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Compare Volkswagen Polo Vs Ford Figo

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of the two most engaging hatchbacks - Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo

The hatchback segment in India accounts for most number of sales and is the backbone of some of the manufacturers. The number of available car options is pretty wide and the competition is neck to neck. Almost every car maker has launched its hatchback and is trying to lure the consumers. Amongst them, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo are two of the most charming hatchbacks. Both of them are loaded with numerous features and the option of diesel and petrol motor is certainly a competitive point here. The cars are more compact than some of the rivals and have understated looks. The detailed specification sheet present below would help you understand the differences in a better way.

Specification Sheet

Volkswagen Polo Safety vs. Ford Figo Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Airbags
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors
    Not on offer
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    Yes

Volkswagen Polo Exterior vs. Ford Figo Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment - Electric
    Internal adjustment - Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Not on Offer
    Yes

Volkswagen Polo Interior vs. Ford Figo Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    Only Front
  • Power Steering
    Electric Power, Yes
    Yes, Hydraulic Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake
  • Seats Material
    Fabric
    Fabric
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Not on offer
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    No
    No
  • Rear Center Armrest
    No
    No
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    No

Volkswagen Polo Comfort vs. Ford Figo Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
  • Automatic Headlamps
    No
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal, With Remote
    Internal, With Remote
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Push to Open
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, All Rows
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    No
    No
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front
    Yes, Front
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Remote
    Yes, Remote
  • Paddle Shifters
    No
    Not applicable
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Volkswagen Polo Instrumentation vs. Ford Figo Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • Average Speed
    No
    No
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Analog
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    No
    No
  • Headlight Reminder
    No
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Volkswagen Polo Dimensions and Weights vs. Ford Figo Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3971 mm
    3795 mm
  • Width
    1682 mm
    1680 mm
  • Height
    1469 mm
    1427 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2469 mm
    2489 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165 mm
    168 mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1158 kg (Diesel) / 1066 kg (Petrol)
    1130 kg (Diesel) / 1090 kg (Petrol)
  • Boot Space
    280 litres
    284 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    45 litres
    45 litres

Volkswagen Polo Body vs. Ford Figo Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Volkswagen Polo Engine vs. Ford Figo Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1396 cc (Diesel) / 1198 cc (Petrol)
    1399 cc (Diesel) / 1196 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    90@4000 (Diesel) / 75@5400 (Petrol)
    69@4000 (Diesel) / 71@6250 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    230@1500-2500 (Diesel) / 110@3750 (Petrol)
    160@2000 (Diesel) / 102@4000 (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel / Petrol 
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    20.14 km/litre / 16.47 km/litre
    19.99 km/litre (Diesel) / 15.22 km/litre (Petrol)

Volkswagen Polo Transmission vs. Ford Figo Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    5 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)
    5 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)

Volkswagen Polo Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Ford Figo Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    185/60R15
    175/65R14
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    185/60R15
    175/65R14

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Polo Highline Petrol with Figo Titanium Petrol and Polo Highline Diesel with Figo Titanium Diesel. 

Volkswagen Polo Vs Ford Figo (Design and Exteriors)

Volkswagen Polo is a gorgeous and understated looking hatchback, which is tempting in abundant ways. The front profile is fixed with halogen headlights that guarantee ideal visibility of road during night. The dual beams facility is not available in base trim called Trendline. The fog lamps on the front are positioned well on the sides. Front radiator grille is extensive and chrome inserts add to the glamour. The fashionable body colored bumper make the car look graceful. Windscreen has heat insulating facility, and the ORVMs and door handles are same as body color. 14 inches steel wheels are fitted in the Comfortline variant, while the top end has 15 inch alloy wheels. Rear profile of the Polo is a concoction of sportiness and sophistication. The tail lights are nicely done and the LED high mounted stop lamp adds to the safety front too. 

Ford Figo hatchback was updated recently and the new version is definitely trendy and stirring. The front part has been equipped with a pair of fog lamps. The sportiness is amplified with the high end finish in the façade. The radiator grille with the chrome strip and Ford‘s logo is very idyllic. The bumper is in body color with hexagonal air dam is wide enough to cool off the engine with ease. The side profile of Figo is highlighted with alloy wheels that are available in the top end trim and body colored ORVMs integrated with turn indicators. The body colored door handles are harmonized with the persona of the car. The rear profile has a neat taillight cluster with turn indicators and high mounted stop lamp. The smoky finish on the cladding takes sportiness to another level.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Ford Figo (Interiors and Features)

Volkswagen Polo has well-built and swish interiors. Once you step foot inside, the interiors charm you in just a single glance. The hatchback has been hallowed with huge dash and a calming color theme. The scratch resistant material is what makes it more interesting. The storage spaces are plenty with several comfort features. The front power windows in the base variant is totally impressive, while other variants come with all four power windows with one touchdown button on the driver’s side. On the infotainment front, CD/MP3 player has USB, AUX-in support to keep the occupants entertained throughout the journey. The Bluetooth connectivity however, is available only in the top trim of Polo. Furthermore, Polo also come with rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, rear parking sensors, remote fuel lid and boot opener and more.

