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    2020 Toyota Glanza vs Volkswagen Polo - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 09 Aug 2020

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

     


    2020 Toyota Glanza vs Volkswagen Polo

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

    GLANZA VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Toyota Glanza

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    G

    ₹6.98

    Trendline

    ₹5.83

    G Hybrid

    ₹7.22

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6.77

    V

    ₹7.58

    Highline Plus Turbo

    ₹8.02


    Toyota Glanza prices start from Rs. 6.98 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.58 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.

    GLANZA VS POLO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Toyota Glanza

    Volkswagen Polo

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    G

    ₹8.30

    Highline Plus Turbo

    ₹9.13

    V

    ₹8.90

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Toyota Glanza prices start from Rs. 8.30 lakh and Volkswagen Polo starts from Rs. 9.13 lakh. The Glanza costs less than the Polo but it has a much higher starting price. At the same time, it’s worth noting that the Glanza is based on the Baleno and it’s only available in 2 variants, which are comparable with the top 2 variants of the Baleno. So, even the so-called base variant of the Glanza is much better equipped than the Polo’s Trendline trim.

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

    Toyota Glanza is 3995mm long, 1745mm wide and 1510mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2520mm. The Toyota Glanza has a boot space of 339 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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    GLANZA VS POLO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Toyota Glanza

    Difference

    Volkswagen Polo

    Length (mm)

    3995

    24

    3971

    Width (mm)

    1745

    63

    1682

    Height (mm)

    1510

    41

    1469

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2520

    51

    2469

    Boot Space (litre)

    339

    59

    280

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    170

    5

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    37

    8

    45

    Dimension Review

    • The Glanza is longer than the Polo by 24mm.
    • The Glanza is wider than the Polo by 63mm.
    • The Glanza is taller than the Polo by 41mm.
    • The Glanza has a longer wheelbase than the Polo; by 51mm. While the difference seems small, in real life, it’s much more than that. Polo is one of the rare cars in which you can’t accommodate two 6-footers behind one another.
    • If you frequently use the rear seat, then you should avoid the Polo because of its compromised back seat space.
    • The Glanza has 59 litres more boot space than the Polo.
    • The Glanza has 5mm more ground clearance than the Polo.

    Overall, the Glanza is larger than the Polo and will have better road presence too.

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

    GLANZA VS POLO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Toyota Glanza

    Volkswagen Polo

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Hybrid Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.0L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    3

    Power

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    Peak Torque

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    21.01kmpl

    23.87kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    17.75kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    -

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    19.56kmpl

    -

    18.24kmpl

    -

    Glanza Petrol vs Polo Petrol

    Toyota Glanza gets a 1.2L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Toyota Glanza petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 21.01kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 19.56kmpl.

    It also gets a 1.2L 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine as well, that makes 90PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl.

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    Volkswagen Polo gets a 1.0L 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.

    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 Engine Review

    • The Polo turbo is a more powerful engine than the Glanza.
    • The Polo's turbo petrol engine produces way more torque than the Glanza. So, it’ll have better drivability and in-gear performance.
    • On the flip side, the Polo’s non-turbo petrol engine has terrible performance and a torque-to-weight ratio, which compared with an Alto 800.
    • Both the Glanza petrol engines are more fuel-efficient than the Polo’s engines.
    • The Polo’s non-turbo petrol engine has the worst mileage among all the 4 engines in this discussion.

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

    Notable top features of the Glanza 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Coloured TFT multi-information display
    • R16 alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple Carplay & Android Auto
    • Auto AC
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Tilt & telescopic steering
    • Push-button start w/ smart key
    • Front armrest
    • Auto headlamps
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • UV cut window glass

    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 Toyota Glanza better than the Volkswagen Polo?

    Price of the base variant of Toyota Glanza is Rs. 6.98 lakh and Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh (both ex-showroom). Glanza has a higher starting price but also a better-equipped base variant.

    In terms of dimensions, the Glanza is noticeably larger than the Polo. meanwhile, the Polo’s rear-seat legroom is limited and we’d not advise you to get the Polo if you frequently use the rear seat space.

    Also Read - Toyota Glanza 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions Comparison

    For petrol powertrain, Polo's turbo petrol engine offers way more torque and at low RPMs too. So, it’ll have much better drivability and acceleration than the Glanza. However, the Glanza has more fuel-efficient engines. Even the non-hybrid engine of the Glanza has more mileage than either of the Polo’s engines. On the flip side, the Polo’s non-turbo engine has terrible performance and it’s one of the rare cars in this segment with a double-digit torque output. Fun fact: its torque to weight ratio is only a little bit better than the Alto 800. And it also has a worse mileage figure. We would advise you against buying the Polo with this engine.

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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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