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Maruti Baleno vs Skoda Rapid

Maruti Baleno vs Skoda Rapid Summary

Skoda Rapid Price starts at Rs. 7.79 Lakh which is Rs. 1.65 Lakh costlier than base model of Maruti Baleno priced at Rs. 6.14 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Maruti Baleno (Petrol Model) is 21 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Skoda Rapid (Petrol Model) is 19 kmpl. In technical specifications, Maruti Baleno (Top Model) is powered by 1197 cc engine , while Skoda Rapid (Top Model) is powered by 999 cc engine. 55% users have chosen Skoda Rapid over Maruti Suzuki Baleno in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Baleno Alpha CVTRapid 1.0 TSI Matte Edition AT
Brand Maruti Suzuki Skoda
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 9.66 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.49 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.1
(2513 Ratings)
4.3
(580 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1197 cc 999 cc
Body Type HatchbackAll Hatchback Cars Sedan,Mid_Size_SedanAll Sedan Cars
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Max Power 81.80bhp@6000rpm 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 3
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box CVT 6 Speed
Drive Type FWD FWD
Colors
Baleno Colors
Rapid Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 19.56 Kmpl 16.24 Kmpl
Tyre Size 195/55 R16 195/55 R16
Boot Space 339 Liters 460 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) ... 116 mm
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control No Yes
Airbags Driver and Passenger Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 41,518 Baleno Insurance Rs. 46,368 Rapid Insurance

Engine Type
1.2L VVT Engine
1.0L TSI Petrol
Engine Displacement
1197 cc
999 cc
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Max Power
81.80bhp@6000rpm
108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
Max Torque
113Nm@4200rpm
175nm@1750-4000rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
3
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
CVT
6 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
FWD
FWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
...
Fuel Supply System
MPFI
Direct Injection
Kerb Weight
910-935 Kg
1139-1169 Kg
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
...
Fast Charging
...

Mileage (ARAI)
19.56 Kmpl
16.24 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
12.36 Sec
...

Suspension Front
MacPherson Strut
McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabaliser
Suspension Rear
Torsion Beam
Compound link crank-axle
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
4.9
5.3
Tyre Size
195/55 R16
195/55 R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R16
R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
...
Additional Interior Features
Metal Finish Inside Door Handles, Glove Box Illumination, Luggage Room Illumination, Front Footwell Illumination, Colored TFT with Multi Information Display, Metal Finish Tipped Parking Brake
Chrome décor for interior door handles,Chrome décor for gear-shift selector, locking button of handbrake,Chrome trim on air conditioning vents and duct sliders,Chrome trim on steering wheel,Dual tone Tellur Grey Interiors,Piano Black décor on the gear-shift console,SuperSport flat bottom steering wheel with black stitching,Premium black leatherette upholstery with Alcantara inserts,Handbrake lever with leatherette cover base,Multi-function display (MFD) of Travelling time, Distance travelled, Average speed, Immediate consumption, Average consumption, Travel distance before refuelling, Service Interval, Outside temperature, Clock,Reading spot lamps at the rear,Illumination of luggage compartment,Illumination of glovebox,Stainless steel scuff plates with Rapid inscriptio
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
5
4
Boot Space
339 Liters
460 Liters
Fuel Capacity
37 Liters
55 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps
,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights
Trunk Opener
Lever
Remote
Additional Exterior Features
Chrome Door Handles, Body Coloured ORVMs, Body Coloured Bumpers, Back Door Spoiler, A+B+C Pillar Blackout, Auto Folding ORVMs, Premium LED Rear Combination Lamp, UV Cut Glass
Glossy Black radiator grille,Glossy Black door handles,Glossy Black exterior mirrors,Body colour bumpers,Glossy Black décor on B-pillar,Bolt caps,Quartz cut headlights with chrome eyelashes,Projector lens technology,Rear diffuser,Glossy Black body side moulding,Glossy Black front spoiler,Glossy Black tailgate spoiler,Glossy Black trunk lip garnish
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
...
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
...
Ground Clearance (Laden)
...
116 mm
Length*Width*Height
3995*1745*1510 mm3
4413*1699*1466 mm3
Wheelbase
2520 mm
2552 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
170 mm
...

