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    2020 Ford Freestyle vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 05 Aug 2020

    Which B2-segment hatchback is better: Ford Freestyle or Volkswagen Polo? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Ford Freestyle vs Volkswagen Polo

    Freestyle 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    FREESTYLE VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Ford Freestyle

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Ambiente

    ₹5.99

    Trendline

    ₹5.83

    Trend

    ₹6.54

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6.77

    Titanium

    ₹7.04

    Highline Plus TSI

    ₹8.02

    Titanium+

    ₹7.39

       


    Ford Freestyle prices start from Rs. 5.99 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.39 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Volkswagen Polo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.83 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.02 lakh.

    FREESTYLE VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

     

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

       

    Highline Plus Turbo

    ₹9.13


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, VW Polo comes with only Highline Plus turbo variant priced at Rs. 9.13 lakh. Ford Freestyle is currently not available with a petrol automatic powertrain.

    Freestyle 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Ford Freestyle is 3954mm long, 1737mm wide and 1570mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2490mm. The Ford Freestyle has a boot space of 257 litres. The Volkswagen Polo measures 3971mm in length, 1682mm in width and 1469mm in height. The wheelbase of the Volkswagen Polo is 2469mm and it has a boot space of 280 litres.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Is Most Value For Money?

    FREESTYLE VS POLO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Ford Freestyle

    Difference

    Volkswagen Polo

    Length (mm)

    3954

    17

    3971

    Width (mm)

    1737

    55

    1682

    Height (mm)

    1570

    101

    1469

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2490

    21

    2469

    Boot Space (litre)

    257

    23

    280

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    25

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    42

    3

    45

    Dimension Review

    • The Polo is longer than the Freestyle by 17mm.
    • The Freestyle is wider than the Polo by 55mm.
    • The Freestyle is taller than the Polo by 101mm.
    • The Freestyle has a longer wheelbase than the Polo; by 21mm.
    • The Polo has 23 litres more boot space than the Freestyle.
    • The Freestyle has 25mm more ground clearance than the Polo.

    In terms of dimensions, the Freestyle is a larger car compared to the Polo. So, it will have a better road presence than the Polo. The Freestyle will also have better rear-seat legroom. The Polo’s back seat is not spacious enough as it can’t accommodate two 6-footers behind one another.

    If you happen to frequently encounter bad roads and want an SUV like ground clearance, then the Freestyle should be your pick as it has 25mm more clearance than the Polo.

    Freestyle 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    FREESTYLE VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Ford Freestyle

    Volkswagen Polo

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.0L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    110PS @ 5000-5500rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    Peak Torque

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.5kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    17.75kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    18.24kmpl

    -

    Freestyle 1.2L Petrol vs Polo 1.0L Petrol

    Ford Freestyle gets a 1.2L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 96PS of maximum power and 119Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 18.5kmpl.

    Volkswagen Polo gets a 1.0L turbo petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Polo turbo petrol manual and automatic have a mileage figure of 18.24kmpl.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Ford Freestyle Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    The Polo also gets a 1.0L 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine as well, that makes 76PS of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 17.75kmpl. This engine has a pathetic torque-to-weight ratio of just 93Nm/tonne - only a little better than the Alto 800. It also suffers from worse fuel consumption.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

    • The Polo has a more powerful engine than the Freestyle.
    • The Polo's TSI engine produces more torque than the Freestyle's.
    • The Freestyle petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Polo manual.

    The Polo's turbo petrol engine offers more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to the Freestyle's engine. But, if you’re interested in one of the lower variants of the Polo, then you’ll have to live with the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine, which has an unacceptable performance considering its price and segment.

    Freestyle 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Freestyle 2020 are:

    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Auto headlamps
    • R15 alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen
    • Push-button start
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Side & curtain airbags
    • Auto AC
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Steering mounted controls

    Notable top features of Polo 2020 are:

    • Dual-beam headlamps w/ cornering lights
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • R16 alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Front armrest
    • Rear AC vents
    • Leather-wrapped steering & gear-shift knob
    • Auto AC
    • Auto wipers
    • Electrically foldable ORVMs
    • Steering mounted controls

    Is the Ford Freestyle better than the Volkswagen Polo?

    Price of the base variant of Ford Freestyle is Rs. 5.99 lakh and Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Freestyle and Polo start at about the same price, but the top variant of the Polo is a lot more expensive.

    In terms of dimensions, the Freestyle is larger than the Polo. So if you want better cabin space and road presence, then you should go with the Freestyle only. There’s also the benefit of higher ground clearance with the Freestyle as it has 190mm of SUV-like clearance. If you drive on bad roads, then the Freestyle is the one you should pick over the Polo.

    Also Read - Ford Freestyle 2020 vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    For petrol powertrain, Polo's turbo engine offers far more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to Freestyle's engine. Both cars have similar mileage figures. You should avoid Polo’s non-turbo engine as it has unacceptable performance and poor fuel efficiency.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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