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Which Car Is Better To Buy: Compare Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai I20
Compared and reviewed service network, parts availability, customer service, cost of parts, power and performance, reliability, service intervals, cost, features, inside cabin space, boot space, and exteriors between VW Polo and I20 and I have found that I20 is the clear winner.
I20 is worth every penny spent on it – why, read here:
Space: It’s roomy and can be compared with a sedan.
Features: Some features are first time in any Indian hatchback
Boot Space: Huge compared to Polo. Ford Figo < Maruti Swift.
Looks: Personally I like Polo looks but it’s subjective.
Engine: 4 cylinder 90 PS in Hyundai i20 proven as compared to loud 3 cylinder some odd 70 PS in Polo.
Maintenance Cost: Admit that Hyundai is not cheap when compared to Maruti but it is certainly cheaper to maintain against Volkswagen. It looks and feels bigger.
VW Polo’s plus point: European car manufacturer plus good appearance.
Polo is better car than the i20 only in the pricing. If you come down to service cost, it only asks for 8k for every service. It has 3 cylinder 75 BHP which is less underpowered and engine sounds like a truck. There are little features inside the car if compared with Hyundai i20. Except for build, quality, and handling, i20 is far better than Polo in virtually all the areas, right from space, features, engine, cost of ownership, resale value, safety features, etc. I20 simply pips Polo in most areas and is a better car.
So if you are still confused between buying Volkswagen Polo or Hyundai I20, then here is my advice for you:
- If you have deep pockets and can spend 10k or more on every service for first 3 and after that may be 5k around per month for just maintenance only, then you can buy Volkswagen Polo.
- If you will fit anything even just a fog lamp or a music system from outside the company, VW will void your car warranty.
- Performance wise, Polo only has 3-cylinder engine and 75 BHP but if you are a kind of a person who don’t need the car to get sluggish or bottleneck in between or feels like to race in the weekend with the friends, then you will be disappointed every time. In straight or on a track, i20 will anytime pawn Polo, Fabia, Swift, and Punto.
I am not giving this advice because I am a diehard fan of Hyundai but what I am telling you is a reviewed fact. I have test driven i20 and VW Polo and compared everything and just found Hyundai i20 winning the race. If you will ask anyone to compare Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai I20 for you, most people will say to buy i20 without any single thought. Test drive both cars and you will get to know it by yourself and then decide which car is better to buy.