Maruti Swift V/S Volkswagen Polo

By for Maruti Swift from Bangalore 2010-04-02 11:53:23.0
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Pros : Comfort, Stylish design, stylish look, Cool car, Wonderful performance, Value for money,


I would like to compare between the Maruti Swift and the Volkswagen Polo. We can say that old v/s latest car in the same segment. I have already bought Maruti Swift, but now I make a plan to purchase the latest model of hatchback segment 'Volkswagen Polo' in India. After concluding between these models. I have found that the old models is really a wonderful car more than the latest car . Maruti Swift is still giving a magnificent performance on the Indian roads. Apart from it, Volkswagen Polo is also giving a good performance in the market. But its capacity lower than Maruti Swift. Just a few different in the displacement, Pick-up is also a little bit. Maruti Swift is the price at between Rs. 3,99,987 - Rs. 5,36,177 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Volkswagen Polo is also priced at between Rs 4,34,000 - Rs 6,70,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). I have concluded that Maruti Swift is better than Volkswagen Polo in India.

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  • Aman Chugh |28 May,2010 12:19:06 PM

    First of all I'd like to make u consider that both swift

  • patel suraj |08 Aug,2010 06:54:03 PM

    good

  • Anil |31 Aug,2010 08:17:10 PM

    Swift - A Tin CAN

    vignesh |18 Feb,2012 01:26:03 AM

    its a heavy and strong car

  • Subash |31 Aug,2010 08:32:36 PM

    How can you even compare Swift with VW POLO???... Its insane...Just because you think the displacement and pickup are good, makes a car good??...No man...you've got to look at the handling...the speed and acceleration is inversely proportional to the weight of the car...VW concentrated more on safety and BUILD quality..STRONG body...Swift has less weight(Build quality POOR), and thats the reason it picks up fast...what happens at high speeds is, you will defenitely lose control if the body weight is less..Pls consider the build quality before judging a vehicle.. One more thing is, it is lot easier to drive VW POLO on INDIAN roads instead of Swift..the reason is the width...POLO's aerodynamic and Swift has huge width(occupies more space)..A strong reason for Swift to get scratched by other vehicles..Whereas you can easily go through two vehicles with VW POLO because of its aerodynamics... And coming to acceleration, do you think that is helpful in Indian traffic??? If acceleration is more, then the condition of that vehicle in traffic would be like JERK and MOVE and JERK again...Do you want that??..or do you want a smooth and comfort ride?...Coming to speed, VW POLO can reach top speeds of 160KMPH and because of its STRONG BUILD, will be ROCK SOLID STABLE at that speed...Can you guarantee that with SWIFT??...well, pls dont compare Swift with POLO...

    Arbaaz Shaikh |09 Feb,2011 10:25:21 PM

    I bet Swift can beat VW Polo!!!!

    madhu |13 Mar,2012 05:34:46 PM

    i also can bet u tht swift can never ever beat vw polo.......

    jagan |26 Oct,2012 11:01:47 AM

    MADHU ARBAAZ IS DREAMING LET HIM DREAM.....

    Mithun Menon |10 Nov,2012 09:37:42 AM

    depends the skills of the driver dear

    mohammed sohail |04 May,2013 05:59:34 PM

    i agree mr mithun depends on diver

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:11:44 AM

    shakal se hi sugli lgti h... swift... dabba

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:14:03 AM

    don't compare with GERMAN tech

    punit |22 Mar,2011 07:09:28 PM

    trully said

    kaushik |06 Sep,2011 11:29:53 PM

    if width is so important thn one qstn, nano is a better car than rolce royce. rite?

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:14:40 AM

    hahahaha.....

    Prakash shetty |21 Nov,2015 11:34:17 PM

    He he he he he

    faran |22 Oct,2011 10:00:43 PM

    who told swift is bad. compared vw polo swift is better for riding swift touch 195kmph. swift having 4cylinder & vw polo have 3cylinder. which is better

    VINAY |29 Jan,2012 12:16:29 PM

    dude u r dam rite, i m having a new swift and at a speed of 110km-pl i have to apply sudden brakes and my car get dis balanced due to which i pank with a bike. and i was really surprise at that moment.

