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Skoda Slavia 1.5-litre DCT vs 1-litre AT: Real-world Performance Comparison

Modified On May 23, 2024 11:16 AM By Shreyash for Skoda Slavia

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The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is, of course, more powerful, but how much quicker is it compared to the 1-litre engine? Let’s find out…

Skoda Slavia

The Skoda Slavia was first introduced in India in 2022. Since then, it has been offered with two turbo-petrol engine options: a 1-litre engine and a more powerful 1.5-litre engine. Although the 1.5-litre variants of the Slavia carry a premium, some mid-spec trims overlap with the top-spec 1-litre variant of the compact sedan. If you are planning to buy one and are confused about which to choose based on performance, here’s a real-world performance comparison of both engines.

Before get into the results, let’s have a look at the specifications of both engine options:

Powertrain Specifications


1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1-litre turbo-petrol


150 PS

115 PS


250 Nm

178 Nm


7-speed DCT

6-speed AT

The 1.5-litre version of the Slavia is 35 PS more powerful and it also produces 72 Nm higher torque than 1-litre version. The larger engine comes with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, while the smaller engine gets the option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Acceleration Test


Skoda Slavia 1.5 DCT

Skoda Slavia 1.0 AT

0-100 kmph

9.32 seconds

11.02 seconds

Quarter Mile

16.93 seconds at 141.73kmph

17.75 seconds at 128.22kmph

Kickdown (20-80kmph)

5.33 seconds

6.66 seconds

In the 0-100 kmph sprint, the Slavia 1.5 DCT was 1.7 seconds quicker than its 1-litre counterpart, while the difference between their quarter-mile timings was less than a second. Additionally, in the kickdown from 20 kmph to 80 kmph, the 1-litre Slavia was just over 1 second slower than the Slavia 1.5.

Braking Test


Skoda Slavia 1.5 DCT

Skoda Slavia 1.0 AT

100-0 kmph

40.05 metres

39.40 metres

80-0 kmph

24.79 metres

24.49 metres

When braking from 100 kmph to a complete stop, the difference in travel distance between both versions of the Slavia was minimal, with the 1-litre Slavia being slightly quicker, stopping 0.65 meters shorter than the 1.5-litre Slavia. This difference decreases to just 0.30 meters when braking from 80 kmph.

Both 1-litre and 1.5-litre variants of the Skoda Slavia use the same 205-section tyres, fitted on the 16-inch alloys. Both variants here only get front disc brakes.

Disclaimer: The performance figures may vary depending on the driver, driving conditions, vehicle’s health, and climate.

Final Takeaway

As expected, the more powerful Slavia 1.5 offers quicker acceleration than the 1-litre variant. However, the 1-litre variant travels a shorter distance when braking. This might be due to the fact that the Slavia 1-litre is around 25 kg lighter than the Slavia 1.5.

Price Range & Rivals

Skoda Slavia 1-litre

Skoda Slavia 1.5-litre

Rs 11.63 lakh to Rs 16.93 lakh

Rs 15.23 lakh to Rs 19.11 lakh

The Slavia takes on the Volkswagen Virtus, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

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