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Compare Hyundai i20 Active Vs Volkswagen Polo

Snapshot: We compare the specification of the Hyundai i20 Active with the Volkswagen Polo

Hyundai and Volkswagen both are big names in the Indian car market. These car makers are known for offering cars, which are smart, beautiful, and comfortable. The cars from these manufacturers are known for their own unique strengths. Hyundai i20 Active is a crossover hatchback that has been derived from the successful i20 Elite, it comprises of features that would make any consumer fall in love with it, while Volkswagen Polo is a luxury hatchback, which is slightly expensive when compared to other cars in its category. The diesel and petrol engine options in both the hatchbacks make them enter in a much more cut throat competition. The specification sheetpresent below would help you compare the cars better.

Hyundai i20 Active Safety vs. Volkswagen Polo Safety

  • Number of Airbags
     2 (Diesel) / 1 (Petrol)
    2
  • Airbags
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Braking Systems
    Anti-lock Braking system (ABS)
    Anti-lock Braking system (ABS)
  • Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Rear sensors with camera
    Rear Sensors
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning Lamp
    Yes
    Yes

Hyundai i20 Active Exterior vs. Volkswagen Polo Exterior


  • Headlights
    Projector
    Halogen
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • Bumper
    Body colored bumper
    Body colored bumper

Hyundai i20 Active Interior vs. Volkswagen Polo Interior

  • Power windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power steering
    Electric power
    Hydraulic power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog
    Analog
  • Multifunction display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable steering column
    Rake, Reach
    Rake, Reach
  • Multifunction steering wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment

Hyundai i20 Active Comfort vs. Volkswagen Polo Comfort

  • Audiosystem
    CD Player with USB & Aux-in
    USB & Aux-in
  • Navigation system
    No
    No
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes

Hyundai i20 Active Dimensions and weights vs. Volkswagen Polo Dimensions and weights

  • Length
    3995 mm.
    3970 mm.
  • Width
    1760 mm.
    1682 mm.
  • Height
    1555 mm.
    1453 mm.
  • Wheel base
    2570 mm.
    2456 mm.
  • Ground clearance
    190 mm.
    168 mm.
  • Boot space
    285 l.
    280 l.

Hyundai i20 Active Body vs. Volkswagen Polo Body

  • Seating capacity
    5
    5
  • Doors
    5
    5

Hyundai i20 Active Engine vs. Volkswagen Polo Engine

  • Cylinder configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4 (Diesel) / 3 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
    1396 cc (Diesel) / 1197 cc (Petrol)
    1498 cc (Diesel) / 1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    90 @ 4000 (Diesel) /  83 @ 6000 (Petrol)
    91 @ 4200 (Diesel) / 75 @ 5400 (Petrol)
  • Torque (NM @ RPM)
    220 @ 1500-2750 (Diesel) / 114 @ 4000 (Petrol)
    230 @ 1500 (Diesel) / 110 @ 3750 (Petrol)
  • Fuel type
    Diesel / Petrol
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage (km/liter)
    21.19 (Diesel) / 17.19 (Petrol)
    20.14 (Diesel) / 16.47 (Petrol)

Hyundai i20 Active Transmission vs. Volkswagen Polo Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    Front wheel drive
    Front wheel drive
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    6 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)
    5 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)

Hyundai i20 Active Brakes and Wheels vs. Volkswagen Polo Brakes and Wheels

  • Front brakes
    Disc brakes
    Disc brakes
  • Rear brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Wheels size
    R16
    R15
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Hyundai i20 Active Vs Volkswagen Polo (Design and Exteriors)

Hyundai i20 Active is basically a sub 4-meter crossover, which makes it have a combination of sophisticated and sporty exteriors. The car comes with its signature fluidic design. The front profile has the hexagonal shaped radiator grille with chrome finished Hyundai Logo. The bumper is finished with rounded fog lamps and aluminum nudge guard. The projector headlamps complete the façade. The side profile features in the top end variants along with B and C black pillars and chrome finished door handles. The ORVMs are dipped in body color incorporated with turn indicators. the alloy wheels come in as standard, but the base range model has silver alloy wheels, while the top end has diamond cut alloy wheels. The ground clearance is high (190mm). Coming to the rear profile, the chic and slim tail lights are attractive with a large windscreen. Chrome inserts on tail gate finish the sportiness with impressive style.

Volkswagen Polo is an attractive looking hatchback, which is alluring in numerous ways. The front has halogen headlights that ensure high class visibility of road. The dual beams facility is however is absent in the base Trendline variant. The fog lamps also grace the front profile. Front radiator grille is wide enough and is finished with chrome inserts. The stylish body colored bumper deliver an elegant representation. Windscreen is head insulating, and the ORVMs and door handles have are dipped in body colors. 14 inches steel wheels are present in Comfortline, while the top end has 15 inches of alloy wheels. Rear profile of Volkswagen Polo is a mixture of sportiness and elegance. The tail lights are cool looking and the LED high mounted stop lamp is done to perfection. 