    Deepak |20 Apr,2012 04:05:19 PM

    I am using the both swift and polo. As u mentioned about the indian road condition swift road clearence is better than polo!. How about the service.If i go to service center both swift & polo for the same problem maruti takes 3 days or a week but polo they have taken more than a month.VW has very poor customer support and comitment!.

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:12:27 AM

    dikhne m b achhi honi chave h....

    irhd |13 Jun,2012 10:17:59 AM

    polo the best

    henry |07 Aug,2012 09:22:04 PM

    you are right bro....u cant compare ants wd elephants..polo is a premium hatchback,the material used in polo is 4 long lasting..polo reaches175kmph easily and it is rock stable..on the other hand swift looses its stability.. just pick up dosnt mke a car a gud car..maruti's gv a warranty 4 jst 40,000kms and vw gvs unlimitd warranty .......so plz drive both cars b4 u buy 1

    Devdeep |15 Aug,2012 06:05:13 PM

    The one who owns a Swift will tell that Swift is good. And the one who is owning a Polo will tell that Polo is good. I am not an owner of Any of the above cars and according to me VW POLO is the best Hatchback ever launched in INDIAN market. Build of Polo is like a 50 Lacs car and i love the Horn of VW ..... :)

    nasar |22 Jan,2013 01:23:37 AM

    yes brother u said it,u know the real facts,the engineering facts after all suzuki can never ever beat vw since they are germans and they have supremacy in engineering and mind it rome was not built in a day

    pammi |10 Jul,2013 06:16:32 PM

    so u mean bugati veyron is bulkier so it goes at slow speed....what crap..

    varun rawat |14 Jul,2013 09:21:19 PM

    Subash u hv a valid point......the guy who is comparing polo with bloody swift is gaandu...he dnt hv actual knowledge abt it....polo is European car and european car is only good for quality in terms of engine, comfort, style, handling, design, and most imp, is engineering where swift is japanese....hell lot of difference....

    Dr.Saravanan |15 Oct,2013 09:57:15 PM

    Dear Mr. Subhash, I own VW Polo and I strongly agree with your view. Polo is simply superb vehicle.

    kulkarni Mahesh |22 Apr,2015 04:47:26 PM

    It is very important for any vehicle that vehicle has must weight itself compair to VW polo & Swift their is lot of more differences between them polo has 1158 kg weight & Swift has 950 kg weight In length ,width polo is bigger than swift .Polo is great

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:09:27 AM

    correct brother

    ripcord |01 Dec,2015 07:07:24 PM

    Dude.swift belongs to different segment but still it can beat polo

  • ashanmugam |09 Sep,2010 04:13:02 PM

    Now-a-days, customers expect after sales service,no.of service stations equipped with well trained motor mechanic wherever one travels. No other company could have service stations as that of Maruthi Net work in India. So,it is impossible that Volkswagen Polo cannot compete and beat with Maruthi Cars in all segments in future.

    harbir |20 Mar,2012 01:29:33 AM

    vw need very less care compare to poor quality products of swift i am driving polo from 1.8 years and driving swift from the last 2years but i always want sit in polo swift is expensive in long run compare to polo swift 's first serive 500km then 1000km then 5000 then 10000 then 17000 then 25000 then 35000 means 7servies polo needs only 2 difference is here

  • Adish |22 Sep,2010 03:09:13 PM

    @Subhash - VW Polo is a shhitt car, style is also copied from Maruti 800 and I can bet VM Polo can never beat Swift in Race, Performance, style ect.

    jack daniels |10 Jul,2015 07:15:53 AM

    yrrr bhai... had hoti h mazak ki bhi

  • ashish |01 Oct,2010 08:50:37 PM

    Adish - you are right man, Swift is much better than VW Polo. Polo looks shittttttttttt.......... no style nothing, nothing..... and 1 more thing, no 1 can compete the maruti cars coz of service centers.