Ford Figo is a comfortable car with well-designed interiors. There are copious comfort characteristics. The features which are available in all variants include in remote fuel lid and boot opener, manual air conditioning system along with anti drip wiping function and power steering wheel with tilt adjusting column. The hatchback doesn’t disappoint in terms of utility features as well. The car comes with 12V power socket, front sun visors, day and night inside rear view mirror, front power windows and premium fabric upholstery. The top end variant comes with multi functional steering wheel with electrically adjustable ORVMs, silver finished inside door handles. Height adjuster for the driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity with superior music system is some of the other features of the car.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Ford Figo (Engine, Transmission and Gearbox)

Volkswagen Polo is obtainable in diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol variant of the hatchback has been equipped with 1.2-Litre 1198cc petrol motor. It is strappy and has a mishmash of 3-cylinders and 12 valves. With the power output of 75PS it also generates peak torque of 110Nm. the diesel consumers have two options. The GT variants of Polo are blessed with 1498cc motor that churns out 105PS power and 250Nm torque. The other engine is 1.5Litre TDI motor with 1498cc displacement. This one gives away peak power of 90Ps and 230Nm torque. You would find that the engines are coupled with the evergreen five speed manual transmission.

Ford Figo is offered in diesel and petrol engine options as well. The petrol models has 1.2-Litre Duratec engine that displaces 1196cc. This powertrain happily generates maximum power of 71PS in the company of 102Nm of torque. The diesel variants have 1.4-Litre Duratorq power train that has a configuration of 4 cylinders and 16 valves. This 1399cc motor gives away power of 68.9PS and 160Nm of torque. The engines are united with 5-speed manual transmission that promises elevated mileage and amazing performance.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Ford Figo (Mileage and Safety)

Volkswagen Polo delivers great mileage. The petrol variants deliver a fuel economy of 16.47kmpl. Quite the opposite, the GT trims in diesel delivers 19.91kmpl of mileage and the variants with 1.5-Litre turbocharged direct injection fuel supply delivers a striking mileage of 22kmpl.

The Ford Figo isn’t unsatisfactory when it comes to mileage. The All the variants of Figo are fuel efficient and don’t let down the consumers at all. The petrol variants here give away utmost mileage of 15.6kmpl on the highways and 12.3kmpl on the city roads. On the other hand, the diesel trims of Figo delivers a superior fuel economy of 20kmpl on the highways and 17kmpl in high traffic conditions.

Volkswagen Polo is integrated with copious amount of safety features, which makes sure lofty safeguard of the passengers and of the car as well. The top end variant here has been outfitted with 3-point seat belts for the front seats, fog lamps (front and rear), dual SRS airbags, anti-pinch power windows, electronic brake force distribution system, anti-lock braking system and brake assist. In addition to this, there is also engine immobilizer, speed sensing auto door locks, central locking system, etc, which are standard features.

Ford Figo is reckoned amid the safest cars in the hatchback segment of the Indian car market. There are so many safety traits fixed in Figo. All the variants of the hatchback are showered with central locking system, 3-point seat belts, high mounted stop lamp and laminated glazed front windscreen. The mid range variant (ZXi) has driver’s airbag along accompanied by the features mentioned above. The top end trim that is called Titanium has dual SRS airbags, electronic brake force distribution system, anti-lock braking system, and brake assist. The programmable keyless entry, rear defogger, front fog lamps, and passive anti theft system are installed as well in the top trim.

Verdict

Both Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo are well-built hatchbacks that are also very engaging to drive. However, when it comes to price, Polo is on the costlier side. But the comfort and quality of the car impress thoroughly. On the other hand, Figo is inexpensive and the diesel version is particularly athletic, is impressive to drive and manages to offer decent mileage too.

Go for the Figo if you want a great driver’s car and have a limited budget. If you can spend more, the Polo GT is the car that you should definitely consider since it trumps the Figo by a long margin.

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