Hyundai i20 Active vs Volkswagen Polo (Interiors and Features)

Hyundai i20 Active crossover is not only good-looking but also comes with superb interiors. The dual tone color theme is alluring and the option to choose from blue and tangerine orange colored inserts further makes it exciting. The chrome hints around deliver sophistication to the interiors provide a very lush and plush appearance. The dashboard has a regal appearance, which incorporates instrument panel, air conditioning system, three spoke steering wheel. The Bluetooth connectivity featured with the advanced music system makes playing music during the ride easy and convenient. The audio and call controls are mounted on power steering wheel are ideal. However, these things would be found only in the top end variant. The seats are well-cushioned and high quality upholstery does the trick. The power windows, clutch foot rest, ticket holder, accessory power outlet, battery saver, passenger vanity mirror, internally adjustable outside mirrors and lane change indicator are the other features in Hyundai i20 Active.

The Volkswagen Polo has lush and plush interiors. As soon as you enter the car, the interiors would not fail to charm you at any point. The hatchback has been blessed with great dashboard and a soothing color theme. The scratch resistant material is amongst the major highlight. The storage spaces are in abundance along with numerous comfort features. the front doors have power windows in the base variant, while other variants come with all four power windows with one touchdown button on the driver’s side. The CD/MP3 player has USB, AUX-in support. The Bluetooth connectivity is present in the top trim of the car. There is also rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, rear parking sensors, remote fuel lid and boot opener and more.

Hyundai i20 Active vs Volkswagen Polo (Engine, Transmission and G​earbox)

Hyundai i20 Active is offered in both diesel and petrol variants making it more viable and easy for the consumer to pick from. The 1.2-Litre Kappa engine with 1197cc displacement is present in the petrol variant of the car. This one has the capacity to churn out maximum power of 81.8bhp and 114.7Nm of torque. The engine here is mated with five-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant features 1396cc 1.4-Litre common rail based direct injection fuel supply system power train. The power delivery goes up to 88.7bhp along with 220Nm of torque. the six-speed manual gearbox coupled with the diesel engine is quite exciting.

Volkswagen Polo is offered in diesel and petrol engine options as well. The 1.2-Litre 1198cc petrol motor is strong and has a combination of 3-cylinders and 12 valves. It manages to give out 74bhp of power and 110Nm of torque. The diesel one has two choices. The GT variants of the car has 1498cc engine that churns out 103.56bhp power and 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the others are installed with 1.5-Litre TDI engine with a displacement of 1498cc. it can produce maximum power output of 88.8bhp and 230Nm of peak torque. The five-speed manual transmission coupled with the engines ensures a good performance on road.

Hyundai i20 Active vs Volkswagen Polo (Mileage and Safety features)

Hyundai i20 Active is a very fuel efficient car, be it the petrol one or the diesel variants. The petrol trim featuring 1.2-Litre MPFI fuel supply system comfortably gives away 17.19kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the diesel trims installed with 1.4-Litre CRDi engine churns out top mileage of 21.19kmpl.

Volkswagen Polo doesn’t dash hopes in terms of mileage. The fuel economy of the petrol trim manages to give out 16.47kmpl. In contrast, the GT trims featuring in diesel delivers 19.91kmpl of mileage and ones with 1.5-Litre turbocharged direct injection fuel supply system gives an impressive mileage of 22kmpl.

In terms of safety department, both Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 Active are top notch. Hyundai i20 Active is blessed with a number of advanced safety traits. The strong body is one of the highlights with central locking, day and night inside rear view mirror, dual horn, bold headlamps, advanced engine immobilizer, comes as standard. The mid range variants have rear defogger, impact sensing auto door lock, driver’s airbag, ABS, and front fog lamps accompanied by rear parking sensors. The electro-chromatic internal rear view mirror acts as display. The highest variant of i20 Active has automatic headlamps, dual SRS airbags, keyless entry with smart key and clutch lock.

Volkswagen Polo is incorporated with abundant safety features, which ensure high protection of the passengers as well as of the car. the top end variant of the car comes with 3-point seat belts for the front seats, dual SRS airbags, fog lamps (front and rear), anti-pinch power windows, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist. Features like engine immobilizer, central locking system, speed sensing auto door locks etc come in as standard features here.

Verdict

Hyundai i20 Active has so many things, which win it all. The presence of six-speed gearshift, high ground clearance, and excellent interiors are icing on the cake. On the other hand, the inspiring and sporty exteriors act as cherry on top. The Volkswagen Polo does match up to its level, but due to its less flexible price range and absence of 6-speed gearbox, i20 Active takes the top seat.

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