    S. Ganguly |25 Aug,2013 12:27:55 AM

    Well said man. So u wanna buy a car to take it to the service station frequently. Very well said. U must have thought a lot before saying that.

  • ashay |09 Oct,2010 05:24:31 PM

    maruti swift is one of the cool car but vw polo is just a big shittt!!!

  • Nits |13 Oct,2010 02:22:30 PM

    Villegers love their car like people here love Swift. So they cannot come out of it, cannot see the handling of VW POLO.

    harbir |20 Mar,2012 01:33:11 AM

    u r rite bro illiteracy is still there no one knows maruti's till date sales never meets 1 year sales of vw vw will rule soon

  • Giri |14 Oct,2010 04:37:23 PM

    Guys! VW ofcourse has few service centers and Maruthi has more. Hope all of you are aware that VW has planns to hand shake with Maruthi as their partner in India and if that happens then they will have a big boost as far as service is concerned. VW cars are sturdy and safe. Of course the engine ratio compared to the build is bery less (1.2L) and probably you could guess why is the vehicle slow compared to the Swift. The Swift is a very good car on the design aspect and the engine (Kseries) but as far as safety is concerned the VW Polo scores more. To feel the difference you will have to ride a VW polo and Swift. The feel of the interiors will certainly give you the difference. I will have to agree with your comments that the design is not futuristic (I am a great fan of the Swift for its design). The preferance is that of a customer (Speed/Safety). Some might prefer fast cars (Young generation) and some safer cars (Family oriented). Happy Motoring!!!!

    kaushik roy |06 Sep,2011 11:31:41 PM

    r we talking about a car to drive in the city or in the jungle rallies? decision is urs.

    harbir |20 Mar,2012 01:37:31 AM

    bro speed is also not a big point for swift i never found less power when we have to go more then 50 km swift starts powerfully but after that ??? vw knows wat is cars maruti is shit brand all over the world

    venkat |04 Jan,2013 02:46:57 PM

    Even swift is good for long drive I have travelled more than 1K kms in two days in swift it had no problems.But my vote goes for Polo no one can beat german engineering but real concern is service and maintenance costs

    savan |20 Aug,2013 11:07:18 AM

    yes, BOTH the cars are best at their levels, all the buyers have different taste. most of the people are confused to pick cars between Swift, Polo and I20. swift is priced little less than Polo and I20. Polo n I20 offers premium interiors but swift dont. Polo offers 6 years of anti corrision warranty. but swift dont. agreed from above that polo has little bit high maintenance but after using car for 3 years, the car doors wont make any sounds like Maruti cars do. there is no conclusion. all the three cars are good, it depends on the likes!!!

  • gade rm |20 Oct,2010 10:45:14 PM

    At last which is best Maruti swift, polo or figo for personal use in city and once or twice outing in a month

  • priyangshu |12 Nov,2010 09:48:43 PM

    what a joke polo compare with swift.Polo is definitely a upper segment premium hatch. can be compare with i20, jaaz not with swiftlol.

    priyangshu |12 Nov,2010 09:51:21 PM

    swift is a great car in its segment no one can compare with its with its price , performance and style in its segment. swift diesel is a amazing car. but polo is other segment car.

    rahul |28 Aug,2011 11:18:19 PM

    i20 swift and polo are in the same segment moron....see the engine specs...comfort specs....everything

    kuldeep singh |26 Dec,2015 05:09:13 PM

    Swift is great no comparisons with worst i20

  • Wonderland |22 Dec,2010 10:11:17 AM

    Polo is ofcourse the car for the people who value quality than quantity. Its not for people who keep looking there pockets before going on a drive or before going on a ride. Its truly not for those economical people. who own two wheelers & dream for a car. for them the best option will be NANO, MARUTI or HUNDAI. concluding word...... POLO is just exceptional. Only a goldsmith can value diamond not an ironsmith

