Comparison Review: Volkswagen Polo vs. Ford Figo – which one is the best hatchback for you?

Overall Information

Both the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo have received a mid-life update and they all come up with brand news design of exterior and interior. Since they have a lot in common and have become a pair of long-term main rivals with each other. We will launch a comparison between them from the parameters of Ride Quality, Exterior, Interior, On-Road Price, Colours, Ground Clearance, Dimensions, Specifications & Features, Mileage, and safety. Just for your reference.

 

Ride Quality

  • Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a powerful but quiet engine. The linear power delivery and sleek gearbox makes the Polo easy and smooth to drive both in the city and on highway. The steering is good because it would be very light when at low speed and weighs up smartly when speeds up. The control is quick and precise with direct feedback. Besides, the tough suspension setup also contributes to the soft and comfortable ride quality.

  • Ford Figo

The Ford Figo is powered by a new and more powerful engine so you will receive a better acceleration experience than before. The engine is quite smooth and quiet; you will only feel a little bit vibration. The general low and high speed performance of Figo is quite surprising; it shows great calmness since you won’t feel any turbo lag when it is full loaded with passengers. The steering of Figo is direct and the handling is light. In general, the ride quality of Ford Figo is flat and comfortable even the brakes are a little bit too sensitive.

 

On road price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

  • Volkswagen Polo on road price:

The Volkswagen Polo has launched a price range from ₹ 6.44 Lakhs to ₹ 11.38 Lakhs, covering 8 available variants in total. Only 1 of its variants is loaded with the automatic transmission and the rest 7 are equipped with manual gearbox.

  • Ford Figo on road price:

As for Ford Figo, it starts its price at ₹ 5.79 Lakhs and stops at ₹ 8.74 Lakhs with 7 available variants, among which 6 of them are equipped with manual gearbox and only 1 is loaded with automatic transmission.

The Volkswagen Polo offers a slightly higher price range than the Ford Figo but with 1 more available variant for your option.

 

Safety

  • Volkswagen Polo:

Let' s take a look at the safety features loaded on the Volkswagen Polo first:

- 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)

- Seat Belt Warning

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

- Engine immobilizer

- Central Locking

- Speed Sensing Door Lock

- Child Safety Lock

At the first glance of the list above, I would say the Polo is only equipped with standard safety features. But the most surprising thing is that the Volkswagen Polo scored a 5-star rating in the safety test launched by ANCAP. If you want more detailed safety information of Volkswagen Polo, please click here.

  • Ford Figo:

Here comes the list of safety features loaded on the Ford Figo:

- 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)

- Seat Belt Warning

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

- Engine immobilizer

- Keyless Central Locking

- Speed Sensing Door Lock

- Child Safety Lock

The Ford Figo offers 4 more airbags than the Volkswagen Polo, and it scored a 4-star rating in the safety test launched by LATIN NCAP. If you want more detailed safety information of Ford Figo, please click here.

 

Exterior

  • Volkswagen Polo exterior:

The mid-life upgrade of Volkswagen Polo did not bring much surprise to its exterior. You will still get a GTI-style front bumper with a black-painted and honeycomb mesh pattern front grille. For its side profile, the new Volkswagen Polo offers new 16-inch “portago” alloys, blacked-out ORVMs and a side skirt. When it comes to rear part, the Polo has brought a new black spoiler, a refined rear bumper, a new diffuser and a pair of reworked tail lamps.

  • Ford Figo Exterior:

The new generation of Ford Figo did not receive some sheet metal changes. But the whole car looks fresher with a modern-style design. The front part has adapted lots of changes compared with its previous version. The new front grille is more outstanding than before, which makes the front part looks more attractive. As for the side profile and the rear part, the new Ford Figo is quite similar to its predecessor except the chiseled new bumper.

 

Interior

  • Volkswagen Polo interior:

The Volkswagen Polo gets the styling design in its interior as its exterior. The classier checkered pattern for upholstery is one of its main highlights. A new touchscreen infotainment system is also loaded on board. Besides, the interior has a reasonable layout and you can reach to every feature easily. You can hardly hear any noise from outside.

  • Ford Figo interior:

The greatest upgrade of Ford Figo’s interior is its 7-inch floating touch infotainment system, which is newly added. It makes the dashboard looks much simpler and cleaner. Generally, the overall interior fit and finish quality are acceptable. Both the front and rear seat are wide enough to fit 5 passengers inside. What’s more, the new gen Figo even gets the adjustable rear headrests.

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

  • Volkswagen Polo petrol & diesel mileage: 17.21 to 20.48 kmpl
  • Ford Figo petrol & diesel mileage: 16.3 to 25.5 kmpl

The Ford Figo has a better average mileage performance than the Volkswagen Polo.

 

Dimensions

  • Volkswagen Polo dimensions (length/weight/width/height):

Length

3971 mm

Width

1682 mm

Height

1478 mm

Wheelbase

2470 mm

Kerb Weight

1153 kg

  • Ford Figo dimensions (length/weight/width/height):

Length

3941 mm

Width

1704 mm

Height

1525 mm

Wheelbase

2490 mm

Kerb Weight

1057 kg

From the dimensions comparison we can learn that the Ford Figo is only 30mm shorter than the Volkswagen Polo, but 22mm wider, 47mm higher, and 20mm longer in wheelbase. More importantly, it is 96kg lighter than Polo.

 

Colours

  • Volkswagen Polo colours:

Volkswagen Polo offers 7 colour options in total: Sunset Red, Reflex Silver, Candy White, Toffee Brown, Lapiz Blue, Flash Red, and Carbon Steel.

  • Ford Figo colours:

As for Ford Figo, it also offers 7 colour options: Ruby Red, Oxford White, Moondust Silver, Absolute Black, Smoke Grey, White Gold, and Deep Impact Blue.

 

Ground Clearance

  • Volkswagen Polo ground clearance: 165 mm
  • Ford Figo ground clearance: 168 mm

Both the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Figo have the typical ground clearance of hatchbacks in their segment. The Figo is only 3mm higher than the Polo.

 

Specifications & Features

  • Volkswagen Polo specifications & features:

Engine

999cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1498cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

1.0L MPI Engine

1.2L, 4-cylinder In-line

1.5L TDI, 4-cylinder In-line

Fuel Type

Petrol

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power

75 bhp @ 6200 rpm

103 bhp @ 5000 rpm

108 bhp @ 4000 rpm

Max Torque

95 Nm @ 3000 rpm

175 Nm @ 1500 rpm

250 Nm @ 1500 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual – 5 Gears

Automatic – 7 Gears

Manual – 5 Gears

Emission Standard

BS 4

BS 4

BS4

  • Ford Figo specifications & features:

Engine

1194cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1497cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1498cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

Ti-VCT

1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol)

TDCi

Fuel Type

Petrol

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power

95 bhp @ 6500 rpm

121 bhp @ 6500 rpm

99 bhp @ 3750 rpm

Max Torque

120 Nm @ 4250 rpm

150 Nm @ 4500 rpm

215 Nm @ 1750 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual – 5 Gears

Automatic – 6 Gears

Manual – 5 Gears

Emission Standard

BS 4

BS 4

BS 4

 

 

Conclusion:

Both the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Figo are good vehicles in their segment. But after the comparison, the Ford Figo beats the Volkswagen Polo a bit in parameters like mileage and dimensions, etc. So, considering the budget and the value for money, if you are holding the budget under ₹ 8 Lakhs, go for the Ford Figo. But if you are holding the budget over ₹ 8 Lakhs, both the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Figo would be wise choice.

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