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
Smart Play Infotainment System, Smart Phone Connect/ Apple CarPlay
Large Format Display, SD/MMC Data Card Reader
Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
...
Addtional Comfort Features
Driver and Co Driver Visor, Rear Parcel Shelf, Co Driver Vanity Lamp, UV Cut Glass
Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with electronic regulation of cabin temperature,Adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console,Dust and pollen filter,USB Air purifier,Tinted windows and windscreen,Dead pedal for footrest,Front sun visors,Vanity mirror in front passenger side sun visor,Rear windscreen sunblind,Foldable roof handles, for front and rear passengers,Storage compartment in the front and rear doors,Storage pockets behind the front seats,SmartClip card holder,Coat hook on rear roof handles and B-pillars,Retaining strip on the driver sun visor
USB Charger
Front
...
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
...
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
Not Available
...
Luggage Hook and Net
...
Battery Saver
...
Lane Change Indicator
...
Additional Entertainment Features
AHA platform (through SmartPlay Studio app)
16.51 cm Drive Audio Player central infotainment system,GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth
Smart Entry
...
Massage Seats
Not Available
...
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
...
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
All
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
...
Drive Modes
...
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
4
4
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat
60:40 Split
...
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
...
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
...
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
...
Adjustable Head Lights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Sun Roof
...
Moon Roof
...

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
2
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
...
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
...
Head-Up Display
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
Blind Spot Monitor
...
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
...
360 View Camera
...
Airbags
Driver and Passenger
Driver and Passenger
Seat Belts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
...
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
...
Traction Control System (TCS)
...
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
Front
Both
Rear Wash Wiper
...
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Maruti Baleno

  • Nicely loaded
  • efficient engines
  • petrol options are BS6 compliant
  • loads of space for a hatchback and more than some sedans too!

Skoda Rapid

  • Build quality. Peppy and efficient turbo-petrol engine. New 6-speed torque converter has no power lag. Ride and handling.

Maruti Baleno

  • Lacklustre diesel motor
  • build quality
  • CVT automatic isn't the best

Skoda Rapid

  • Missing modern features. Transmission too eager for slow daily commutes and weak infotainment package.
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Baleno and Rapid Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is better, Swift or Baleno?
  • Both Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Maruti Suzuki Swift are brilliant vehicles and offer a lot, however, they both have different traits and are from different segment. Maruti Baleno is a premium hatch back and would be a good option if you are looking for a car with plenty of features, efficient engine options and more space than a number of more expensive sedans. On the other hand, if you are eyeing for an enthusiasts car without compromising on the practicality and fuel efficiency, then the Swift is the one to go with. For a better understanding of compatibility and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership. Read More: - Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift
  • In swift and Baleno I would prefer you to go with baleno as swift is one segment lower than that of Baleno and baleno get most features from its Delta model whereas swift even doesn't get the projectors in second top model, Baleno gets more space as compared to swift
  • It is different segment altogether. So if you are looking for more space, more features and a premium feel to the same engine then go for Baleno without any doubts. But swift is a daily commuter for crowded city like Mumbai and is dynamic in performance
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Q. Which variant of Baleno is good to buy?
  • Though value for money is Delta, if you are someone who wants more in your car, you will end up spending more for accessories. Zeta is a better buy as only difference when i got mine was lack of display screen and projector headlamp. Got music system for 22k and prijector headlamp did not matter alot so ended up saving 60k
  • If you want a basic variant go for Sigma but if you want the best value for your money, go for the zeta variant as it has all the features and is much better than the delta variant with a price difference of only ₹70000
  • Best version is rs , which is the sports version. Otherwise go with the top variant petrol or diesel. It has different head lamps and tail lamps , very stylish .
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Q. Which car is best Baleno or Elite i20?
  • Friend I'm not agree with you. I am using i20 for two and half years and I drive approx 50 kms daily on almost all types of roads in city, highways as well as rural areas. This car is awesome in terms of quality, stable handling, safety etc. One day I've seen two guys sitting on my bonnet and no dent took place. Many more times I have witnessed the robust built quality of this car. The only downside is lower mileage in city driving (about 10-13). But on highway it is ok and gives approx 16-18 kmpl. The car is very comfortable. The engine runs butter smooth and absolutely silent like electric motor. Many times I've driven continuously for more than 6 hrs without any discomfort. I haven't used Maruti baleno but I'm quite satisfied with the silent and butter smooth performance of i20. This car is definitely a fantastic, highly admirable and premium quality machine.
  • 1. Baleno is way better at handling and economy, whereas i20 is better at pickup. 2. i20 as any other Hyundai other than Verna has a stubborn steering wheel, also due to the lack of dynamics i20 tends to leave the road more than often.3. Baleno is a premium car in the segment with best boot space, refined engine, better mileage, non-comparable ownership costs (i20 has worse service costs). MSIL has managed to overcome the Hyundai benefit by offering a host of features in their NEXA segmented cars.4. Baleno has better safety options with its technology.5. Baleno is an exceptionally well designed, feature-rich car. For the utmost level of safety, go for S-Cross.*****Flaunt your Baleno blind-folded.
  • At some points you are wrong... I agree Baleno gives you the better performance and acceleration... But i20 on the other hand gives you more features than Baleno... Gives you better build quality than Baleno, gives you more good feel and touch of material... Even i20 has a better road presence...i20 has better safety options and has better breaking than its rivals... It's infotainment system is more sleek and smooth than Baleno... i20 engine is more refined and silent ... But in terms of better performance, mileage and acceleration definetly Baleno tooks a lead here... Now if you are still confused which one to buy then go for tata altroz... :)
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Baleno Vs Rapid Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between Baleno vs Rapid?

