Friday, February 25, 2011

Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel Car Comparison

Maruti SX4 Diesel which has been recently launched by Maruti Suzuki India is a direct and strong competition to the Diesel sedans in India. Among the popular ones is the Volkswagen Vento Diesel which has been clocking good sales numbers for Volkswagen India. The diesel sedans in India are popular among the buyers who want decent luxury combines with high fuel efficiency of a diesel engine and low running cost because of subsidized diesel prices in India. In this post, I will compare two popular sedans, the newly launched Maruti SX4 Diesel and Volkswagen Vento Diesel.

Volkswagen VentoMaruti-SX4

Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel Exteriors

Maruti SX4 Diesel Dimension:

Length = 4490 mm; Width = 1735mm; Height = 1550mm;

Volkswagen Vento Diesel Dimensions:

Length = 4384mm; Width = 1699mm; Height = 1466mm;

Maruti SX4 has more of rounded curves and is larger in all the three dimensions compared to Vento. The styling of Vento is however more modern and appeals more to me. I like the font fascia of Vento very much. It looks exactly like the hatchback Volkswagen Polo from front. If you like larger looking car, probably you would like SX4 more, but if you want style and elegance, Vento is your car then. I personally like the exteriors of Vento better than SX4.

Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel Engine

Engine Specification of Maruti SX4 Diesel:
  • 16 Valve DDis Multijet DOHC
  • 4 Cylinder CRDI Diesel engine
  • Displacement 1248CC
  • Fuel Efficiency 21.5 KMPL
  • Max Power 88.8 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque 200 Nm @ 1750 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Kerb Weight 1225 to 1245 KG Kg
Engine Specification of Volkswagen Vento Diesel:
  • 4 Cylinder inline DOHC Engine
  • Displacement 1598 CC
  • Fuel Efficiency 20.5 KMPL
  • Max Power 103.6 BHP @ 4400 RPM
  • Max Torque 250 Nm @ 1500 to 2500 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Kerb Weight 1190 to 1220 Kg

Considering the Engine specs, the Vento outplays the SX4 Diesel in both power as well as torque. The main reason for this difference in power and torque is because of the engine displacement. SX4 has a 1.3 Litre Engine whereas Vento has got 1.6 Litre engine which churns out more power but delivers slightly less on mileage. If I have to choose one of the two based on the engine, I would like to pick the Vento 1.6 Litre Diesel.

Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel Interiors

Maruti SX4 interiors

Maruti SX4 Diesel Interiors

Volkswagen Vento Interiors

Volkswagen Vento Interiors

On the interiors, both cars looks good. Maruti SX4 scored higher on the Interiors with better colour tone. Also, SX4 is more spacious compared to the Vento because of being a larger car. Also the SX4 offers a larger boot space. So on the interiors and comfort front, SX4 has a slight edge. Considering the quality of material and elegance of interiors, VW is better compared to the SX4.

Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel Price

Volkswagen Vento is priced between Rs. 7.99 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi for Trendline Diesel and Rs. 9.24 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi for for Highline Diesel.

Maruti SX4 is priced between Rs. 7.74 Lakhs Ex-showroom Delhi for VDi and Rs. 8.62 Lakhs Ex-showroom Delhi for ZDi variant.

Considering the price difference between the cars is approximately Rs. 25000 for lower trim and about Rs. 62000 for the higher trim levels, I would suggest that SX4 is better deal if going for a higher trim level, however if you are going for a lower trim, spending 25 K extra on a Vento for a more powerful engine makes sense.

Whatuwantnow Verdict on Maruti SX4 Diesel VS Volkswagen Vento Diesel

If you want a more value for money sedan with high interior and boot space for your luggage, go for SX4, it’s a better deal. On the other hand you care more for style and performance and want a stylish exterior and elegant interior with high quality, and space is not your major criterion, Vento will please your better with its quality and power however you will have to pay for the premium as the prices is higher.

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