Comparisons for Skoda Rapid vs Honda City

Confused between Rapid & City? Wondering whether you should spend that hard earned money on Skoda Rapid or Honda City? Don't Worry! We are here to help you choose between these two models. Talking about 1.0 TSI Rider MT variant of Skoda Rapid, it has been priced at Rs 8.75 Lakh. On the other hand, Honda City will cost you Rs 4.44 Lakh more than Rapid. V MT Petrol variant of Honda City comes with a price tag of Rs 13.18 Lakh. Skoda claims that Rapid will give a 18.97 KMPL mileage which is definitely a plus point when compared to City's 17.8 KMPL mileage as claimed by Honda. When comparing both the models from a technical perspective, City has more power under the hood with a 1498 CC engine which can produce 121 PS @ 6600 rpm when talking about maximum power. Contrastingly, Rapid comes loaded with a 999 CC engine and is able to generate max power equivalent to 110 PS @ 5000rpm. In terms of fuel, Rapid is available in Petrol variant with a fuel tank capacity of 55 Litres whereas City has Petrol variant which are currently available in the market with a fuel tank capacity of 40 Litres. Check the detailed comparison of both the models below on the basis of safety features, comfort, power, transmission, suspension and more.

Key HighlightsRapidCity
On-Road Price8.75 Lakh13.18 Lakh
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Engine Capacity999 cc1498 cc
Power110 PS @ 5000rpm121 PS @ 6600 rpm
Mileage18.97 kmpl17.8 kmpl
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Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Rider MT car

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Rider MT

₹ 7.79 Lakh

Honda City 2020 V MT Petrol car

Honda City 2020 V MT Petrol

₹ 11.16 Lakh

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    Variant Name 1.0 TSI Rider MT V MT Petrol
    On Road Price ₹ 8.75 Lakh ₹ 13.18 Lakh
    Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
    Engine Displacement 999 1498
    Body Type Sedan Sedan
    Max Power (bhp @rpm) 110 PS @ 5000rpm 121 PS @ 6600 rpm
    Milaege(ARAI) 18.97 17.8
    User Rating - -
    Boot Space (Litres) 460 Litres 506 Litres
    Fuel Tank Capacity 55 Litres 40 Litres
    Seating Capacity 5 5
    Transmission Type Manual Manual
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    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) Yes Yes
    ASR / Traction Control No No
    Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror Yes Yes
    Central Locking Yes,Remote Keyless Entry Yes
    EBA (Electronic Brake Assist) No Yes
    EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) Yes Yes
    ESP (Electronic Stability Program) No Yes
    Hill Assist No Yes
    ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount) Yes Yes
    Lane Watch Camera/ Side Mirror Camera No No
    Number of Airbags 2 4
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    Adjustable Headrests Yes,All row Yes
    Android Auto No Yes
    Apple CarPlay No Yes
    Automatic Headlamps No No
    Charging Time - -
    Glove Box Cooling No Yes
    Cruise Control No Yes
    Infotainment Screen No 20.3 cm
    Keyless Entry Yes No
    Navigation System No Yes
    Paddle Shifters No No
    12v Power Outlet Yes,Front & Rear Multiple
    Rain Sensing Wipers No No
    Voice Recognition No Yes
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    Adjustable steering Yes,Tilt & Telescopic Yes, Tilt Steering
    Instrument Console Analogue LCD multi-info
    Multifunction Display No Yes
    Multifunction Steering Wheel No Yes
    Powered Seats No No
    Power Steering Yes Yes
    Power Windows Yes,All Rows Yes
    Rear Amrest Yes Yes
    Driver's seat heigth adjust Yes Yes
    Start / Stop Button No Yes
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    ARAI Certified Economy 18.97 17.8
    Battery Capacity - -
    Battery Type - -
    Compression Ratio No No
    No of Cylinders 3 4
    Cylinder Configuration DOHC DOHC
    Engine Capacity 999 1498
    Engine Type 1.0L TSI Petrol,999 cc& 3 Cylinders Inline& 4 Valves/Cylinder& DOHC 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC with VTC Petrol Engine
    Fast Charging - -
    Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
    Motor Power - -
    Power 110 PS @ 5000rpm 121 PS @ 6600 rpm
    Torque 175 Nm @ 1750rpm 145 Nm @ 4300 rpm
    No of valves per cylinder 4 4
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    Avg Speed display - -
    Distance to Empty display Yes Yes
    Drive Modes No No
    Fuel level guage No No
    Odometer No No
    Speedometer Analogue No
    Tachometer Yes No
    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System No Yes
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    Basic Warranty 4 Years/100000 Kms 3 Years/Unlimited Kms
    Extended Warranty No No


    Body Type Sedan Sedan
    No Of Doors 4 4
    No Of Seats 5 5
    Sun Roof No No

    Dimensions and Weights

    Boot Space 460 Litres 506 Litres
    Fuel Tank Capacity 55 Litres 40 Litres
    Ground Clearance 116 mm 135 mm
    Height 1466 mm 1489 mm
    Kerb Weight 1112-1138 Kg 1107-1153 Kg
    Length 4413 mm 4549 mm
    Turning Radius 5.3 m 5.3 m
    Wheelbase 2552 mm 2600 mm
    Width 1699 mm 1748 mm
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    Drivetrain FWD (Front Wheel Drive) FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed
    Type Manual Manual

