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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. - 2019.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4482 mm
1706 mm
1461 mm
550 liters
1490 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4483 mm
1706 mm
1461 mm
550 liters
1490 liters
55 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.2 TFSI CBZA
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1197 cc
86 hp
160 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.0 R3 Turbo 95
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
999 cc
95 hp
160 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1055 kg
11.8 s
183 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
119 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1170 kg
11.0 s
187 km/h
5.3 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
103 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
dual clutch - 7 gears
1204 kg
11.3 s
189 km/h
5.5 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
107 g/km

Expenses

6350 EUR
Price from
9200 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Volkswagen-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 86hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 95hp one.

Safety

Eventhough they might appear to be different models, both cars are actually structurally the same, so none of the two gets an advantage over the other when it comes to safety.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Škoda does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat, as well as Škoda, with the same average rating of 4.4 out of 5. The same official information place Toledo as average reliability-wise, and Rapid is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Spanish car rank it on average as 3.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Škoda is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 187 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (59 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Seat appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. But one thing that actually could is the performance, with Škoda offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Škoda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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