Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia | Which One Should You Pick?

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Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia | Which One Should You Pick?

With the launch of the Volkswagen Virtus, the mid-size sedan segment has got another capable option that is worthy enough of all the attention. But now with two promising sedans sharing the same lineage, the choice for sedan consumers is surely going to get tough. And if you two are confused between the two, here’s the Volkswagen Virtus vs the Skoda Slavia.

Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia Dimension

Volkswagen Virtus
  Volkswagen Virtus Skoda Slavia
Length (mm) 4561 4541
Width (mm) 1752 1752
Height (mm) 1507 1507
Wheelbase (mm) 2651 2651
Boot space (litre) 521 521

 

Skoda Slavia

So as the head-on comparison above shows, the Virtus is the larger sedan among the two. In fact, the Virtus is the largest sedan in its segment, beating the City, Verna and Ciaz as well. In addition to the additional length, the Virtus offer similar specs as offered by the Slavia, with no major difference except the looks, which at the end of the day is a subjective choice. The Virtus however, being longer offer better sedan looks.

Checkout: Skoda Slavia 1.0L TSI Launched. Starts At ₹10.69 Lakhs

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Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia Engine, Gearbox and Transmission

Skoda Slavia VS Volkswagen Virtus- What’s Different?
  Volkswagen Virtus Skoda Slavia
Engine 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI
Type 3 Cyl Turbo Petrol and 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol 3 Cyl Turbo Petrol and 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Power (HP) 115 and 150 115/150
Torque (Nm) 175/250 175/250
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual/ 6-speed torque-converter/ 7-speed DSG 6-speed manual/ 6-speed torque-converter/ 7-speed DSG

 

As is evident from the comparison above both the Virtus as well as the Slavia are petrol-only offerings with both sedans offering either a 1.0-litre TSI or a bigger 1.5-litre TSI with a 6-speed manual (both) or 6-speed torque-converter (1.0 Litre) or a 7-speed DSG depending (1.5 Litre). Nonetheless, in terms of performance, both sedans are superb and can perform well in both cities as well as the highways.

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Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia Features

Skoda Slavia Interior

When it comes to sedans, features are the topmost priority. And staying true to all the hype both the Virtus as well as the Slavia offer top-notch features onboard, that is almost totally identical.

Both the Virtus as well as the Skoda Slavia get the same key features that include stuff like 7-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, 10-inch touch infotainment with Apple Car Play and Android Auto along with features such as rear air-con vents, ventilated front seat, wireless chargers, electric sunroof etc.

However, as per the latest updates from Skoda, the 10 Inch touch infotainment onboard the Slavia will be replaced with a smaller 8 Inch touch infotainment due to the ongoing chip shortage and will be missing the wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto features.

Volkswagen Virtus Dashboard

Nonetheless, while most of the key features onboard are identical on both sedans, the Slavia stands out with its unique two-spoke steering wheel, compared to the Virtus’ conventional three-spoke steering wheel. The air-con vents on the Slavia also get chrome surrounds, and VW Virtus makes up for that funky body colour inserts on the dashboard in the top-spec models.

Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia Price

  Volkswagen Virtus Skoda Slavia
Ex-showroom price (Delhi) ₹11.22 lakh – ₹17.92 lakh ₹10.99 lakh – ₹18.39 lakh

 

When it comes to price, the Virtus offers better affordability with prices starting at Rs. 11.21 Lakhs all the way up to Rs. 17.91 Lakhs. The Slavia on the other hand is priced at Rs. 10.99 Lakhs to 18.39 Lakhs.

So this was the Volkswagen Virtus vs. Skoda Slavia. While both sedans are almost identical in terms of features, looks are what can ultimately help you make your decision. At the same time, however, it is crucial to note that the Virtus offers a better price point on the higher spectrum with the top model priced at Rs. 17.91 Lakhs. Stay pinned to the GoMechanic Blog for everything automotive.