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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Jul 30 2020

    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 Vento'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 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 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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