  • ashok kumar |04 Jan,2011 09:05:08 PM

    Guys! VW ofcourse has few service centers and Maruthi has more. Hope all of you are aware that VW has planns to hand shake with Maruthi as their partner in India and if that happens then they will have a big boost as far as service is concerned. VW cars are sturdy and safe. Of course the engine ratio compared to the build is bery less (1.2L) and probably you could guess why is the vehicle slow compared to the Swift. The Swift is a very good car on the design aspect and the engine (Kseries) but as far as safety is concerned the VW Polo scores more. To feel the difference you will have to ride a VW polo and Swift. The feel of the interiors will certainly give you the difference. I will have to agree with your comments that the design is not futuristic (I am a great fan of the Swift for its design). The preferance is that of a customer (Speed/Safety). Some might prefer fast cars (Young generation) and some safer cars (Family oriented). Happy Motoring!!!!

  • ashok kumar |04 Jan,2011 09:06:52 PM

    First of all I'd like to make u consider that both swift

  • ashok kumar |04 Jan,2011 09:09:19 PM

    Now-a-days, customers expect after sales service,no.of service stations equipped with well trained motor mechanic wherever one travels. No other company could have service stations as that of Maruthi Net work in India. So,it is impossible that Volkswagen Polo cannot compete and beat with Maruthi Cars in all segments in future.

  • Shekar |06 Jan,2011 02:11:17 PM

    First and far most don't compare VW engine to Maruti.

  • ashish verma |08 Jan,2011 12:53:02 AM

    i do agree by all these comments 2 some extent....but d thing is dat..im having a swift ldi. swift is great in styling, spacious, futuristic, economical, pick up, everything is gud but d brakes of swift is not up 2 its requirement..maruti need 2 improove it..by d way in my point of view.......no other car is better in its class......value 4 money...4 sure.............

  • karan |28 Jan,2011 03:23:28 PM

    NOT NEED COMPARE ANY CAR WITH SWIFT.SWIFT IS NO 1 CAR .SWIFT VDI DIESEL GAVE ME 26 KM/L.WITH BETTER PEAK UP THAN NEW PETROL HONDA CITY.AFTER 1 YEAR 1 MONTH.

    madhu |13 Mar,2012 05:41:07 PM

    u cant tell like tht swift is like a frog

    kuldeep singh |26 Dec,2015 05:11:06 PM

    Yes ur right

  • Shafiullah |11 Mar,2011 11:58:26 PM

    I am very confused as to which Hatchback i should buy ( prefer Petrol for the refinement and easy drive plus i drive less daily )I have a Maruti 800 AC.We are a family of 5 members and i also own an Opel Corsa with which i feel safe on the indian roads and the car has lasted for 11 yrs till now, done only 72000 kms.I have test driven all the hatchbacks.Found Swift smooth and i heard the new design is being launched soon.I am looking at an average mileage of 12 to 13 kms in Chennai City conditions in any car i buy. I am opting for the Fully loaded version preferred with the Blue Me, USB Port etc with all safety features since my budget is around 6 to 7 lacs.I drove Fiat Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack, Polo 1.2 and the 1.6 and the Fabia in both the 1.2 and the 1.6 ( same engines as Polo ).I liked the features of the Punto and everything was good at the ride point.But i understand that there are other problems with service with Tatas, the plastics are bad, mileage not good etc.The engine Purr of the Polo was not very convincing and i found the refinement of the K series of Swift when compared to the Polos and Fabias engines was very good during the test rides .But Swift does not have safety compared to Punto or the Polo or the Fabia.I have done a deep search for the best car and i need expert advice from users.I need to have Safety first, good mileage, good road grip, long life of the vehicle, service and parts should be reasonable and avbl freely etc.I do not mind the 1.2 also.Would be thankful for comments/ suggestions sent to my email ID: shafeekhan@hotmail.com

    Sandeep |12 Sep,2011 01:05:37 PM

    You need to wait for 3-4 years. There must be some dream car as u r looking for.

