Recently I have published a comparison between the Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo, I compared the petrol and diesel variants separately. If you want to see the comparison, you can refer these links- Volkswagen Polo Petrol Vs Ford Figo Petrol / Volkswagen Polo Diesel Vs Ford Figo Diesel.
In this article I am going to compare Ford Figo Petrol with yet another beautiful and small hatchback by Chevrolet the Chevrolet Beat. Both these cars are new in Indian markets and are priced similar and are small hatchback cars. I will compare the two in this article. I am going to compare only petrol variants as the Beat does not come with a Diesel engine as yet.
The cars are priced between Rs. 3.4 Lakh and Rs. 4.4 Lakh Ex-showroom approx.
Ford Figo Vs Chevrolet Beat Exterior Styling
Honestly speaking, I feel that looks of Chevrolet beat are much more appealing and modern compared to the Ford Figo. The front of both cars are equally impressive, but the side looks of Beat is a lot more modern and smooth. The door handles design makes it look almost like a 2 door and the curves are really well done. To on exteriors, I personally like Chevrolet Beat better than Ford Figo.
Chevrolet Beat Dimension :
Length = 3595mm; Width = 1595mm; Height = 1520;
Ford Figo Dimensions :
Length = 3795mm; Width = 1680mm; Height = 1453mm;
Considering the dimensions of the two cars, its evident that Figo is longer and wider compared to Beat, whereas Beat is slightly taller and compact. So this is very subjective to the individual choice whether a person likes wider car or a compact one. For a city driving, compact is better and for countryside and sub-urban, wide is better.
Ford Figo Petrol Engine Vs Chevrolet Beat Petrol Engine
Engine Specifications of Ford Figo:
- 4 Cylinder Water Cooled Engine
- 1196 CC MPFI Engine
- Max Power – 71 BHP @ 6250 RPM
- Max Torque – 102 Nm @ 4000 RPM
- 5 Speed Manual transmission
Engine Specifications of Chevrolet Beat:
- New Generation S-TEC II engine
- 1196 CC / 4 Cylinder / 16 Valve DOHC
- Max Power output of 80.5 BHP
- 108 Nm Torque @ 4400 rpm
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
Considering the engine capacity is same, the Chevrolet Engine seems more impressive with 80.5 BHP power and 108 Nm torque compared to 71 BHP power and 102Nm torque of Ford Figo. So in this sense, my vote for Engine goes to Chevrolet Beat.
Ford Figo Interiors Vs Chevrolet Beat Interiors
First thing that you will notice about Ford Figo is that its more spacious compared to Chevrolet Beat from the Inside.The reason being more width. This makes the rear passenger comfort better, especially if you want to seat 3 passengers in the rear seat.
The looks of Ford Figo Interiors are nice enough and have a dual tone touch in fabric and dashboard. The quality of the plastic is not very high, its somewhat average. One thing you will miss is the rear power windows, which are missing even from the top end model. So the interiors are good and spacious, but not very impressive when it comes to looks, luxury and quality.
The Chevrolet beat looks much better from inside, although its bit congested for 5 passengers and the space inside is less in width,but the quality of material and the interior looks are much more impressive compared to the Ford Figo. It also comes with all powered windows in its top end model.
So on interiors, my vote goes to Chevrolet Beat, but if you have a family of 5 people, I think you better go with Figo when it comes to interior space.
Ford Figo Petrol Price Vs Chevrolet Beat Price
The price difference between Ford Figo and Chevrolet Beat is not much, but considering the interior quality, my vote again goes to the Beat.
Cost Of Ford Figo Petrol In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)
- Price of Ford Figo 1.2L Duratec LXi is Rs. 3,49,900
- Price of Ford Figo 1.2L Duratec EXi is Rs. 3,81,900
- Price of Ford Figo 1.2L Duratec ZXi is Rs. 3,99,900
- Price of Ford Figo 1.2L Duratec Titanium is Rs. 4,42,900
Cost Of Chevrolet Beat In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)
- Chevrolet Beat PS for Rs. 3.34 lakhs
- Chevrolet Beat LS for Rs. 3.54 lakhs
- Chevrolet Beat LT for Rs. 3.94 lakhs
Ford Figo After Sales Service Vs Chevrolet Beat After Sales Service
I think when it comes to After-sales service, both the brands are equally good, so you need to figure out which service centre is easily available in the City / Place where you live. My take on it is neutral.
Car Blog India verdict – Ford Figo Vs Chevrolet Beat
If you want a stylish and powerful car and won’t drive with 3 passengers at the rear, Chevrolet Beat is the car for you. I would personally buy a Beat compared to Figo.
But if you want a contemporary and wider car which can seat 3 passengers in the rear comfortably, you should consider Figo as it has got more space on the inside in width.
See detailed Review of Ford Figo and Chevrolet beat at these links-