Comparison Review: Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid

General Introduction

The upgraded Skoda Rapid has become one of the most competitive contenders in the market. And the new generation of Hyundai Verna has also adapted some great improvements. We will launch a comparison between them from the parameters of Ride Quality, On-Road Price, Safety, Exterior, Interior, Specifications & Features, Dimensions, Mileage, Colour, and Ground Clearance.

Ride Quality

  • Hyundai Verna

The kerb weight of Hyundai Verna is relatively lighter compared with its main competitors so when you step your foot onto the acceleration pedal, you can feel a direct and quick response from the engine. And the Hyundai has replaced the old-speed auto transmission with a 6-speed auto transmission while the 6-speed manual transmission is retained. The steering is light when at low speeds, but with the speeds up, the steering would feel heavier. The new suspension and chassis set up also contribute to the good ride quality of Hyundai Verna.

  • Skoda Rapid

The engine of Skoda Rapid didn' t receive some refinement so you would get some noise from it. You can even hear the clatter when the engine is cold. However, the power performance remains good since you barely need to shift the gear in order to acquire a better power. The gear shift is slightly heavy but it slots in quite well. The suspension set-up also did not receive any refinements but it can absorb bumps and bad sections nicely. Besides, the ride and handling are so outstanding that you can throw the Skoda Rapid around corners with plenty of fun.

On road price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

  • Hyundai Verna on road price:

Hyundai Verna has listed a price range from ₹ 8.18 Lakhs to ₹ 14.08 Lakhs, covering 13 available variants, among which 9 of them are equipped with the manual gearbox and the rest 4 are loaded with the automatic transmission.

  • Skoda Rapid on road price:

Skoda Rapid starts its price from ₹ 8.81 Lakhs to ₹ 12.74 Lakhs, covering 18 available variants, among which 10 of them are equipped with the manual gearbox and the rest of them are loaded with the automatic transmission.

Safety

  • Hyundai Verna:

- 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)

- Seat Belt Warning

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

- Engine immobilizer

- Remote Central Locking

- Speed Sensing Door Lock

- Child Safety Lock

The Hyundai Verna is not very well-featured, but surprisingly, it got a 5-star rating from the safety test launched by ASEAN NCAP.

  • Skoda Rapid:

- 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)

- Middle rear three-point seatbelt

- Seat Belt Warning

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

- Brake Assist (BA)

- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

- Hill Hold Control

- Engine immobilizer

- Central Locking (Remote with Boot Opener)

- Speed Sensing Door Lock

- Child Safety Lock

Skoda Rapid has scored an extraordinary 5-star rating in the safety test launched by the Euro NCAP. If you want more detailed safety information of Skoda Rapid, please click here.

Exterior

  • Hyundai Verna exterior:

With Electrically Adjustable Sunroof / Moonroof, Roof Mounted Antenna, Body-Coloured Bumpers, and Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe loaded, the Hyundai Verna looks unexpectedly sharp and elegant. The front face adopts a hexagonal chrome-lined grille, which contributes to form a Hyundai family face. You can see this similar family face from Hyundai Xcent and the Elantra. Besides, the Halogen Projector headlamps with LED DRLs also look very styling. The profile is similar to the previous version too.

  • Skoda Rapid exterior:

the Skoda Rapid has received some brand-new upgrades. For its front fascia, the Rapid has become sharper. It looks more muscular with a refined front grille, which is filled with vertical stripes. Combine with the LED DRLs, the rectangular head lamps provide a future look. Besides, the front bumper and the hexagonal honeycomb grille below are the highlights of the Skoda Rapid, which add up to the sporty design. As for the side profile, the Skoda Rapid remains the same, but it has the brand new 15-inch “Matone” alloy wheels. The C-shaped tail lamps and an integrated spoiler are also loaded on board.

Interior

  • Hyundai Verna interior:

The interior of the Hyundai Verna is quite well-loaded, with plenty of comfort & convenience features to improve your driving experience. However, there are still lots of room for improvement. One of the biggest disadvantages of its interior is its limited rear-seat space. It is only enough for you to sit in, if you want to stretch your legs little bit, I am afraid that it would be difficult. And another thing is that the Verna is not equipped with soft-touch interior plastics, which could add up its discomfort.

  • Skoda Rapid interior:

The overall build quality is good for Skoda Rapid. On the inside, it gets a brown and beige colour combination. The layout remains the same as its predecessor, so you will get nearly the same dashboard and the similar elements on it. Generally speaking, the interior design of Rapid is out of date; it looks pretty old and is not suitable for young generation.

Petrol & diesel mileage

  • Hyundai Verna petrol & diesel mileage: 16.66 to 24.75 kmpl, click to check its actual mileage
  • Skoda Rapid petrol & diesel mileage: 14.84 to 21.72 kmpl, click to check its actual mileage.

Dimensions

  • Hyundai Verna dimensions (length/weight/width/height):

Length

4490 mm

Width

1729 mm

Height

1475 mm

Wheelbase

2600 mm

Kerb Weight

1170 kg

  • Skoda Rapid dimensions (length/weight/width/height):

Length

4413 mm

Width

1699 mm

Height

1466 mm

Wheelbase

2552 mm

Kerb Weight

1111 kg

Hyundai Verna is longer, wider and higher than Skoda Rapid, and it is also 59 kg heavier than Rapid.

Colours

  • Hyundai Verna colours:

There are 7 available colours launched by Hyundai Verna: Fiery Red, Polar White, Phantom Black, Typhoon Silver, Alpha Blue, Titan Grey, and Starry Night.

  • Skoda Rapid colours:

Skoda Rapid is available in 6 colour options: Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Flash Red, Lapiz Blue, and Carbo Steel.

Ground Clearance

  • Hyundai Verna ground clearance:165 mm
  • Skoda Rapid ground clearance: 163 mm

Both Hyundai Verna and Skoda Rapid have the typical ground clearance of sedans, the Verna is only 2 mm higher than the Rapid.

Specifications & Features

  • Hyundai Verna specifications & features:

Engine:

- 1386cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

- 1396cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

- 1591cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

- 1582cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Fuel Type:

- Petrol

- Diesel

Max Power & Max Torque:

- 99 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 132 Nm @ 4000 rpm

- 89 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 220 Nm @ 1500 rpm

- 121 bhp @ 6400 rpm & 151 Nm @ 4850 rpm

- 126 bhp @ 4000 rpm & 260 Nm @ 1500 rpm

Drivetrain:

- FWD

Transmission:

- Manual – 6 Gears

- Automatic – 6 Gears

Turbocharger / Supercharger:

- Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Emission Standard:

- BS 4

  • Skoda Rapid specifications & features:

Engine:

- 1598cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

- 1498cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type:

- petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, 16 V DOHC, transverse in front

- turbocharged engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16 V DOHC, transverse in front

Fuel Type:

- Petrol

- Diesel

Max Power & Max Torque:

- 104 bhp @ 5200 rpm & 153 Nm @ 3750 rpm

- 109 bhp @ 4000 rpm & 250 Nm @ 1500 rpm

Drivetrain:

- FWD

Transmission:

- Manual – 5 Gears

- Automatic – 6 Gears, Dual Clutch, Conventional Shift, Sport Mode

- Automatic – 7 Gears, Dual Clutch, Conventional Shift, Sport Mode

Turbocharged / Supercharger:

- Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Emission Standard:

- BS 4

Conclusion:

Considering the budget and the value for money, if you are holding a budget under ₹ 10 Lakhs, the Hyundai Verna would be a wise choice. If you are holding a budget over ₹ 10 Lakhs, Skoda Rapid would be a better choice.

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