Skoda Rapid Variants Compared – Choose The Right Trim of Punchy Sedan

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Find out which variant of Skoda Rapid is worth buying for you. Keep reading this post and we will assist you to choose better.

Skoda is one of the few German automakers in India which makes affordable vehicles for customers. It has been around for quite a while now and has been doing well for itself. Skoda is famous for offering premium sedans in India and they are not very expensive either. Moreover, the quality is superior to other brands available in the market and that is one of the major reasons why people choose these vehicles. However, they have a very distinct and limited customer base and majority of the people do not go for these vehicles. This has not managed to unsettle the company and they have been consistently working towards giving people quality offerings. Skoda Rapid is one such offering that is fairly popular and if you are planning to buy it, keep reading the post to get a larger perspective.

Engine Details Table

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Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Rider 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Rider Plus 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Rider Plus AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175
Ambition 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Onyx 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Ambition AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175
Onyx AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175
Matte Edition 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Style 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Monte Carlo 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 108 175
Matte Edition AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175
Style AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175
Monte Carlo AT 1.0-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 108 175

 

Skoda Rapid has plenty of variants on offer but all of them come with a single petrol engine on offer which produces 108 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. These are some good figures for a vehicle of this segment and the drive from the sedan is sublime as well. It never feels lethargic or underpowered and will prove to be a good highway and city vehicle.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Rider Rs 7.79 Lakhs
Rider Plus Rs 8.19 Lakhs
Rider Plus AT Rs 9.69 Lakhs
Ambition Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Onyx Rs 10.19 Lakhs
Ambition AT Rs 11.49 Lakhs
Onyx AT Rs 11.69 Lakhs
Matte Edition Rs 11.99 Lakhs
Style Rs 11.69 Lakhs
Monte Carlo Rs 11.99 Lakhs
Matte Edition AT Rs 13.49 Lakhs
Style AT Rs 12.99 Lakhs
Monte Carlo AT Rs 13.29 Lakhs

 

Skoda Rapid has a very extensive price range. It starts from a bracket where every other compact sedan starts from but goes up to the price range of mid-size sedans. There is a variant for everybody in this range, people with a budget constraint can buy the lower variants without a hitch and people who want the best experience can spend their money on the top variants.

Safety Features

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Features Rider Rider Plus Rider Plus AT Ambition Onyx Ambition AT Onyx AT
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No No No No No No No
Electronic Stability Control No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Rear Camera No No No No No No No
Hill Assist No No Yes No No Yes Yes

 

Features Matte Edition Style Monte Carlo Matte Edition AT Style AT Monte Carlo AT
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 2 4 2 2 4 2
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control No No No Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist No No No Yes Yes Yes

 

Skoda Rapid gets plenty of safety features in every variant. However, it misses out on ISOFIX child seat mounts which could have been included in the top trims. Nonetheless, the vehicle is equipped with all the safety features one can expect at this price point.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Features Rider Rider Plus Rider Plus AT Ambition Onyx Ambition AT Onyx AT
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control No No No No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Glovebox Cooling No No No No No No No

 

Features Matte Edition Style Monte Carlo Matte Edition AT Style AT Monte Carlo AT
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Glovebox Cooling No Yes Yes No Yes Yes

 

When it comes to comfort and convenience features, Skoda Rapid is equipped with plenty. All the variants are equipped with almost all the features with only one or two features missing. This is a good thing as people would still like to consider the vehicle as their comfort will not be hampered if they buy a lower variant.

Entertainment and Interior

rapid interior

Features Rider Rider Plus Rider Plus AT Ambition Onyx Ambition AT Onyx AT
Leather Seats No No No No Yes No Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No No No No No No No
Leather Wrap Gear Selector No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen No 6.5-inch 6.5-inch 6.5-inch 6.5-inch 6.5-inch 6.5-inch
Android Auto No No No No No No No

 

Features Matte Edition Style Monte Carlo Matte Edition AT Style AT Monte Carlo AT
Leather Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes No No Yes No No
Leather Wrap Gear Selector Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen 6.5-inch 8-inch 8-inch 6.5-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Android Auto No Yes Yes No Yes Yes

 

As one can derive from the table, Skoda Rapid has plenty of interior and connectivity features which makes the interior experience pleasant and worthwhile. The features provided are in-line with the rivals but it misses out on Apple CarPlay and the lower trims get a smaller touchscreen as well which lacks android auto. Overall, the features are present in abundance but could have added a few more useful items to the list.

Conclusion

Skoda Rapid is a compact sedan that has been around for quite some time and it comes with a single petrol engine that produces 108 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. It is a powerful engine and is a versatile motor which translates to the fact that it is a good city and highway performer. Moreover, it is a spacious vehicle and can be used as a family vehicle. After considering all the departments and analyzing everything, the most value for money variants turn out to be Ambition and Onyx in manual and automatic. They get all the features that are necessary and fall in the right price band.

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