Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Volkswagen Polo petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Polo's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Volkswagen Polo with its competitors and other petrol B2-segment hatchbacks.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Volkswagen Polo Petrol?
The pros or advantages of Polo petrol 2020 are:
Fantastic torque output of the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Its torque to weight ratio is in the leagues of EcoSport diesel and WR-V diesel.
It has a respectable number of features like auto AC, cruise control, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, auto wipers, auto headlamps, auto-dimming inside mirror, power mirrors, front armrest, etc.
Straight lines with a clean, understated styling
The Volkswagen Polo petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:
Underpowered 1.0-litre normal petrol engine. Its torque-to-weight ratio of around 92-93Nm/tonne is comparable with that of the Alto 800 and Aura CNG, which are around 90-92Nm/tonne.
Turbo petrol option is not available in lower variants
Dated, 11-year old styling is begging for a refresh.
No rear parking camera - although it’s an easy and cheap aftermarket upgrade
Other missing features are - projector/LED headlamps, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, split-folding rear seatback
Seriously limited rear-seat legroom. It’s one of the rare cars in which two 6-footers can’t sit behind each other.
Here’s our Volkswagen Polo’s variants breakdown video in Hindi in case you prefer watching instead of reading:
What Is The Price Of 2020 Volkswagen Polo?
The 2020 Volkswagen Polo is available in 3 variants - Trendline, Comfortline Plus and Highline Plus. The Polo petrol manual costs between Rs. 5.83 lakh and Rs. 8.02 lakh. There’s also an option of automatic transmission in the Highline Plus variant, which costs Rs. 9.13 lakh - which is about Rs. 1.1 lakh more than the manual variant.
VOLKSWAGEN POLO PETROL PRICE LIST
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JULY 2020
1.0L TURBO MT
1.0L TURBO AT
Is The Trendline Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Polo Petrol Worth Buying?
The base, Trendline variant of the 2020 Polo petrol costs Rs. 5.83 lakh. It gets the following notable features:
Height-adjustable driver seat
Tilt and telescopic steering
Body-colour door handles, mirrors and bumpers
14-inch wheels with covers
Adjustable headrests (front and back)
Day/night inside mirror
Tilted glass windows
Flat bottom steering
Front power windows
While the Trendline variant covers the basic features fairly well, you may still miss the following features:
Remote central locking system
Rear power windows
Power adjustable mirrors
Considering the fairly high price of the car and poor petrol engine performance, lack of these features doesn’t go unnoticed. So, we’d suggest you skip the Trendline variant and it’s not worth buying.
VW POLO TRENDLINE | FEATURES
₹5,82,500 (PETROL MT) | JULY 2020
Dual Front Airbags
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs
ABS w/ EBD
Tilt & Telescopic Steering
R14 Wheels w/ Wheel Covers
Rear Parking Sensors
Front & Rear Adjustable Headrests
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Front Seatbelt Reminder
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror
Black & Grey Interior Theme
Front Power Outlet
Heat Insulating Glass
Sunglass Holder Inside Glovebox
Front Door Pockets
Front Power Windows
Is The Comfortline Plus Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Polo Petrol Worth Buying?
The Polo Comfortline variant costs Rs. 94,000 more than Trendline. It’s priced at Rs. 6.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For this additional cost, you get the following features:
Rear washer and wiper
Rear power windows
Power adjustable mirror
Front fog lamp
Rear parcel tray
15-inch alloy wheels
Cooled glove box
Remote central locking system
The asking price is quite high for the additional features. We’d have compromised on the alloy wheels in favour of lower cost and perhaps a few extra features. Not to mention, the underpowered engine is still the only option in the Comfortline Plus trim.
The Comfortline variant is overpriced and not worth buying as it offers poor value for money.
VW POLO COMFORTLINE PLUS VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TRENDLINE
₹6,76,500 (PETROL MT) | JULY 2020
Rear Power Windows
15-inch Alloy Wheels
Rear Washer & Wiper
USB, AUX-IN, SD Card & Bluetooth Connectivity
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Ambient Lights w/ Theater Dimming
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Remote Central Locking
Front Fog Lamps
Is The Highline Plus Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Polo Petrol Worth Buying?
