharged Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1248
    1498
    1248
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    74bhp@4000rpm
    103.6bhp@4400rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@2000rpm
    250Nm@1500-2500rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDI
    Direct Injection
    CRDi
  • Bore x Stroke
    69.6 X 82 mm
  • Compression Ratio
    17.6:1
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Automatic
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    7 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    FWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    McPherson Strut
    McPherson Suspension With Lower Triangular Links And Torsion Stabiliser
    Dual Path , Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
  • Rear Suspension
    Torsion Beam
    Compound Link Crank-Axle
    Twist Beam With Coil Spring
  • Shock Absorbers Type

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tiltable Steering Wheel Column
    Height & Length Adjustable
    Tilt Adjustable Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
    Direct Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    4.8metres
    5.3 metres
    5.1 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
    Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    18.6
    18.3
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    23.4
    21.66
    23.0
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
    55
    44
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    185/65 R15
    185/60 R15
    185/60 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    6.0J X 15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    15 Inch
    15 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • No. of Doors
    4
    4
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    460-litres
    390-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2012-02-01
    2014-09-25
    2014-08-11
  • Warranty Time
    3 Years
    3 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    100000kms
    1,00,000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Foldable Rear Seat
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
    Front Door
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
    Front
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3995mm
    4386mm
    3995mm
  • Width
    1695mm
    1699mm
    1706mm
  • Height
    1555mm
    1466mm
    1570mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170mm
    168mm
    165mm
  • Wheel Base
    2430mm
    2552mm
    2470mm
  • Front Tread
    1475mm
  • Rear Tread
    1485mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1080kg
    1182kg
    1170kg
  • Gross Weight
    1505kg
    1770kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Engine Immobiliser With Floating Code System
    Automatic Locking of Door On Overrun Speed
    Fuel Supply Cut Off In A Crash
    Acoustic Warning Signal For Overrun Speed
    Child Proof Rear Window Locking
    Speed Dependent Auto Door Lock System
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Maruti Swift Dzire
Skoda Rapid
INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki has cut the length of the new DZire and also introduced new features in it like the new Swift. To differentiate it form the Swift, it has black and beige interiors instead of the black that come with the hatchback. The Swift Dzire is the sedan to buy, if you want it just for the heck of a three-box, else the Swift does the job.

Just like the new Swift, the interiors of the new DZire have also been redone. The DZire’s interiors are based on that of the new Swift. Swift gets all black interiors, while the DZire has black and beige colour combination. The plastic quality of the materials doesn’t just look good, but it also feels good. It has a lot more features than the previous generation Swift DZire, and it looks more premium also.

The space in both the rows is decent and the knee room even in the second row is good, which was a problem in the outgoing version. Though to our dismay, the boot of the Swift DZire is small for a sedan. The cut length of the DZire doesn’t have a large boot.

LXI/LDI:Talking about the LXI/LDI, Maruti Suzuki hasn’t scaled down the base versionas it has loaded the new Swift DZire LXI with body color bumpers and tubeless tyres. Other exterior features are 2 intermittent wipers in front, steel wheels with centre cap, remote fuel lid and back-door opener.

VXI/VDI/VXI automatic:Unlike the LXI/LDI model, VXI/VDI has body color door handles in addition to body color bumpers, electrically powered ORVMs with turn indicators, front and rear fog lamps for enhanced visibility during unfavorable weather conditions, black out film on A and B pillars and 165/80 R14 steel wheel cap. The instrument cluster includes tachometer along with standard equipments like seat belt, key-off, and door close and light-off reminder for driver, low fuel warning, multi information display etc.

ZXI/ZDI:ZXI/ZDI is loaded with comfort factors like power and tilt steering, power windows with auto down function on driver side window, driver seat adjuster, automatic climate control, lane change indicator, high-end stereo with radio and CD Player, intelligent speed based auto volume, Aux-in and USB socket, 2 front and 2 rear speakers, 2 integrated front tweeters, steering wheel mounted audio controls with illumination. Not the luxury, but practical options are available in the model like accessory socket, retractable cup holder for passengers and in centre console, rear seat back folding centre locking, keyless entry, front seat back pocket and remote fuel lid opener.