As per the users experiences Maruti Baleno is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for maintenance in your car. But Skoda Rapid is better on the grounds of performance, comfort and safety. On the basis of mileage and features user have rated both the cars equally.

Which car is cheaper Baleno vs Rapid?

The Maruti Baleno is cheaper than Skoda Rapid by Rs. 3.83 Lakh.

Which car has better mileage Baleno vs Rapid?

The Maruti Baleno delivers better mileage 19.56 Kmpl.

Which car offers better performance Baleno vs Rapid?

For the Alpha CVT version, 1197 cc Petrol engine of Baleno produces 81.80bhp@6000rpm of power and 113Nm@4200rpm of torque. Whereas for the 1.0 TSI Matte Edition AT version, 999 cc Petrol engine of Rapid produces 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm of power and 175nm@1750-4000rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Maruti Baleno has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Maruti Baleno
  • Skoda Rapid
  • 5.0

    It's a beautiful car and stands to the classification of being a premium hatch back.. True ambient feel inside the cabin.. Best for a family of upto 5 as all 5 can fit without any space shortage.. Love every bit of my car.. Service delivery team is supportive and manage the customer relations well (showroom from where I bought my car, so this is personal comment). Words won't be enough so let me wrap up saying the best premium hatch back I have driven so far..

  • 5.0

    Maruti suzuki nexa baleno sigma model is a very good car.I purchased this car in the july 2021.I am totally satisfied from this car.Alhamdulillah by allah's grace.Abhi nayi hai isliye ye car jo hai mileage kam de rahi hai.Lekin.Jo hai ek do servicing ke baad mein jo hai insha allah tala mileage iska barh jayega.Maruti suzuki nexa baleno sigma model is a very much good hatchback car.

  • 5.0

    Best buy in range of 6 to 8 lakh, Good comfort, Big boot space, Huge leg room, Best economy in class, Better power delivery with respect to other hatchbacks, Well balanced car loved all hides in planes as well as hills.You can do moderate off roading also.Very low maintenance as a whole good car to have it.

  • 5.0

    Low ground clearance so, I want mahindra scorpio because i need to go for my small scale business.For which i couldn't travel with my baleno car.As i have ride my friends scorpio i really felt that it was a good suv car for my daily travel.So, I chosse scorpio and to sell back my baleno.

  • 5.0

    Fantastic and marvelous ride ,much leg space, overall good shape and best in segments and also in interior and exterior of the car .The car 220km/per as its maximum speed .It has smart sensing ac and revere control.the radio has entirely different system from other cars in I India

Baleno User Reviews
  • 5.0

    The car is extremely comfortable with well-cushioned seats.The steering is well configured to offer better control on the road.The car build quality is the best in the segment which ensures passenger's safety on the road.The car offers decent mileage both in the city (11 kmpl) and on the highway (18 kmpl).My experience with the after-sale service is good.The service includes home pick up and drop, Car wash, Interior polish, Oil change, Ac filter cleaning, And some other things.The service cost me rs 8362.

  • 5.0

    Skoda rapid is the best in its range a very luxurious sedan with very good looks and a great mileage.It gives about 18kmpl on road.The sitting capacity is 6 people comfortably with minor adjustments.It gives you a good sound system and bluetooth connection is also available.You can also go to long drives because it is very comfortable to long rides also.You can relax upon its safety i guarantee you.

  • 5.0

    Zero to minimum vibrations. Feel safe when inside the car, very good family carValue for moneyService cost is comparable to other similar carsI didn't find any issue with the after sales service yet. The service center calls me every year to remind me for the service, provides free pick up and drop service.Overall, the car was trouble free for the last five years and my family enjoys riding in it.

  • 5.0

    Design that brilliantly & elegantly ages, Performance that puts a grin on your face every time you floor the metal.Built like a tank, Which makes you feel safe doesn't matter even if you are driving at a high speed.Though have heard of aftersales issues from other owners on various portals but over the 6years of ownership, Never once had an issue either with the car or the service center.

  • 5.0

    its been about 6 years now where I get my hands on skoda rapid very solid very confident,punchy and secure to drive always till now. i drived some vehicles,but none give you the feel of that power and confidence, recommend this to anyone who wants a senden in this segment,things mainly needed to changed Michelin tyre and hid headlamps and a tweeter,addition a sub if possible

Rapid User Reviews

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