Skoda Rapid TSI vs Volkswagen Polo TSI AT - COMPARISON
Skoda Rapid TSI vs Volkswagen Polo TSI AT - Our Expert Comparison Report on Price, Mileage, Features
Skoda has launched the new Rapid TSI recently and the pricing is again very aggressive. Skoda did it with the Rapid Rider where it undercut many cars plus here again the automatic TSI Rapid is cheaper than other automatic cars. So should you consider the Rapid TSI automatic or should you look at the Volkswagen Polo TSI AT which also falls at this price point? We tell you.
Let us get straight to it as the new Rapid TSI and Polo TSI share the same 1.0 TSI engine which makes 110 bhp and 175Nm of torque. The automatic is also the same with both the Rapid and Polo TSI getting the 6-speed automatic torque converter. The Polo since it is a smaller car offers slightly more performance but both cars are quite fun to drive. The TSI motor is smooth in both while the automatic is responsive. You do not get the three cylinder noise and the torque is strong. Due to the automatic, you feel less of the torque rush as the automatic makes it more linear but it still fast. What you will like in both is the ease in which the car drives in the city. The Polo feels smaller and more for traffic overtaking and fun due to the size. The Rapid is also agile but rides slightly better with being better in terms of comfort overall. In terms of efficiency you get 16.24 kmpl in the Rapid TSI AT while it is 18.24 kmpl for the Polo.
FEATURES AND SPACE COMPARISON
The Rapid TSI and Polo TSI both lag behind Hyundai cars at this price but both do offer you basic features and comforts you need. The Rapid offers you more like rear ac vents and also it is the more spacious plus practical car. The Rapid gets you a bigger boot also being a sedan.
The Polo TSI AT starts at Rs 9.13 lakh while the top-end GT is Rs 9.6 lakh. The Rapid TSI starts at Rs 9.4 lakh while the top-end is Rs 13.2 lakh. The Rapid in its entry and mid variants is priced similar to the Polo TSI AT give or take some money. The Rapid TSI is the more practical buy with more space and features while the Polo TSI is the more fun being with a hatchback. Our suggestion is if you love driving get the Polo, especially if you do not use the rear seats, else the Rapid is the one if an all-rounder is what you would like.
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