Powerful question, this one. It is not easy comparing the two. Not because the Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0L TSI is a turbo petrol and the Ford Figo’s 1.5L TDCI is a turbo diesel, but it is because of what these cars stand for.
Both the cars are emotional purchases, you buy either one because you are impressed by what it does and not what it has.
The Tata Altroz and Ford Freestyle are cars that don’t usually get compared head-on, but when you compare the prices – we understand, it does create confusion.
The better way to approach this confusion is to look at how these cars are different. All cars, just like regular products, have strengths and weaknesses. And compare them what you’re looking for in a car.
The Tata Altroz is the newest car in the segment. The Ford Aspire, yet old, has a significant market share when it comes to diesel engines. While both have 1.5L diesel engines, the differences is all about how the cars are built around these engines and how different they are when it comes to their attributes.
The Ford Figo is a great hatchback with a lot of versatility. It has a pretty sweet 1.2L 95 HP / 120 Nm petrol engine – the highest for a non-turbo petrol engine in the segment and the very popular 1.5L diesel 100 HP / 215 Nm diesel engine.
Diesel compact SUVs have gotten consistently expensive over time, thanks to taxation as well as higher emission norms. If you’re looking for a sub-10 Lakh diesel SUV, you have options – but you’d only get the lowest variants available.
These are best options for a BS-6 compact SUV with a diesel engine: