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    Volkswagen Polo 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions Comparison

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 05 Jul 2020

    We compare Polo against other B2 hatchbacks on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.

     


    Volkswagen Polo 2020 Petrol vs Competition

    Volkswagen Polo prices start from Rs. 5.64 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Ford Freestyle, Ford Figo and Tata Altroz in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered Polo is as follows:

    Volkswagen Polo Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    ALTROZ vs RIVALS | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | JUNE 2020

    Volkswagen

    Polo

    Tata

    Altroz

    Maruti Suzuki

    Baleno

    Toyota

    Glanza

    Hyundai

    Elite i20

    Honda

    Jazz

    Ford

    Freestyle

    Ford

    Figo

     

    XE

    ₹5,29,000

         

    Coming Soon

     

    Ambiente

    ₹5,39,000

    Trendline

    ₹5,82,500

    XE Rhythm

    ₹5,54,000

    Sigma

    ₹ 5,63,602

         

    Ambiente

    ₹5,89,000

    Trend

    ₹5,99,000

     

    XM

    ₹6,15,000

               
     

    XM Style

    ₹6,49,000

    Delta

    ₹ 6,44,612

     

    Magna+

    ₹6,49,950

     

    Trend

    ₹6,44,000

    Titanium

    ₹6,35,000

     

    XM Rhythm

    ₹6,54,000

               

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹6,76,500

    XT

    ₹6,84,000

    Zeta

    ₹ 7,01,912

    G

    ₹6,97,900

       

    Titanium

    ₹6,94,000

    Titanium Blu

    ₹6,95,000

     

    XT Luxe

    ₹7,23,000

    Delta Hybrid

    ₹ 7,33,412

    G Hybrid

    ₹7,21,900

       

    Titanium+

    ₹7,29,000

     
     

    XZ

    ₹7,44,000

       

    Sportz+

    ₹7,36,693

         
     

    XZ(O)

    ₹7,69,000

    Alpha

    ₹ 7,64,112

    V

    ₹7,58,200

           
     

    XZ Urban

    ₹7,74,000

    Zeta Hybrid

    ₹ 7,89,912

             

    Highline Plus

    ₹8,02,300

         

    Asta(O)

    ₹8,30,993

         

     

    Volkswagen Polo petrol manual comes with 3 variants: Trendline, Comfortline Plus and Highline Plus.

    • Volkswagen Polo starts at Rs. 5.83 lakh. Polo Trendline costs Rs. 54k more than Tata Altroz's entry-level variant, which is the most affordable petrol manual car in this segment.
    • Highline Plus is Polo's most expensive variant with the petrol manual powertrain. It is priced at Rs. 8.02 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol manual B2 hatchback, Hyundai Elite i20 Asta(O), by Rs. 29k.

     BALENO vs RIVALS | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | JUNE 2020

    Volkswagen Polo

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Toyota Glanza

     -

    Delta ₹7,76,612

     
     -

    Zeta ₹8,33,912

    G ₹8,29,900

    Highline Plus ₹9,12,600

    Alpha ₹8,96,212

    V ₹8,90,200

    GT ₹9,59,500

     -  -

     

    Volkswagen Polo petrol automatic comes with 2 variants: Highline Plus and GT.

    • Volkswagen Polo petrol automatic starts at Rs. 9.13 lakh. Polo Highline Plus costs Rs. 1.36 lakh more than Maruti Suzuki Baleno's petrol automatic variant, which is the most affordable option in this segment.
    • Polo GT costs Rs. 9.60 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol automatic in the B2 hatchback segment.

    Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    B2 HATCHBACK SEGMENT

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    VW

    Polo

    Tata

    Altroz

    Maruti Suzuki

    Baleno

    Toyota

    Glanza

    Hyundai

    Elite i20

    Honda

    Jazz

    Ford

    Freestyle

    Ford

    Figo

    Displacement

    1.0

    1.2

    1.2

    1.2

    1.2

    1.2

    1.2

    1.2

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    4

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    999cc

    1199cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1199cc

    1194cc

    1194cc

    Maximum Power

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    Peak Torque

    95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    115Nm @ 4000rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    17.75kmpl

    19.05kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    17.5 - 18.01kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    18.5kmpl

    18.5kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    -

    CVT

    CVT

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    -

    -

    19.56kmpl

    19.56kmpl

    -

    -

    -

    -


    The Volkswagen Polo’s normal petrol engine is the least powerful among its peers as it only makes 76PS of power and 95Nm of torque. This is the only car in the segment to offer a double-digit torque output while all others offer 110Nm of torque or more. It also is the least fuel-efficient car in the segment if you consider the i20’s Magna Plus variant’s fuel efficiency. However, the higher variants of the Hyundai Elite i20 are the least fuel-efficient in the segment as they have an official ARAI mileage figure of just 17.5kmpl.

    B2 HATCHBACK SEGMENT

    OTHER PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Volkswagen Polo - Turbo

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Hybrid

    Toyota Glanza - Hybrid

    Displacement

    1.0

    1.2

    1.2

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    999cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 5000-5500rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    18.24kmpl

    23.87kmpl

    23.87kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed Torque Converter

    -

    -

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.24kmpl

    -

    -

     

    Once you add the turbo, the Polo becomes the most powerful and the torquiest car in the segment with 110PS and 175Nm on tap. It’s also the only car in the segment to offer a 6-speed manual transmission. With the addition of the turbo, the fuel efficiency figure also improves and it promises 18.24kmpl with the turbo petrol engine.

    • Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Turbo produces 110PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 34PS more power than Polo 1.0.
    • Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Turbo produces 175Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual transmission, Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hybrid has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 23.87kmpl.
    • With the automatic transmission, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 19.56kmpl.

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid Petrol vs Volkswagen Polo Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Turbo Petrol engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to all other cars. No other B2-segment hatchback has a turbo petrol engine or a 6-speed manual transmission. But, at the same time, the non-turbo petrol engine of the Polo has the least powerful engine in this class by a massive margin. Its 1.0-litre normal petrol engine’s 76PS power output is 10PS less than the Altroz’. Its 95Nm torque output is 18Nm less than the Altroz, which has the next lowest torque output.

    If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Maruti Suzuki Baleno hybrid or Glanza hybrid will be better since they’re the most fuel-efficient cars in this segment.

    Volkswagen Polo vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    B2 HATCH SEGMENT

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    VW Polo

    Tata Altroz

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Toyota Glanza

    Hyundai Elite i20

    Honda Jazz

    Ford Freestyle

    Ford Figo

    Length

    3971mm

    3990mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3985mm

    3955mm

    3954mm

    3941mm

    Width

    1682mm

    1755mm

    1745mm

    1745mm

    1734mm

    1694mm

    1737mm

    1704mm

    Height

    1469mm

    1523mm

    1510mm

    1510mm

    1505mm

    1544mm

    1570mm

    1525mm

    Wheelbase

    2469mm

    2501mm

    2520mm

    2520mm

    2570mm

    2530mm

    2490mm

    2490mm

    Boot Space

    280-lt

    345-lt

    339-lt

    339-lt

    326-lt

    354-lt

    257-lt

    257-lt

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    165mm

    170mm

    170mm

    170mm

    165mm

    190mm

    174mm

    Fuel Tank

    45-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    40-lt

    40-lt

    42-lt

    42-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    175/70 R14

    165/80 R14

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    185/70 R14

    175/65 R15

    185/60 R15

    175/65 R14

    Tyre Size (Top)

    185/60 R15

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    175/65 R15

    185/60 R15

    195/55 R15

     

    Volkswagen Polo is 3971mm long, 1682mm wide, 1469mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2469mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 280 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Polo has a 165mm ground clearance, it rides on 185/60 R15 tyres size and has 45 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the longest car in the segment. It is 24mm longer than Polo.
    • Tata Altroz is the widest car in the segment. It is 73mm wider than Polo.
    • Ford Freestyle is the tallest car in the segment. It is 101mm taller than Polo.
    • Hyundai i20 has the longest wheelbase in the segment. Its wheelbase is longer than the Polo’s by 101mm. The Polo’s wheelbase is the smallest in the segment so it is the least spacious car in the segment.
    • Honda Jazz has the biggest boot space in the segment. It has 74-lt more boot space than the Polo.
    • Ford Freestyle's ground clearance of 190mm is the best in the segment.

    Amongst all the B2 segment hatchbacks, Ford Freestyle has the highest ground clearance of 190mm, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. Honda Jazz has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi



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