    Suspensions/Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

    Brakes - Front Disc Ventilated Disc
    Suspension - Front Mc Pherson Suspension With Lower Triangular Links And Torsion Stabiliser Mc Pherson Strut With Coil Spring
    Front Tyre Size 185/60 R15 185/55 R16
    Brakes - Rear Drum Drum
    Suspension - Rear Compound link crank-axle Torsion beam with coil spring
    Rear Tyre Size 185/60 R15 185/55 R16
    Tyre Size Spare No 15 x 5.5 J Steel
    Wheels Size 15 Inch 16 Inch
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    Max Speed 185 -
    Range/Charge - -

    Pros & Cons

    • Very powerful 1.0 turbo petrol
    • Solid build quality
    • Most affordable 100+ bhp sedan
    • It gets new Z-shaped 3D LED wraparound taillamps
    • India's first connected car with Alexa remote capability
    • Delivers spirited driving performance
    • Rivals offer a Diesel engine option
    • Limited Space on offer
    • Premium features not available
    • No Diesel Automatic Combo
    • No Adjustable Headrests on the Rear Bench
    • Average Mileage

    Detailed Comparison of Rapid and City


    Rapid comes loaded with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount). City has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Central Locking, EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill Assist, ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount).


    Skoda Rapid has features like Keyless Entry and Honda City, on the other hand, has Adjustable Headrests, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Glove Box Cooling, Cruise Control, Navigation System, Voice Recognition.


    Both Rapid & City have Power Steering, Rear Amrest, Driver's seat heigth adjust. Moreover, Honda City also has Multifunction Display, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Start / Stop Button.


    Rapid comes with a 3 cylinder, 999 cc, 1.0L TSI Petrol,999 cc& 3 Cylinders Inline& 4 Valves/Cylinder& DOHC Petrol Engine which can generate 110 PS @ 5000rpm power and 175 Nm @ 1750rpm torque. Honda City, on the contrary comes with a 4 cylinder, 1498 cc, 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC with VTC Petrol Engine Petrol engine which can generate 121 PS @ 6600 rpm power and 145 Nm @ 4300 rpm torque.


    Skoda Rapid has a warranty of 4 Years/100000 Kms and Honda City has 3 Years/Unlimited Kms Warranty.


    Rapid has 4 doors and 5 seats. It is an Sedan with 460 Litres boot space, 55 Litres fuel tank capacity and a ground clearance of 116 mm. It is 1699 mm wide, 1466 mm high and 4413 mm long. It has 1112-1138 Kg kerb weight and 2552 mm wheel base. Alternativelly, City is an Sedan with 4 doors and 5 seats, 40 Litres fuel tank capacity, 506 Litres boot space, 135 mm ground clearance. It has 1489 mm height, 4549 mm length, 1748 mm width, and 1107-1153 Kg kerb weight.


    Skoda Rapid comes with FWD (Front Wheel Drive) and 6 Speed Manual transmission. And City comes with FWD (Front Wheel Drive) and 6 Speed Manual transmission.

    Brakes, Suspensions and Tyres

    Rapid has Disc brakes, Mc Pherson Suspension With Lower Triangular Links And Torsion Stabiliser suspension with Compound link crank-axle suspension and Drum brakes in rear wheels. It has a 185/60 R15 front tyre size. Contrastingly, Honda City has Mc Pherson Strut With Coil Spring suspension and Ventilated Disc brakes in 185/55 R16 sized front wheels. It has Drum brakes in rear wheels.

    Skoda Rapid and Honda City User Reviews

    • RA
      Rajat Agrawal
      Posted On: 29 July, 2020
      Review for Skoda Rapid

      Pocket Rocket with good comfort

      I bought the Skoda Rapid Rider TSI variant recently and I am one of the lucky owners as the Rider variant has recently been discontinued. The Rapid Rider is the most affordable family sedan one can buy the Indian market. But it is a great car to drive, the 1.0-litre TSI engine is a gem and it may produce less than its competition, the punch is just amazing. The engine loves to rev and it also gets loud on the top end. The gear shifts are smooth but not very precise. The bad part is that the mileage drops significantly once you start driving it like a maniac. The comfort is also good but the interior feels extremely dated. If you want the fun to drive car, you should consider the Rapid.

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    • GS
      Gajajnand Sharma
      Posted On: 20 July, 2020
      Review for Skoda Rapid

      Rapid Diesel is a Gem

      I own a 2017 Skoda Rapid Facelift. I bought the Rapid with the diesel engine option. I am an automobile enthusiast and I already knew that the Rapid and Vento are same but the Rapid looks more appealing to me and so I bought it. I purchased the diesel model, the 1.5-litre engine but with the manual gearbox as I love driving manual cars. The Rapid diesel is a very frugal car, it delivers around 14-15 kmpl in the city and around 18-20 kmpl on the highways if I drive it at 80 kmph constantly. The service cost isn’t also much but parts availability can be an issue if you live in tier 2 cities. Overall, I would say the Rapid is a good car but now looks dated.

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    • Ma
      Majid ali
      Posted On: 24 December, 2020
      Review for Honda City

      Good no cars I LOVE Honda city car fabulous

    • Dk
      Diwakar kumar
      Posted On: 14 September, 2021
      Review for Honda City

      perfect sedan

      Space and comfort are best in class& and it's better than many compact SUVs& low maintenance& and highly reliable.

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    Skoda Rapid vs Honda City FAQs

    • What is the on-road price of Skoda Rapid?

      The on-road price of Skoda Rapid is Rs. 8.75 Lakh in New Delhi

    • What is the on-road price of Honda City?

      The on-road price of Honda City is Rs. 13.18 Lakh in New Delhi

    • What is the mileage of Skoda Rapid?

      The mileage of Skoda Rapid is 18.97 kmpl as per the ARAI.

    • What is the mileage of Honda City?

      The mileage of Honda City is 17.8 kmpl as per the ARAI.

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