Polo vs Figo Comparison Review

Published on: Jan 08, 2017
Ford Figo vs Volkswagen Polo Comparison Review:



Pricing & Features Comparison:  
Polo’s top-end variant, the ‘Highline-diesel’, retails for 9.6 Lakh Rs. (Comfortline 8.9 Lakh) on road Delhi. Figo's range topping 'Titanium Plus' variant, retails for 8.3 Lakh Rs, making it 1.3 Lakh Rs. cheaper than the corresponding Polo. The difference in their top-end petrol variants though is just 20,000 Rs.

The 'Highline' Polo has a long list of extra features over the 'Titanium Plus' Figo, like Parking Sensors, Rear Wash-Wipe, Cornering Lamps, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror, Touch-screen, Navigation, Mirror Link, Cruise Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Telescopic Steering Adjustment, Auto-Up Anti_Pinch Passenger Windows and Remote Controlled Window Operation. Figo on the other hand only offers Side & Curtain Airbags over the Polo.


Pricing of other Variants:
Polo Highline (petrol, manual) - 7.85 Lakh, (Comfortline - 6.55 Lakh)
Figo Titanium Plus (petrol, manual) - 7.65 Lakh

Polo GT TSI (petrol, automatic) - 10.15 Lakh
Figo Titanium AT (petrol, automatic) - 8.30 Lakh

Polo Highline vs Figo Titanium Plus Features Comparison:
Common Features: ABS, Airbags-2, Automatic Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Steering Wheel Switches, Electrically Adjustable & Folding Mirrors, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Auto-up Anti-Pinch Driver’s Window, Fog Lamps, Driver’s Seat Height Adjust, Alloy Wheels

Extra Features in Figo (Titanium Plus): Side & Curtain Airbags

Extra Features in Polo (Highline): Parking Sensors, Rear Wash-Wipe, Cornering Lamps, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror, Touch-screen, Mirror Link, Cruise Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Telescopic Steering Adjustment, Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Passenger Windows, Remote Control Window Operation

Polo Comfortline vs Figo Titanium Plus Features Comparison:
Common Features: ABS, Airbags-2, AC, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Defogger, Auto-up Anti-Pinch Driver’s Window, Fog Lamps, Driver’s Seat Height Adjust

Extra Features in Figo (Titanium Plus): Side & Curtain Airbags, Alloy Wheels, Automatic Climate Control, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Steering Wheel Switches

Extra Features in Polo (Comfortline): Telescopic Steering Adjustment, Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Passenger Windows, Remote Control Window Operation

Fuel Efficiency Comparison:
Polo diesel, has an ARAI certified mileage of 20.1 kmpl (19.91 for GT TDI), which is a 4.7 kmpl less than Figo’s mileage of 25.8 kmpl. In our back-to-back tests the Figo was just over 1 kmpl more efficient than the Polo.

The manual geared Polo petrol has an ARAI certified mileage of 16.5 kmpl, which is 1.7 kmpl less than Figo manual’s mileage of 18.2 kmpl. The Polo GT TSI automatic also has an ARAI certified mileage of 16.5 kmpl, which is a 0.5 kmpl lower than Figo automatic's mileage of 17 kmpl. In our back-to-back tests, the manual Figo was just half kpl more efficient than the Polo, whereas the Figo 1.5 AT was just as efficient as the Polo GT TSI.

Fuel Cost: (for 75,000 km)
Polo (petrol, manual) - 4.30 Lakh
Figo (petrol, manual) - 3.90 Lakh

Polo GT TSI (petrol, automatic) - 4.30 Lakh
Figo 1.5 AT (petrol, automatic) - 4.20 Lakh

Polo (diesel, manual) - 2.90 Lakh
Figo (diesel, manual) - 2.25 Lakh

Performance & Drivability Comparison:
Petrol:

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Figo 1.2 - 85, Figo 1.5 - 107, Polo – 71, Polo GT TSI - 95
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Figo 1.2 - 108, Figo 1.5 - 130, Polo – 104, Polo GT TSI – 158

Power (PS@rpm): Figo 1.2 - 88@6300, Figo 1.5 - 112@6300, Polo – 75@5400, Polo GT TSI – 105@5000
Torque (Nm@rpm): Figo 1.2 - 112@4000, Figo 1.5 - 136@4250, Polo – 110@3750, Polo GT TSI – 175@1500-4100
Kerb Weight (kg): Figo 1.2 - 1040, Figo 1.5 - 1050, Polo – 1053, Polo GT TSI – 1109

Diesel:

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Figo - 94, Polo – 78
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Figo - 203, Polo – 199

Power (PS@rpm): Figo – 100@3750, Polo – 90@4200
Torque (Nm@rpm): Figo – 215@1750-3000, Polo – 230@1500-2500
Kerb Weight (kg): Figo - 1060, Polo – 1158

Handling & Ride Quality Comparison:

Ground Clearance (mm): Figo – 174, Polo - 165

Wheelbase (mm): Figo – 2491, Polo - 2469

Tyre Size:
Figo: 175/65R14
Polo: 175/70R14 (Trendline), 185/60R15 (Comfortline, Highline, GT)

Space & Comfort Comparison:

Boot-space (lit): Figo - 257, Polo - 294

Length (mm): Figo – 3886, Polo - 3971                                                                        
Width (mm): Figo – 1695, Polo - 1682
Height (mm): Figo – 1525, Polo - 1469

Reliability & After Sales Service Comparison:

Resale & Cost of Ownership Comparison:

Resale Value (after usage of 5 to 7 years)
Figo Titanium Plus (petrol manual) – 3.00 Lakh
Polo Highline (petrol manual) – 3.50 Lakh

Figo Titanium AT (petrol automatic) – 3.00 Lakh
Polo GT TSI (petrol automatic) – 4.50 Lakh

Figo Titanium Plus (diesel manual) – 3.25 Lakh
Polo Highline (diesel manual) – 3.75 Lakh

Total Cost of Ownership (Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
Figo Titanium Plus (petrol manual) – 8.55 Lakh
Polo Highline (petrol manual) – 8.65 Lakh

Figo Titanium AT (petrol automatic) – 9.50 Lakh
Polo GT TSI (petrol automatic) – 9.95 Lakh

Figo Titanium Plus (diesel manual) – 7.35 Lakh
Polo Highline (diesel manual) – 8.75 Lakh

Verdict:
Polo is a considerably better vehicle than the Figo. The Polo diesel is our pick of this test.

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