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    2020 Tata Altroz vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 04 Aug 2020

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

     


    2020 Tata Altroz vs Volkswagen Polo

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

    ALTROZ VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Tata Altroz

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    XE

    ₹5.44

    Trendline

    ₹5.83

    XE Rhythm

    ₹5.70

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6.77

    XM

    ₹6.30

    Highline Plus Turbo

    ₹8.02

    XM Style

    ₹6.64

       

    XM Rhythm

    ₹6.69

       

    XM Style + Rhythm

    ₹6.94

       

    XT

    ₹6.99

       

    XT Luxe

    ₹7.38

       

    XZ

    ₹7.59

       

    XZ (O)

    ₹7.75

       

    XZ Urban

    ₹7.89

       


    Tata Altroz
    prices start from Rs. 5.44 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.89 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.

    ALTROZ VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Tata Altroz

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

       

    Highline Plus TSI

    ₹9.13


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

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

    Tata Altroz is 3990mm long, 1755mm wide and 1523mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2501mm. The Tata Altroz has a boot space of 345 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 - Tata Altroz 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    ALTROZ VS POLO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Tata Altroz

    Difference

    Volkswagen Polo

    Length (mm)

    3990

    19

    3971

    Width (mm)

    1755

    73

    1682

    Height (mm)

    1523

    54

    1469

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2501

    32

    2469

    Boot Space (litre)

    345

    65

    280

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    0

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    37

    8

    45

    Dimension Review

    • The Altroz is longer than the Polo by 19mm.
    • The Altroz is wider than the Polo by 73mm.
    • The Altroz is taller than the Polo by 54mm.
    • The Altroz has a longer wheelbase than the Polo; by 32mm.
    • The Altroz has 65 litres more boot space than the Polo.
    • The Altroz and the Polo have identical ground clearance.

    In terms of dimensions, the Altroz has an upper hand as it beats the Polo in every way imaginable. The Altroz will have better road presence while the Polo will have an understated elegance from its straight character lines. The cabin space of the Polo is also seriously cramped. It’s one of the only cars in this segment, which can’t accommodate two 6-footers behind one another.

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

    ALTROZ VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Tata Altroz

    Volkswagen Polo

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.0L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5000-5500rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    Peak Torque

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    19.05kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    17.75kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    18.24kmpl

    -

    Altroz Petrol vs Polo Petrol

    Tata Altroz gets a 1.2L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 86PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 19.05kmpl.

    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 petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 18.24kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.24kmpl.

    Also Read - Tata Altroz vs Ford Freestyle - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    It 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.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

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

    While the Tata Altroz wins the price and dimensions battle, the Polo wins the performance fight - at least with its turbo petrol engine. The Polo's turbo petrol engine offers far more torque and it’ll have much better drivability than the Altroz petrol. On the other hand, the Polo’s normal petrol engine doesn’t make any sense in a car of this class considering its torque to weight ratio is only slightly better than the Alto 800.

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

    Notable top features of Altroz 2020 are:

    • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Multi-Drive Modes
    • Digital Instrument Cluster
    • Auto Headlamp
    • Auto Wipers
    • Rear AC Vents
    • Front & Rear Armrest
    • Cruise Control
    • Wearable Key
    • Idle Start/Stop
    • Rear Parking Camera w/ Guidelines
    • Blue Ambient Lighting
    • 7-inch full-colour instrument console
    • Front and rear armrests
    • 16-inch alloy wheels

    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
    • Rear AC vents
    • Leather-wrapped steering & gear-shift knob
    • Auto AC
    • Auto wipers
    • Electrically foldable ORVMs
    • Steering mounted controls
    • Front armrest

    Is the Tata Altroz better than the Volkswagen Polo?

    Price of the base variant of Tata Altroz is Rs. 5.44 lakh and Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh (both ex-showroom).

    In terms of dimensions, the Altroz is larger than the Polo. So it will have a better road presence than the Polo. Not just that, the Altroz will have a better space while the Polo’s cramped rear seat is not suitable for tall passengers.

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo vs Tata Altroz 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    For petrol powertrain, Polo's turbo engine offers far more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to Altroz's engine. While the Altroz doesn’t have an exciting performance like the Polo turbo, it also doesn’t have a performance as pathetic as that of the non-turbo engine Polo.

    We don’t recommend buying the Polo with this normal petrol engine. It has poor performance and worse mileage than the turbo.

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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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