Thursday, November 17, 2011

Skoda Rapid Vs Ford Fiesta Diesel-2011| Which One Diesel Engine Is More Worthy For Indian Market?

Our car comparison series on has been getting a lot of appreciation and because of this only we are encouraged to work more on the same. In this post we will compare the diesel variants of Skoda Rapid and 2011 Ford Fiesta.

Skoda Rapid2011 Ford Fiesta

The Rapid’s looks are not exceptional and it looks somewhat similar to Volkswagen Vento. Except from the front which resembles Skoda Fabia all the angles will remind you of Vento. Inspite of the chrome inserts on the body it does not appeal much, though it looks good enough.

The 2011 Fiesta is one beautiful machine that can draw your attention even from a distance. The road presence is strong and specially the design has been so well implemented.

Make / Specification

Skoda Rapid

Ford Fiesta

Overall Length

4386 mm

4291 mm

Overall Height

1466 mm

1496 mm

Overall Width

1699 mm

1722 mm

Overall Wheelbase

2552 mm

2489 mm

In proportions, the Fiesta is marginally taller and wider. On the other hand the Rapid is longer and also has a better wheelbase

Skoda Rapid Interiors Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Interiors

Skoda Rapid Interiors2011 Ford Fiesta Interiors

On the design front the Rapid is disappointing with its interiors resembling to that of Vento. The Fiesta contrastingly gets a really modern design on the inside with enough buttons to attract you. Both the models are quite comfortable and satisfactorily spacious. They have some common features like airbags, automatic climate control, ABS, EBD, etc. but importantly the Fiesta being on the more expensive side offers some class leading features.

Engine Specifications:

Make / Specification

Skoda Rapid

Ford Fiesta

Displacement (cc)

1598 TDI


No. of cylinders


4 / CRDI

Max. Power (hp)

105BHp @ 4400rpm

88.8BHP @ 3750rpm

Max. Torque

250Nm @ 2500rpm

204Nm @ 2750rpm


5 speed - Manual

5 speed - Manual

Mileage (Kmpl)



Type Of Fuel



The Rapid’s 1.6 L unit is powerful enough and at the same time delivers impressive mileage of 20 KMPL. The Fiesta with its 1.5 Liter, smaller engine, delivers an appreciable 204 Nm @ 2000-2750 RPM but the most interesting part is its groundbreaking mileage of 23.5 KMPL.

Handling Performance:

Rapid’s engine is super powerful and delivers impressive power and torque but the real driving pleasure can only be obtained in the 2011 Fiesta. Fiesta is known for its handling and fantastic behavior on road whereas the Rapid is not as impressive as the former but is appreciably good.

Skoda Rapid Diesel Vs 2011 Ford Fiesta Diesel Price

Prices of Skoda Rapid Diesel Ex-showroom Delhi

Skoda Rapid Diesel

Ford Fiesta Diesel 2011

Active 1.6 TDI CR : Rs 7.95 Lakhs

Style at Rs. 9.27 Lakhs

Ambition r1.6 TDI CR : Rs 8.29 Lakhs

·                                    Trend at Rs. 9.77 Lakhs

Elegance 1.6 TDI CR : Rs 9.19 Lakhs

·                                 Titanium at Rs. 10.17 Lakhs


                      Titanium+  at Rs. 10.42 Lakhs


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