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 43 yrs old and using Ford Figo Diesel since 2011. I am happy with it except for ground clearance. Now I am planning to upgrade for SUV. I am nri and My avg driving is max 8000 kms/year. I prefer to buy petrol/AWD/Auto/SUV. My native is a hilly village and thus ground clearance is a major concern. My figo with 5 pers gets easily scratched on small speed breakers. My budget is upto 30 L. How is Skoda Yeti / CR-V. I want to keep new car >10 yrs? Any other options? Pls suggest suitable car
It is great that you wish to upgrade your car and thank you for elaborating your requirements so precisely. According to your requirements, we would suggest you to go for Toyota Fortuner 2.7 2WD AT (Petrol), it isn't a all wheel drive car. However, does the job perfectly. If you wish to stay with Ford since you are already maintaining a Ford and services aren't a problem for you, Ford Endeavour 3.2 Trend AT 4X4 (Diesel) is a great option to go for . This won't be a petrol variant but is value for money as you drive that much. Skoda Yeti, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson are both good options if you wish to go for a 5 seater SUV. If you are looking for a 5 seater SUV, we would suggest you to go for Tucson as it has been facelifted recently and has all the latest features unlike Yeti and CR-V both which haven't been upgraded since a long time. Click here to check out the options that you have.
The ground clearance of the new Skoda Rapid is 163 MM earlier it was 168 MM. Click here to know all about it.
Hey, both cars that you have selected are indeed great. However, both variants belong to different fuel types. WE would suggest you to go for a diesel car if and only if you drive for more than 2000 KMS in a month as it would cost you more initially and also would be expensive to maintain. Talking about Baleno Petrol, it is swift to drive, light on the steering and offers you enourmous amount of features. Space is better with Baleno as compared to Figo. Thus, we would suggest you to go for Baleno, if you drive less and mostly drive in cities. Rest you if travel a lot and drive on highways mostly, go for Figo. Click here to check out the comparison.
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