Ford Figo Diesel Vs Volkswagen Polo Diesel


Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo are the two brand new smashing cars coming to Indian roads  Indian roads in March and April 2010 respectively. I have already compared Volkswagen Polo Petrol Vs Ford Figo petrol . In this article I will compare Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo Diesel variants.

These cars are placed in a price range of about – Rs. 4.5 Lakh to Rs. 6.4 Lakh ex-showroom

In this comparison I will compare the 1.2 Litre Diesel Engine model of Volkswagen Polo with 1.4 Litre Diesel Engine model of Ford Figo.

Price Of Volkswagen Polo Vs Price Of Ford Figo

The price of Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Litre Diesel Variant varies between Rs. 4.99 Lakhs and Rs. 6.4 Lakhs. Whereas the price of Ford Figo 1.4 Litre Diesel Variant varies between Rs. 4.5 to Rs. 5.55 Lakhs. The price difference in the Diesel version of Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo is not as high as is between the petrol variants of these hatchback cars.

Engine And Transmission Comparison Of Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo Diesel Models

Volkswagen Polo Engine / Transmission :

  • 3 Cylinder
  • 1199 CC CRDI engine
  • Max Power – 74 BHP @ 4200 RPM
  • Max Torque – 180 Nm @ 2000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission

Ford Figo Engine / Transmission :

  • 4 Cylinder
  • 1399 CC CRDI Engine
  • Max Power – 69 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque – 160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission

Considering the above specs, the Volkswagen Polo engine is a clear winner which even being a smaller engine churns out more power and torque compared to the Ford Figo 1.4 Litre Diesel Engine. However the difference is not drastic if you consider in absolute terms, as both of these engines deliver maximum power and torque at almost same RPM levels.

Exteriors And Size Comparison of Volkswagen Polo And Ford Figo Diesel

Volkswagen Polo Size and Exteriors :

  • Length: 3970mm, Width: 1682mm, Height:1453mm
  • Wheelbase:2456mm
  • Wheel Size: 14 inch / 15inch (in different variants)
  • Turning Radius : 4.97m

Ford Figo Size And Exteriors :

  • Length: 3795mm, Width: 1680mm, Height:1427mm
  • Wheelbase:2489mm
  • Wheel Size: 14 inch
  • Turning Radius : 4.90m

Considering these specs, it looks like the Polo is longer and has slightly larger turning radius. The wheel size is almost same for most variant. The wheelbase of Figo is slightly larger. These cars almost stand same in these specs. These specifications are exactly identical to the petrol variants of these cars.

Comfort Features Comparison Between Volkswagen Polo And Ford Figo

To do a fair analysis, lets not forget these two cars come at a different price bracket, so Volkswagen polo might be having more comfort and luxury features. Again these features will be almost same as for the Petrol versions.

Volkswagen Polo Ford Figo
AC with heater Yes Yes
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Windows Front Yes Yes (Except Exi Model)
ABS and EBD Yes (high end version) Yes (high end version)
Engine Immobilizer Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes (Except Exi Model)
Chrome Finish Yes (high end version) Yes (high end version)

Many of the features are available in both these cars, but Ford Figo might not be as high on luxury features as Volkswagen Polo because of the Price difference.

Availability Of After Sales Service Comparison Between Volkswagen Polo And Ford Figo

In this context, Ford has an upper hand because of its longer presence in Indian automobile market competed to Volkswagen. This might be an important criteria for you if you are living in sub-urban or rural areas where there are limited number of car service stations. If you live in a metro city of India, it will not be a deciding factor.

Conclusion Of Comparison Between Volkswagen Polo And Ford Figo Diesel Variants

I personally would like to go for Polo, for two reasons, its not very pricey as compared to the Ford Figo and second the power and interior quality of Polo Diesel really impresses me. Also I don’t need to worry much about the service centers as I live in a metro city.

If you don’t have a service center of Volkswagen available near you and are on tight budget, then Ford Figo is a good option for you.

Also check out-

Ford Figo Petrol Vs Volkswagen Polo Petrol

For detail review on Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo, check out –

Ford Figo Specification, Features, Price and Looks

Volkswagen Polo Specification, Features, Price and Looks


  1. I think after seen the Polo & Figo Figo having upper hand comparietivily Polo bcoz Interior, Average, Ground Clerence & other main reason Price diffrence for middle class family as its diesal diffrennce approx 1 lacks.

  2. Ritz is very comfortable to drive and better utilisation of space. Very smooth gear shifting and you donot even know if the engine is on.good in mileage…

  3. chevrolet Beat is very comfartable. good milage great control it feels like like roket.Good car in comprision of other hatchback car.
    If u will take a test drive then u will prefer this car only.with great looks.five stars.

  4. i think given comparision between polo n figo diesel is incomplete, we have not covered the engine noise level, pick-up, seating comfort nso many other areas. i wish we will get illustrated comparision. thanks ! all the best !!

  5. I agree with nitin. There is a very bad turbo lag in the polo diesel which negates the power advantage it has over the figo. Due to this, its not as drivable in the city as the figo, where these cars will be used majority of the time. And the advantages the polo has over figo (like the interior and build quality and ride quality, snob value of VW badge) are very marginal over the ford which is a very close second to the polo in these terms, definitely not enough to justify the 1 lakh price difference between the two. Figo’s case is just too strong against the polo i think…
    But one thing’s for sure, you gotta love polo’s quality, it makes you feel special.


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