  • CarDekho Team |22 Mar,2011 07:14:54 PM

    If you want long term reliability, resale value and cheap maintenance then go for the age old formula and get the Maruti Swift.

  • gurnek singh |05 May,2011 04:05:37 PM

    maryti swift is cheap and best car,but vokswagan polo is one lack more costly,much more engine noise,costly mantinance, company service-nil and other many lose.my expierence swift 4 year,butnow polo 3 mont and imigeatly swift vdi changing.

  • chetan |15 Jun,2011 01:27:36 PM

    hi i m planing to buy swift but i have with my brother ritz pls advice me which car is good to buy i have 3 options 1. scoda fabia 2. vw polo and swift pls advice me which is good to our indian road , mainanance , and performance

    gpreddy |20 Jan,2012 03:10:26 PM

    swift is better, i am also buying in this feb

    jagan |26 Oct,2012 10:52:14 AM

    VW..........is the best...

  • dada |12 Aug,2011 06:09:41 PM

    Guys nothing is best .... Use Public Transport.. Buses / Trains or even flights... or you can go for bicycles .... electric bikes.... Don't buy cars... Go green... Reduce pollution, congestion, traffic jams.. More car more trouble for environment... which results Tsunami, Earthquake, climate change ...n number of natural calamities... Thanks... DADA Go GREEN...

    sudhi |25 Aug,2011 10:04:17 PM

    i also agree wit dada's comments, go green , otherwise earth's future wil b in a big trouble.

  • mohd zahid siddique |01 Dec,2011 03:17:52 PM

    first fix ur requirement then poket, you will make good decison yourself.there r plenty of veh more study more cofusion. good luck.............

  • sunil khatana |03 Dec,2011 07:57:08 PM

    swift is best for indian roads ,,vw polo engine is very noisly

  • manivasagan |09 May,2012 11:49:22 AM

    swift is the popularly known car. Hence it is better to go for swift.

  • Pardeep |07 Jun,2012 04:18:44 PM

    VW Polo is far better than Swift. When we compare the engine quality,interior, interior plastic quality, safety, then we can easily say that VW Polo is far far better than Swift.

  • VARUN |22 Jul,2012 12:45:16 PM

    I M PLANNING TO BUY SWIFT .ANY BODY TELL ME WHICH ONE IS BEST SWIFT, RITZ , VW POLO

  • Minhaj |02 Aug,2012 12:27:28 PM

    I m very much convinced with a maruti swift. Only problem i found was the rear suspensions almost touching the tyres when the car is fully occupied (4 1). Also noticed it in the dezire. does anybody hv any clue about this or any firm suggestions. this major fault inspires me to buy a VW polo wer suc problem is not noticed. Totally confused...??

  • jagan |26 Oct,2012 10:59:38 AM

    COMPAREING VW POLO WITH SWFIT IS LIKE COMPAREING ARJUN WITH KARAN,VW IS LIKE ARJUN .,......................................VW IS BEST GO FOR IT LITTLE COSTLIY BUT GO FOR IT .

  • pr |10 Nov,2012 11:00:32 PM

    im planing to buy a new car this is my 1st car in my family , so my selection is vw polo diesel or maruti shift diesel ,so which one is good like style, mileage performance , safety etc... .which one is good

  • shashank |08 Dec,2012 12:10:05 AM

    I think that both car are good at their platform ...,......as we know swift is having better pick up ,service most imp resale value bt polo is also an awesome car as it is having more safety , a new fresh look and most imp german engineering as its first service comes when either u had covered 15000km or after 1year n plastic n. other quality is good at last guys everyone has its different choices I luv both car bt personaly I love polo because I am having it ......i had also swift bt I dont want to drive ....due to old boring look when u sit inside the car...

  • samraj |25 Dec,2012 07:00:23 PM

    friends, i m little bit confused between polo and i 20 diesel variants. which one is comfortable for daily usage and regarding maintenance pls say me demerits of these two cars those who are using this variants .

