Which Variant of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Which Variant of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Volkswagen Vento petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Ventos 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 Vento with its competitors and other petrol C-segment sedans.

 

2020 Volkswagen Vento

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Volkswagen Vento Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Vento petrol 2020 are:

  • The turbo petrol engine gives it great drivability and the best torque-to-weight ratio in the segment
  • Straight lines with a clean and understated styling.

The Volkswagen Vento petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Dated, 11-year old styling
  • Missing features like sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, sunshade for rear windows and windshield
  • Only 14-inch wheels in the lower variants. Even the cheaper Rapid Rider variant gets 15-inch wheels.
  • Shortest and the second-narrowest car in the segment. It’s only 4mm wider than the older 4th generation Honda City
  • Expensive and poorly equipped base variant. It costs almost Rs. 1.5 lakh more than the Rapid Rider and gets fewer features.

Here’s our Volkswagen Vento’s variants breakdown video in Hindi in case you prefer watching instead of reading:

What Is The Price Of The 2020 Volkswagen Vento?

The Volkswagen Vento 2020 is available in a total of 4 variants. 3 of them have the option of a manual transmission while only the top two have the option of an automatic transmission. The MT range of the 2020 Vento starts at Rs. 8.87 lakh and goes up to Rs. 12 lakh. The variants equipped with the automatic transmission cost Rs. 12.1 lakh and Rs. 13.3 lakh.

VOLKSWAGEN VENTO PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUL 2020

 

Manual

Automatic

Trendline

₹8,86,500

 

Comfortline

₹9,99,900

 

Highline

--

₹12,09,700

Highline Plus

₹11,99,000

₹13,29,700

Is The Trendline Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Worth Buying?

The Trendline variant of the VW Vento 2020 costs Rs. 8.87 lakh (ex-showroom) and gets the following notable features:

  • 2 Front Airbags
  • Sunglass Holder Inside Glovebox
  • Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs
  • ABS w/ EBD
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering
  • R14 Wheels w/ Covers
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front & Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Front & Rear Power Windows
  • Flat-bottom Steering
  • Tinted Glass
  • Day/Night IRVM
  • Central Locking
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Rear Fog Lamp
  • Rear Defogger

The notable missing features in the Trendline variant are:

  • Power mirrors
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • 15-inch wheels (14 is too small for a car of this size, segment and price. The Rapid gets bigger wheels)
  • Remote central locking system
  • Rear AC vents
  • Front and rear armrest (the Rapid Rider variant costs less and gets both)

Without these features, this variant will feel incomplete. Thus, the Trendline variant of the Volkswagen Vento is not worth buying. You should consider one of the higher variants.

VW VENTO TRENDLINE | FEATURES

₹8,86,500 (PETROL MT) | JULY 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual Front Airbags

Sunglass Holder Inside Glovebox

Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

ABS w/ EBD

Tilt & Telescopic Steering

R14 Wheels w/ Covers

Rear Parking Sensors

Front & Rear Adjustable Headrests

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Front Seatbelt Reminder

Front & Rear Power Windows

Flat-bottom Steering

High-Speed Alert

Dead Pedal

Heat Insulating Glass

Day/Night IRVM

Front Power Outlet

Fabric Upholstery

Central Locking

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

 

Rear Fog Lamp

Front & Rear Door Pockets

 

Defogger

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

 
 

Height Adjustable Seatbelts

 

Is The Comfortline Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Worth Buying?

The Volkswagen Vento’s Comfortline variant costs Rs. 9.99 lakh, which is Rs. 1.13 lakh more than the Trendline. For this additional sum, you get the following features:

  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Auto AC with rear AC vents
  • Power adjustable mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear armrest
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

The additional asking sum you pay for this variant is justified considering the extra features. Besides, the Highline variant is not available with a manual transmission. So, you’ll have to make a bigger price jump to get the Highline Plus variant. Once you go over Rs. 10 lakh, it’ll also cost you a lot more as most states have a higher registration tax slab for cars with greater than Rs. 10 lakh ex-showroom price.

The Comfortline variant is worth buying and our top-recommended variant. However, it’d have been nicer to see some of these features in the Trendline variant.

