I want to by a petrol car, which one should I buy Volkswagen Polo or Maruti Suzuki Baleno?
By: Vineet Malhotra on 3 january 2017
In my opinion Maruti Suzuki Baleno would be better choice here, dimensionally is it lengthier and wider than Polo. Polo falls short in terms of rear seat space, luggage space and maintenance cost but it scores better on build quality, safety and ride quality.
Talking about the mechanicals, Polo (petrol) is powered by 1.2 liter engine that develops peak power of 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm and peak torque of 110 Nm @ 3750 rpm compared to 83 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4000 of Baleno respectively. Baleno also has segment best ARAI mileage of 21.4 kmpl while the claimed mileage Polo is around 16.5 kmpl.
Other advantage of Baleno is that Maruti also has the widest network of service centers and dealerships in India so that is a big mental satisfaction for owners. In spite of all these advantages, Baleno also has been priced much cheaper than Polo which makes a strong case for it.
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