2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which car is better: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or Volkswagen Polo? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

 

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Volkswagen Polo

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

S-CROSS VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Volkswagen Polo

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Sigma

₹8.39

Trendline

₹5.83

Delta

₹9.60

Comfortline Plus

₹6.77

Zeta

₹9.95

Highline Plus Turbo

₹8.02

Alpha

₹11.16

   


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 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.

S-CROSS VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Volkswagen Polo

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Delta

₹10.84

Highline Plus Turbo

₹9.13

Zeta

₹11.19

   

Alpha

₹12.39

   


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross automatic is Rs. 1.24 lakh more expensive than manual. Volkswagen Polo starts at Rs. 9.13 lakh. Volkswagen Polo automatic is Rs. 1.1 lakh more expensive than the manual.

The price tags communicate that the S Cross is from a different segment altogether.

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

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 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.

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S-CROSS VS POLO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Difference

Volkswagen Polo

Length (mm)

4300

329

3971

Width (mm)

1785

103

1682

Height (mm)

1595

126

1469

Wheelbase (mm)

2600

131

2469

Boot Space (litre)

375

95

280

Ground Clearance(mm)

180

15

165

Fuel Tank (litre)

48

3

45

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

215/60 R16

-

175/70 R14

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

215/60 R16

-

195/55 R16


Dimension Review

  • The S-Cross is longer than the Polo by 329mm.
  • The S-Cross is wider than the Polo by 103mm.
  • The S-Cross is taller than the Polo by 126mm.
  • The S-Cross has a longer wheelbase than the Polo; by 131mm.
  • The S-Cross has 95 litres more boot space than the Polo.
  • The S-Cross has 15mm better ground clearance than the Polo but its barely enough to qualify for the SUV tag.
  • Just like the price tags, the dimensions also prove that the S Cross is a C segment car.
  • Its larger size gives it a better road presence than the Polo.

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

S-CROSS VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Volkswagen Polo

Engine

1.5 L Petrol Hybrid

1.0 L Turbo Petrol

1.0 L Petrol

Displacement

1462 cc

999 cc

999 cc

Cylinder

4

3

3

Maximum Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

76PS @ 6200rpm

Peak Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.55kmpl

18.24kmpl

17.75kmpl

Automatic Transmission

4-Speed Torque Converter

6-speed AT

-

Automatic FE

18.43kmpl

18.24kmpl

-


S-Cross Petrol vs Polo Petrol

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.5 L, 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-Speed Torque Converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AT type automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Polo petrol manual has a mileage of 18.24kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 18.24kmpl.

Polo also gets a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine makes 76PS of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 17.75kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The Polo has a more powerful engine than the S-Cross.
  • The Polos engine produces more torque than the S-Cross.
  • It’s only when you compare their engines that you might feel like the Polo may be from a higher segment. Its torque output from the turbo petrol engine is phenomenal and it’ll have far better drivability than the S Cross without much of a mileage penalty.
  • It’s only the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine that drags down the Polo’s street cred. With this engine, the Polo has lower torque-to-weight ratio than the most affordable car in India - the Datsun Redi Go 0.8 STD variant. This engine of the Polo is best avoided unless you’re getting at least 6-digit discounts.

S-Cross 2020 vs Polo 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Auto headlamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Rear defogger
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Front and rear armrests

Notable top features of Polo 2020 are:

  • Dual-beam headlamps w/ cornering lights
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Leather-wrapped steering & gear lever
  • Auto AC
  • Auto rain-sensing wipers
  • Electrically foldable ORVMs
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Front armrests

Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Volkswagen Polo?

Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Polo has a much lower price tag but its cheaper variants are also embarrassingly underpowered. Not to mention, the 1.0 normal petrol engine also has a lower mileage figure.

The Polos turbo engine, though, offers a lot more torque and far better drivability compared to S-Cross engine while delivering comparable mileage. In the real world, expect the S Cross hybrid to deliver considerably better efficiency as hybrids are notoriously frugal when negotiating city traffic.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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