Pradeep Tokas has asked the community whether he should go for the Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDI or the Volkswagen Polo Highline. Help him by sharing your opinions.

The Swift ZDI proved to be the popular option on our facebook fan page but the long waiting period that the car demands can be a turn off for many. The Maruti Swift ZDI costs Rs. 6.48 lakh in Delhi while the Volkswagen Polo Highline costs Rs. 7.06 lakh. It is evident that the Swift is much more affordable option but the Polo does come with a premium due to its Volkswagen tag.

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The Swift also has a claimed mileage of 23 kmpl compared to the Polo’s claimed mileage of 22 kmpl, although that is not a big difference in times where fuel prices are rinsing day by day every bit counts.

The Swift is also a lot more fun to drive than the Polo. Although both the cars make 74 bhp of power the Swift reaches that point at 4,000 rpm while the Polo takes 4,200 rpm. The Swift also makes more torque at 190 Nm against the Polo’ 180 Nm.

So ideally the Swift is the better option for Pradeep but if he cannot afford to wait for it then the Volkswagen Polo is an equally value for money vehicle. What do you suggest for Pradeep? Share your views in the comments section below.


  1. i ll not go for polo everything is awsm ..but they used a 1200cc 3 cylinder engine … iff u can w8 go for swift zdi..

  2. nothing beats d swift when it comes to performance. Its a drivers delight car. Its frugal &pocket friendly too. So swift rockzz anytime, anyday.

  3. ppls were nt got fooled from maruti . . . Even they were talking about i 20
    . .lets compare i20 with punto 90hp . . . Bro u asked about swift or polo. . . Evry 1s 1st choice is swift than i20. . Than u cn think about punto nd vista . . Vw ll be prefred if they use a 4 cyl engine instead of 3 cyl. .

  4. Polo Highline the concept which will take MAruti to come up in ages to ages. Superb class German Technology, Great ABS, Absoloutely Smooth Steering, Sports Luks, Great Mileage And Its Acceleator is different from all Indian Cars..Just watch – Polo Highline!!!

  5. Mr.pradeep I guess polo is d undisputed winner btwn both. I own one trust me. low maintenance. high quality n all d above the vw tag. and yeha u cn also go for hyundai i20 d king f its its class…

  6. I say try the i20 too since you are considering a premium hatch……VW is nothing to write home about (barring the build quality which is far superior to marutis’)…it is a good brand and that is it! Dealer network is still small and finding a qualified mechanic in case of a breakdown is difficult…I personally am not a fan of the Swift…but in your case I would say it is a good option! Neithe

  7. Helo pradeep I would like to tell you out that the swift zdi is the best option for you. Because of the swift is the best hachbacj than others cars. Swift is the fully loaded car at a cheap cost with amezing features the ground cleareance of this car is higher than other cars because in india there is a need of higher ground clearence to the car. Because of the speedbreaker and off road. And the s

  8. Aalok Raj yes dude. your maintenance service comes every 15000km and as its a high quality car u dnt require 2 mantain it so ofter atlest not below 60000km.

  9. Go for swift only polo engine sounds like mini tractor. I know polo is a good car good engg very soft stearing. But swift is more comfortable than polo polo is very tight in the rear seat spares r too costly of polo .milage is less than swift. So i suggest u swift or ford figo if u like the ford brand figo is more comfortable than swift

  10. I don’t think shelling 8 lakhs (at least in Bangalore) for a Maruti hatch is worth it. As most of the people suggested pls take a look at I20 Asta CRDI. If you are looking for Polo and 3 cylinders are fine, please take a look at Fabia TDI which has the same engine. I was blown away when I took the test drive and their mid and high variants are well positioned. In terms of luxury feel and the build

  11. Well Mr.pradeep I would like to suggest you.

    1) Hyundai I 20.
    2) Fiat Punto.
    3) Ford Figo.
    4) Gm beat.
    5) Vw Polo and.
    6) Swift.

    as swift is a very comman car but sumthing different which is not common.also swift has a long waiting period.swift is not at all a spacios car.only the advantages you will get in swift is A.S.S is good, resale value is good and mileage is good.but u hv to compromise


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