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Skoda Rapid Active (2014)

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Skoda Rapid Active (2014) review: 19 facts and highlights

Skoda Rapid Active (2014)
Skoda Rapid Active (2014)
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Why is Skoda Rapid Active (2014) better than the average?

  • longer wheelbase
    2.55mvs2.54m
  • greater cargo volume
    460lvs380.6l
  • larger fuel tank
    55lvs47.25l
  • Width
    1.7mvs1.76m
  • Height
    1.47mvs1.5m
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    Unlimited kmvs89132.82km
  • Weight
    1.15tvs1.21t
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Skoda Rapid Active (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2. smaller turn radius

10.6m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4.2m

3. longer basic warranty (km)

Unlimited km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Skoda Rapid Active (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

2yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited yrs

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

460l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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1068l

2. longer wheelbase

2.55m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

3. shorter length

4.39m

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2.34m

4.width

1.7m

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1m

5.height

1.47m

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1.39m

6. lower ground clearance

168mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

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66mm

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

153Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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400Nm

2. larger fuel tank

55l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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3. more horsepower

103hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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306hp

4. larger engine size

1.6l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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3l

5. more cylinders

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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6

6. more valves

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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24

Features

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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