INTERIOR:
Skoda Rapid interior
Ed's take:

Ed's take: Build quality, touch and feel of the plastics on the Rapid are good and live upto Skoda’s brand expectations. The space is also sufficient in both the rows and even the boot is large. The only thing, we wish was added are the extra bells and whistles.

 

The interior is the place where you shall spend most of your time and hence the ergonomics and build-quality are important, not to forget the interior space. The instrument panel of the Rapid is ergonomically designed, backed with some good quality plastic.  The cabin insulation is also good.

 

There are acres of space for the front row passengers in all the sedans, with large and comfortable seats that offer enough thigh and back support. Crawl into the rear seats and you realize that the Rapid has sufficient room there as well, though the seats aren’t very supportive. They feel a bit flat with not much thigh support. The Rapid even gets the convenience of adjusting the co-driver seat from the rear. The boot space is also good enough.

 

Active: This is the base variant of the Rapid that is available only with the manual versions of the petrol and diesel. It has manual central door locking, manual AC with adjustable rear AC vents, anti glare rear view mirrors, rear defogger, rough road package, engine immobilizer, front center armrest, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, and anti pinch system.

 

Ambition: The Ambition comes in petrol, diesel and also the automatic petrol version. It gets central door locking, ABS, front rear fog lamps and driver airbag are added in the model. Other add-ons include body colored ORVMs and door handles, remote control with foldable key, driver seat height adjuster and rear center armrest.

 

Elegance: This is the top of the line version of the Rapid and is also available with all the engine options. It comes loaded with all the brownies that the Rapid will possess. Front passenger airbags are also added. A security code for audio player, AUX ports for media player and memory card, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable mirrors, MID (Mobile Internet Device). Now, it even gets projector lamps, Bluetooth and USB connectivity too.

ENGINE:
Maruti Swift Dzire engine

The petrol and the diesel versions of the Swift DZire are both reliable and highly frugal. With highly refined mills, Maruti Suzuki has played well with its cards on the new Swift DZire. The new petrol engine now gets an addition of variable valve timing and also the DZire is the only sedan in the C segment to get an automatic transmission.

1.2-litre PetrolThe new Swift DZire’s petrol engine received the variable valve treatment. This augments performance and fuel efficiency, though on paper, power ratings for this engine are 86bhp – a mere increase by a couple of horses. Like any modern petrol, the engine is quiet and low on NVH (noise, vibration and harshness).

When off the gas, the low engine whining sound— as experienced on the old 800s— is audible. Mid- range is good, but it does make you work-hard a bit to extort performance. Overtaking in city might require a downshift, despite the engine’s gradual power deliverance.

The DZire comes with a 5-speed manual and it is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission also. The gear shifts on the Swift are short and effortless. The previous-generation Swift DZire had good shifts; these are a further improvement over those.

Talking of the 4-speed automatic, the shifts are slow and there is some latency in it. But it is good enough for city driving. We wish, it had a 5-speed box atleast.

1.3-litre Diesel:Previous generation Swift DZire had earned notoriety with its diesel engine. The engine was highly refined with low NVH levels and sufficient torque. The engine however had a noticeable amount of turbo lag. The R&D team of Maruti Suzuki has rectified now this issue in the current-generation Swift and the DZire.

The low-end pull is cleaner making the engine more drivable than the outgoing version. The NVH levels and refinement is far more superior as well. Crank the engine and it springs to live without the slightest of hesitation or melodrama. Driving in bumper-to-bumper city traffic and overtaking isn’t a tough ask in the Swift DZire. The gear shifts are also positive and the engagement process is smooth.