VW VENTO COMFORTLINE VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TRENDLINE

₹9,99,900 (PETROL MT) | JULY 2020

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Lights

Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

Leather-wrapped Gear Knob

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

MID w/ Driving Information

USB, Aux, SD Card, CD, & Bluetooth

Front Armrest w/ Power Outlet

Leather-wrapped Steering

Remote Central Locking

Cruise Control

R15 Alloy Wheels

Music System

Rear Armrest

 

4 speakers

Cooled Glovebox

 
 

Footwell Lights

 

Is The Highline Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Worth Buying?

The Highline variant of the 2020 Vento is not available with a manual transmission. Therefore, the price jump from the Comfortline MT trim is almost Rs. 2.1 lakh.

Assuming about Rs. 1.0 lakh goes towards the addition of an automatic transmission, we need to see if the additional features cover up the Rs. 1.0 lakh price difference. Here is the list of extra features of the 2020 Vento Highline variant:

  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Electrically Foldable outside mirrors
  • Leatherette Upholstery
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto wipers
  • Chrome on Door Handles, Boot
  • Steering-mounted Controls

The features are too expensive to justify the Rs. 1.0 lakh price gap. If you’re okay spending about Rs. 1.4-1.5 lakh for the automatic transmission, then this variant is worth considering. Unfortunately, there’s no cheaper variant of the Vento with an automatic transmission. So, although the 2020 VW Vento Highline turbo petrol automatic is not worth buying from the value for money perspective, it is still a better option than the Highline Plus automatic.

VW VENTO HIGHLINE VARIANT | FEATURES OVER COMFORTLINE

₹12,09,700 (PETROL AT) JULY 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Auto-dimming IRVM

Touchscreen Infotainment System

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Leatherette Upholstery

Anti-pinch Power Windows

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Rain-sensing wipers

Chrome on Door Handles, Boot

 

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

Remote Opening & Closing Windows

Chrome Interior Accents

 

Voice Command, MirrorLink & App-Connect

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ One-touch Control

Moonstone Finish on Dashboard

Is The Highline Plus Variant Of 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Worth Buying?

The Highline Plus variant of the Volkswagen Vento 2020 petrol costs Rs. 12.0 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 13.3 lakh with the automatic. This means Volkswagen is charging Rs. 1.3 lakh for the automatic transmission, which is on the higher side. We expect it to cost around Rs. 1.0 lakh more.

The price jump from Comfortline petrol MT to Highline Plus petrol MT is Rs. 2.0 lakh. The price gap between Vento Highline automatic and Highline Plus automatic variants is Rs. 1.2 lakh.

For this sum, you get the following notable features:

  • Side Airbags
  • LED DRLs
  • Auto-levelling LED Headlamps
  • R16 Alloys
  • Rear Parking Camera

These features don’t even come close to justifying the incremental price over the Comfortline MT or Highline AT. This offers poor value for money and you’re better off sticking with a lower variant and the transmission of your choice. The Highline Plus variant of the Vento petrol is not worth buying.

If you can get the Highline Plus variant for about Rs. 1.0 lakh less, only then we can suggest you go with the top variant.

VW VENTO HIGHLINE PLUS VARIANT | FEATURES OVER HIGHLINE

₹11,99,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹13,29,700 (PETROL AT) JULY 2020

Safety

Style

Side Airbags

LED DRLs

auto-levelling LED Headlamps

R16 Alloys

Rear Parking Camera

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

For the petrol manual, the Comfortline variant of the Volkswagen Vento 2020 is the best value for money option. With the automatic transmission, the Vento Highline offers the best value for money. The Trendline variant’s features are too basic and not worth considering. It also comes across as quite expensive after looking at the cheaper Skoda Rapid’s Rider variant, which offers more features for almost Rs. 1.5 lakh lower on-road price.

The Comfortline variant justifies its incrementally higher price over the Trendline with its feature list. The Highline Plus variant would be our pick if it were Rs. 1.0 lakh cheaper.

For the automatic transmission, the Highline isn’t a great value for money option but it’s still better than the Vento Highline Plus automatic. At the current official prices, the Highline Plus variant is not worth buying at all.