The Highline Plus variant of the 2020 Polo costs Rs. 8.02 lakh, which is Rs. 1.25 lakh more than the Comfortline Plus. This price jump is quite steep. If you want the automatic transmission, then you’ll have to pay another Rs. 1.1 lakh as it costs Rs. 9.13 lakh (ex-showroom).
The notable additional features of the Highline Plus variant are:
Turbo petrol engine with 6-speed MT or torque converter automatic transmission option
16-inch alloy wheels
Touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
Auto-dimming inside mirror
Power-folding outside mirrors
Rear AC vents
The addition of a turbocharger and 6-speed transmission alone justifies almost half the price jump over the Comfortline variant. The Highline Plus variant of the 2020 Polo even justifies the incremental price over the Trendline variant considering the additional features and better performance.
The automatic transmission is a bit expensive but not too pricey either. The Highline Plus variant of the 2020 VW Polo is totally worth buying as it offers the best value for money.
VW POLO HIGHLINE PLUS VARIANT | FEATURES OVER COMFORTLINE PLUS
₹8,02,300 (TURBO PETROL MT) | ₹9,12,600 (TURBO PETROL AT) JULY 2020
Safety & Entertainment
16-inch Alloy Wheels
Steering-mounted Audio Controls
Remote Opening & Closing of Windows
Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear Knob
Anti-pinch Power Windows
Chrome Interior Accents
7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
Front & Rear Power Windows w/ One-touch Operation
Moonstone Finish on Front Centre Console
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Power Outlet in Armrest
Rear AC vents
Which Variant Of The 2020 Volkswagen Polo Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?
The Highline Plus variant of the VW Polo 2020 offers the best value for money. With or without the automatic transmission, this trim is worth buying.
The base Trendline variant seems overpriced considering its pathetic torque-to-weight ratio, which is comparable with the Alto 800. On top of it, this variant doesn’t get some must-have features. So, it neither has the performance nor features to justify buying. Buy only if you can’t afford any of the higher variants of the Polo.
The Comfortline Plus variant covers the list of the must-have features but VW is charging way too much for the features. It also uses the same 1.0-litre normal petrol engine. So, it’s even more difficult to justify the higher than expected price jump over the Trendline trim.
The Highline Plus offers better performance and some more features to totally justifies its higher asking price. With or without the automatic transmission, the Polo Highline Plus is worth buying and is our top-recommended variant.
Gets the features but no turbo petrol engine. An expensive upgrade over Trendline. Not recommended.
Top recommended variant. The right mix of features and phenomenal performance.
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Volkswagen Polo Petrol?
The new 2020 Polo’s petrol engines are a mixed bag. On one hand, it has the poorest performing, 1.0-liter normal petrol engine, which has a torque-to-weight ratio compatible with the Alto 800. On the other hand, we have the turbocharged version of this engine, which offers diesel engine-like performance without the noise and clatter of a diesel engine. The Polo turbo’s torque-to-weight ratio is in line with the Ford EcoSport diesel and Honda WR-V diesel. This engine is also more fuel-efficient than the non-turbo petrol engine, which you’ll have to rev hard to make decent progress.
The Polo turbo easily beats the competition with significantly better performance. But the Baleno and Glanza take the price for best mileage. The Polo’s mileage is pretty much at the bottom with the non-turbo petrol engine but it’s at a respectable 18.24kmpl for the turbo.
PETROL ENGINE SPECS
110PS @ 5000rpm
76PS @ 6200rpm
96PS @ 6500rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
86PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm
95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm
119Nm @ 4250rpm
113Nm @ 4200rpm
113Nm @ 3300rpm
115Nm @ 4000rpm
6-speed torque converter
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Volkswagen Polo?
In the case of the dimensions, the Polo is not particularly small but it is the narrowest and lowest B2 segment hatchback with the smallest wheelbase. It shows in the cabin space department as there’s not enough legroom to comfortably accommodate 2 6-footers behind one another. Polo’s boot space is also better than only the Figo and it’s not that much better either.
Tyre Size (Base)
Tyre Size (Top)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Volkswagen Polo?
The 2020 Polo is available in the following 7 colour options:
Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.
CLASSIFICATION OF CARS
Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio
Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid
Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza
Ciaz, New City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga
New City, Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V