ENGINE:

Ed's take: The 1.6-litre diesel engine of the Rapid is far superior to its petrol brethren in performance and fuel efficiency. The power delivery is linear and it is fun to drive in the city or the highway. We recommend the diesel version of the Rapid for its sheer pleasure and economy.

 

1.6-litre petrol:

 

With the increasing cost of petrol and higher efficiency of oil burners, manufacturers are tuning petrol cars for better mileage over performance. Similar is the case with the Rapid. The 1.6-litre engine produces 103bhp at 5250rom and a peak torque of 153Nm at 3800rpm. This 1.6-litre petrol engine has a decent turn of pace; however do not expect them to be strenuous. The NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels are fairly low on the petrol version.

 

One needs to downshift them for quick overtaking manoeuvres, as most of the power is delivered at higher revs and you feel the lack at lower speeds.

 

5-speed manual: 3.5/5

 

The 5-speed manual transmission on the 1.6-litre is smooth and the shifts are also positive. This is one of the slickest shifting gearbox in its segment and it is joy to use as well. The Skoda Rapid returns a fuel economy of 15.42kmpl in its manual avatar as per the ARAI cycle.

 

6-speed automatic: 3/5

 

The Rapid also gets the option of a six-speed tiptronic self-shifting transmission. The shifts on the Rapid are lethargic and one can rightly say “the box does blunt the engine’s performance”. We wish the Rapid came with the DSGs, but that would have increased the cost of the car. As per the ARAI test, the Rapid returns a fuel economy of 14.4kmpl.

 

1.6-litre diesel: 4/5

 

The 1.6-litre diesel engine of the Rapid churns out a power of 103bhp at 4400rpm and a maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-3000rpm. The NVH levels aren’t low, and there is a lot of diesel clatter on this engine.

 

This is oil burner is a stonker of a performer and it has deep reserves of torque at low rpm. Plant your right foot and the engine surges you forward. The diesel version of the Rapid outperforms the petrol Rapid not just in fuel economy but also in performance. The 5-speed manual transmission on the 1.6-litre diesel is a delight and the shifts are also positive. This is one of the slickest shifting gearbox in its segment. The oil burner powered Skoda Rapid returns a fuel economy of 20.54kmpl in its manual avatar as per the ARAI cycle.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Maruti Swift Dzire Dashbord

The ride of the Swift DZire is well composed as the rear springs are softened, as compared to the Swift hatch. The handling is decent, but the soft rear doesn’t mean a lot of fun driving can happen.

The ride on the DZire is softer at the rear when compared to the Swift. This gives it better riding characteristics than the Swift. The bumps are soaked in much better and even the ride is more plush than the Swift, atleast for the back row occupants.

The handling isn’t that bad alright. Apart from the rear being soft, there isn’t so much to worry. Minor corrections can be made through the steering that weighs well, giving an accurate feedback. The flexibility of the chassis adds to the enjoyment. Being engineered for city and highway, the steering wheel is light for easy manoeuvrability.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Skoda Rapid Dashbord

Ed's take: The ride on the Rapid is a tad stiff, but most of the road shocks are filtered out. The Rapid lives up to the Skoda badge in the handling department. The well-balanced chassis of the Rapid makes it joy to drive around bends, and even the response from the steering wheel is good as it weighs up well.

 

These sedans are built for better comfort and hence ride quality on the sedans is pretty much sorted. These cars can go through the potholes with a muted thud and the suspension absorbs most of the jounces and rebounds, keeping the occupants intact. Skoda Rapid has a tad stiffer when compared to competition.

 

The chassis of the Skoda Rapid is well balanced and this sedan is capable of handling turns at a higher speed. You can push it around bends without a second-thought. The tyres on the Rapid squeal when pushed to their limit— despite the there being sufficient grip. The steering wheel of the Rapid is fantastic. It is exactly how a driving enthusiast would want.