Comparing Swift, Polo, Figo and i20 in Indian car market is like comparing the best from teh lot of all premium hatchbacks available in India. It ultimately just boils down to some specific feature requirement and depth of one's pocket.
Which is the best diesel hatchback car that I can buy?
My key needs are good mileage, comfort and driveability features, Power Windows on all doors a must. My shortlisted options are New Swift, Polo, i20, Figo. Figo though does not have power windows in rear doors. Please advice.
A diesel hatch with power windows on all doors ensures that one automatically gets top-end variants of all models in his/her consideration set. These come with a pretty hefty price tag and I am sure that you are prepared for such a proposition.
Comfort is defined by the space inside the car, unfortunately most hatches are quite inadequate in the rear for 3 and this gets further diluted by downward sloping roof in case of Figo and Polo which compromises the rear headroom. Polo unfortunately also has a low ingress (entry) which makes getting in and out of the car that much more difficult.
The only car which offers great comfort in terms of rear space is The Vista, followed by the Swift a distant second. Visit www.ecardlr.com for details on headroom, legroom and shoulder room inside a car.
Mileage – Most diesel car are not gas guzzlers, however for comparison you can check ARAI mileage figures in our new car module.
Driveability – Completely an individual’s choice, one way to differentiate driveability as an everyday driver and not a car expert is to check which car tires you the most after driving similar distance in each of them. That car model or make should be avoided. Another way of checking driveability is to notice how many down and up-shift of gears is required in similar city traffic. On this front Swift scores quite well. The car that inspires most confidence in cornering will also score high on driveability.