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

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

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

 

2020 Volkswagen Polo vs Tata Tigor

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

POLO VS TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Volkswagen Polo

Tata Tigor

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Trendline

₹5.83

XE

₹5.39

Comfortline Plus

₹6.77

XM

₹5.99

Highline Plus Turbo

₹8.02

XZ

₹6.40

   

XZ+

₹6.99


Volkswagen Polo prices start from Rs. 5.83 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.02 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Tata Tigor petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 6.99 lakh. The two cars have similar starting prices but the top variant of the Tigor is cheaper than the Polo Highline Plus turbo.

POLO VS TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Volkswagen Polo

Tata Tigor

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Highline Plus Turbo

₹9.13

XM

₹6.49

   

XZ+

₹7.49


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Volkswagen Polo prices start from Rs. 9.13 lakh and Tata Tigor starts from Rs. 6.49 lakh. The price gap between the two cars is even bigger as the Polo automatic is available with a turbocharger and torque converter-type automatic. The Tata Tigor has a normal petrol engine with a simpler AMT automatic transmission.

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

Volkswagen Polo is 3971mm long, 1682mm wide and 1469mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2469mm. The Volkswagen Polo has a boot space of 280 litres. The Tata Tigor measures 3993mm in length, 1677mm in width and 1532mm in height. The wheelbase of Tata Tigor is 2450mm and it has a boot space of 419 litres.

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POLO VS TIGOR | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Volkswagen Polo

Difference

Tata Tigor

Length (mm)

3971

22

3993

Width (mm)

1682

5

1677

Height (mm)

1469

63

1532

Wheelbase (mm)

2469

19

2450

Boot Space (litre)

280

139

419

Ground Clearance(mm)

165

5

170

Fuel Tank (litre)

45

10

35

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

175/70 R14

-

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

195/55 R16

-

175/60 R15

Dimension Review

  • The Tigor is longer than the Polo by 22mm.
  • The Polo is wider than the Tigor by 5mm.
  • The Tigor is taller than the Polo by 63mm.
  • The Polo has a longer wheelbase than the Tigor; by 19mm.
  • The Tigor has 139 litres more boot space than the Polo.
  • The Tigor has 5mm more ground clearance than the Polo.
  • While the two cars don’t have major differences in their dimensions, in person, the Polo’s rear seat is a lot more cramped than the Tigor’s. Two 6-footers can’t sit behind one another in a Polo.
  • The Tigor also has a much bigger boot space.

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

POLO VS TIGOR | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Volkswagen Polo

Tata Tigor

Engine Type

Turbo Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1.0L

1.0L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

3

3

Maximum Power

110PS @ 5000rpm

76PS @ 6200rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.24kmpl

17.75kmpl

19.93kmpl

Automatic Transmission

6-speed TC

-

5-speed AMT

Automatic FE

18.24kmpl

-

19.3kmpl

Polo 1.0L Petrol vs Tigor 1.2L Petrol

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.

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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.

Tata Tigor gets a 1.2L petrol 3-cylinder engine which makes 86PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Tata Tigor petrol manual has a mileage of 19.03kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 19.3kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The Polo turbo is a more powerful engine than the Tigor.
  • The Polos turbo petrol engine produces more torque than the Tigor.
  • The Tigor petrol manual is a bit more fuel-efficient than the Polo manual.
  • The Polo’s turbo petrol engine is far better than the Tigor petrol. But the Polo’s non-turbo petrol engine has a pathetic torque-to-weight ratio, which is worse than the most affordable cars in India like the Redi-Go 0.8.
  • We strongly advise you to not buy the Polo with the non-turbo petrol engine.
  • For better performance, the Polo’s turbo petrol variant is highly recommended.

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

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

Notable top features of Tigor 2020 are:

  • Projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
  • Auto AC
  • 15-inch  alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Rear parking assist with camera
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Push-button start w/ smart key
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear armrest

Is the Volkswagen Polo better than the Tata Tigor?

Price of the base variant of Volkswagen Polo is Rs. 5.83 lakh and Tata Tigor is Rs. 5.39 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Polo is more expensive than the Tigor. Even more so with the automatic transmission.

In terms of dimensions, the Tigor is larger than the Polo. So it will have a better road presence than Polo. If you intend to frequently use the rear seats, then you should go with the Tigor instead of the Polo.

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For petrol powertrain, Polos turbo petrol engine offers way more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to Tigors engine. It also has a respectable claimed mileage figure. But the Tigor’s normal petrol engine has much better performance and mileage output than the Polo’s non-turbo engine. That one has very little torque to justify Polo’s positioning and asking price in the segment.

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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