VOLKSWAGEN VENTO | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

Trendline

Rank 2

₹8,86,500

-

Better upgrade to Comfortline

Comfortline

Rank 1

₹9,99,900

-

Top recommended manual variant

Highline

 

-

₹12,09,700

Top recommended automatic variant

Highline Plus

Rank 3

₹11,99,000

₹13,29,700

Costly upgrade. Not recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Volkswagen Vento Petrol?

The 2020 VW Vento is one of the few cars to offer a tiny turbo petrol engine. Since turbocharged engines have great torque output, this car has the Vento petrol becomes the segment leader in terms of torque-to-weight. Therefore, for everyday drivability, the Vento turbo is the best option as it offers lots of bottom- and mid-range torque. Only the Rapid can match its performance. The Verna turbo also has good torque output but it’s only available with an automatic transmission.

The Vento turbo’s mileage figure of 17.7kmpl is lower than the sister Rapid’s but still acceptable for a car of this segment.

Unfortunately, the Vento is not available with a diesel engine. VW’s 1.5 and the older 1.6-litre diesel engines were pretty reliable and offered great performance, refinement and efficiency.

2020 VOLKSWAGEN VENTO vs COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Vento

Rapid

Verna

Ciaz

City (New)

City (Old)

Yaris

Displacement

1.0-litre

1.0-litre

1.5-litre

1.0-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Cylinder

3

3

4

3

4

4

4

4

Engine

Turbo

Turbo

Normal

Turbo

Hybrid

Normal

Normal

Normal

Maximum Power

110PS @ 5000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

115PS@

6300rpm

120PS@

6000rpm

105PS@

6000rpm

121PS @ 6600rpm

119PS @ 6600rpm

107PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

172Nm @

1500 - 4000rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

145Nm @ 4300rpm

145Nm @ 4600rpm

140Nm @ 4200rpm

Power:Weight

96.66PS/t

96.66PS/t

99.91PS/t

100.42PS/t

99.06PS/t

104.94PS/t

109.07PS/t

95.96PS/t

Torque:Weight

153.78Nm/t

153.78Nm/t

125.11Nm/t

143.93Nm/t

130.19Nm/t

125.76Nm/t

132.91Nm/t

125.56Nm/t

MT

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

-

5-speed

6-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

17.69kmpl

18.97kmpl

17.4kmpl

-

20.65kmpl

17.8kmpl

17.4kmpl

17.10kmpl

AT 

6TC

6TC

CVT

7DCT

4TC

CVT

CVT

CVT

Automatic FE

NA

NA

18.45kmpl

19.2kmpl

20.04kmpl

18.4kmpl

18kmpl

17.80kmpl

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Volkswagen Vento?

The 2020 Vento is the shortest, narrowest (after the older City) and the only one to offer 14-inch wheels in lower variants. While the new City is jumping segments with a >4.5m length, the Vento comes across as a car from a lower segment in comparison to the 2020 City.

VOLKSWAGEN VENTO vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Volkswagen Vento

Honda City (New)

Honda City (Old)

Hyundai Verna

Maruti Ciaz

Skoda Rapid

Toyota Yaris

Length

4390mm

4549mm

4440mm

4440mm

4490mm

4413mm

4425mm

Width

1699mm

1748mm

1695mm

1729mm

1730mm

1699mm

1730mm

Height

1467mm

1489mm

1495mm

1475mm

1485mm

1466mm

1495mm

Wheelbase

2553mm

2600mm

2600mm

2600mm

2650mm

2552mm

2550mm

Boot Space

494-lt

506-lt

510-lt

465-lt

510-lt

460-lt

476-lt

Ground Clearance

163 mm

165

165 mm

165 mm

170 mm

168 mm

175 mm

Fuel Tank

55-lt

40-lt

40-lt

45-lt

43-lt

55-lt

42-lt

Tyre Size (Min)

175/70 R14

185/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

185/65 R15 

185/60 R15

185/60 R15

Tyre Size (Max)

195/55 R16

185/55 R16

185/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

185/65 R15

 

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Volkswagen Vento?

The 2020 Vento is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red

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

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

New City, Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

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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