Hi Team Car Dekho, I am thinking to buy a new car and really confused which one i have to go. I have shortlisted 2 petrol cars which is Honda City SV and Skoda Rapid Ambition. My main concern is safety, quality and features and also the budget should be around 10 Lakh. It would be highly appreciated your valuable advises. Regards, Jagathkumar Narayanan 675 7072 5451
Skoda Rapid Petrol 1.6 MPI Ambition Vs Honda City Petrol i VTEC SV – Which Is Better And Why?
In terms of exteriors, both cars have different design language. The Honda City has sharp lines and very modern design language while the Rapid has simple and elegant styling for sophistication. There is nothing striking about the exterior styling of Rapid. It has been designed for the buyers who appreciate simplicity and neatness more than the modern and dynamic styling. In terms of exteriors, my vote goes to Honda City as it does look better in terms of exteriors.
In terms of Interiors, both Skoda Rapid and Honda City have good quality to offer. The plastic quality, upholstery, fit and finish of both Honda and Skoda are up to the mark. There is sufficient interior space and rear leg space in both these cars. In terms of interior quality and features, I think both cars are very close, but Skoda seems a better choice. In terms of comfort and safety features - Honda City has better features as it offers Automatic Climate Control, Cruise Control, EBD and few more.
Skoda Rapid Petrol Engine Specifications:
1.6-litre 103.52bhp 16V Petrol Engine
Maximum Power: 103.52bhp@5250rpm
Honda City Petrol Engine Specifications:
1.5-litre 117.3bhp 16V i VTEC Engine
Looking at the engine specifications, its very clear that Honda City has got a better power to weight ratio, better peak power, however, Rapid has a better low end torque which is helpful in congested driving as lesser downshifts are needed. However, on engine front, our vote goes to Honda City petrol.
Handling and Performance:
Both Honda City and Skoda Rapid are good handling cars. Honda City is very renowned in its segment for sharp handling and planted driving characteristic. On the other hand, Rapid, derived from Vento, has been re-tuned on suspension to give even better handling characteristics than Vento which is already a pretty good handler. In terms on handling, I would call it a tie.
Verdict: If you are looking for a higher value for money - Honda City seems to be a better bet in every aspect.
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I am looking for a car under 9 lakhs , Budget can stretch by a lakh in case I miss a good car. I drive about 100KM daily to office and prefer Diesel as fuel. Safety feature like ABS and airbags needed. Mostly used for two and sometime 5 people will travel. I was almost finalised 2014 Duster second hand car before friend of mine confused with brezza New one. After Talking to few friends, Im lost with the variants of cars on the market. Cars recommened to me is Brezza, Honda City(mixed revi
Hey, it is good to hear that you are planning for a new car and we appreciate your choice as both the cars that you have shortlisted are among the best cars in their respective segment.
Firstly, you need to decide the segment that you prefer.
Hatchback : These are small cars which would accommodate around 5 people and it doesn't have an extended boot.
Sedan: Sedans are cars with extended boot. These are longer than hatchbacks. These would also accommodate not more than 5 people.
SUV: SUV is expanded as Sports Utility Vehicles and are big cars, which were designed to go over rough surfaces or off road. These can accommodate about 5-7 people.
If you often travel with family with extra luggage then you should buy a sedan and if you travel more on highways and on rough roads then we prefer you to opt the SUV.
In SUV segment, the best car which meets your requirements is Vitara Brezza.
The ZDI plus variant will be the best for you.
The car is high on features and has practical touches too, such as the smart seating arrangement. The proven and reliable engine, along with a strong after-sales network, make the Brezza an extremely attractive package. The car has ample of safety features such as Anti-Lock Braking System, EBD, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Engine Immobilizer, Crash Sensor and many more.
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If you wish to buy a car in Sedan segment, Maruti Ciaz is one for you. 1.3 Zeta variant will be best suitable for you.
Pick the Ciaz if you need nothing else but a comfortable, value for money sedan. The car has best in class claimed fuel economy figures of 20.73 kmpl in petrol while diesel stands at 26.21 kmpl. Maruti Ciaz is well suited to those who prefer reliability and a decent performance both within the city and on the highway. The Ciaz also has similar safety features like Vitara Brezza.
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Talking about Honda City, the base variant i-DTEC SV costs 10.91 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, New Delhi), the on-road price will cost somewhere around INR 12,78,000, that's said, it will exceed your budget.
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Coming to the Next-Gen Polo, we expect it to reach our shores in the later half of 2018,however, there's no official confirmation from the brand so far.
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We appreciate your keenness to know the impact of GST on cars.
If you were planning a diesel hatchback or a sub-4m sedan, it's probably the right time to go ahead and make a purchase before GST rolls out.
Currently, the combined taxes on cars, including excise, sales tax and VAT can be as high as 27.5% to 35.5% of the value of the car. With GST implemented, the total taxes on small and medium cars will come to only about 31%. Hence, there will be overall increment in the prices.
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