  • Naveen |14 Jan,2013 06:09:24 PM

    Polo is a better car compared to swift ..... Try to skip through traffic in both the cars n see which handles better .... It's ofcourse polo ... In swift if there r no seatbelt on the passenger next to u would be butt up facing the windshield ... N more over swift brakin in horrible , bravo for it for reachin 195 kmph but the use of it if u can't stop the car in time ... Polo has amazing protection Great body strength n suspension .. Major accidents on road r from swift drivers n the complaints I hear r I lost the brakes had no feel on it when held.... Polo reaches 180kmph better grip on road n the braking Is phenomenon ...... Polo rokz

  • vinayak |02 Feb,2013 09:33:15 AM

    You ever can't compare swift with VW Polo

  • viv |04 Feb,2013 09:38:42 PM

    POLO IS POLIO

  • S K MOHANTY |20 Mar,2013 01:00:08 PM

    Whenever I think of a hatchback car VW Polo simply simply outshine other hatchbacks of similar range because of it's irressistable looks, other merits vs. demerits apart.

  • pradeep |07 Apr,2013 10:51:11 AM

    i am used swift vdi and i can chinge my car now what is the best car in merket swift price

  • raj |05 Aug,2013 12:38:14 PM

    Please advice i am planning to buy polo petrol trend-line 1.2 next month. i am in bangalore.

  • balaji.r |11 Aug,2013 10:07:02 PM

    ahhh grt confusion brothers to make a decision b/w swift & polo.....

  • vijay |31 Aug,2013 06:14:26 PM

    polo is godly

  • Ritash Chand |26 Sep,2013 11:25:01 AM

    I want to buy a new car. Plz tell me what is best for me Swift or Polo. I want Stability, Solid, Looks, Safety on high speed & durability. Plz suggest.

  • MG |17 Oct,2013 01:11:16 PM

    Hi, I am seriously looking to buy between Swift ZDI and Polo High Line. What is your option if both cars doesnot have much difference in terms of price. I feel POLO is better choice. What you say? Thanks,

  • Kumar S |16 Dec,2013 09:55:30 PM

    Guys, Swift is like public transport cars in india, now a days.. Everywhere like taxi.. its boring to see.. Try some new unique brand.. :)

  • k ramakrishna |22 May,2014 08:20:25 AM

    Till i m confused , i have buget 8Lakhs in hand.so all r saying swift is better in indian pepol .but safty consern polo nd performance wise pikup,milage,site/highway which one is better.guide me.

  • kuldeep singh |26 Dec,2015 04:45:48 PM

    East or west swift is the best

  • pinaki mondal |27 Mar,2016 07:09:11 PM

    I already booked a swift zxi i think this car good

  • Vishwanath Rajasekaran |06 Aug,2016 11:01:07 PM

    Guys, i am driving polo petrol for an year. Till now each and every ride is amazed. After driving polo u cant u wnt love to drive swift lyk that, becaz i drive each and every car before buying polo, nearly took me 1 yr to buy a car post having cash in my hand. I too frightened to buy polo becaz of maintainance, but logic is simple. If u wanna buy a car for safety for ur family vw s the best choice. I drive 150kmph with my family on a highway confidently. If i brake 2sec car come back to stop. Without a shake. Same i tried with my friends car swift, it vobble and my legs will shake if i drive post 100kmph. So dnt ever compare with polo. Next, dnt ask for suggestion on what car to buy. Guys. Its ur car, it is ur companian who will come with u were ever u go. Drive it. Feel it and buy it. If u r thinking abt the after sales, maintainance, best buy a bike which will not cost u much, maintainance free. If u c a car which is not clean, that owner does not like his car. True example i am seeing 3 people every day in my flats who were forced to buy a car which they dnt like. Better think twice and act wisely. Thanks. !!!!

  • vishwanathrajasekaran |06 Aug,2016 11:07:09 PM

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