Hyundai Elite i20 vs VW Polo VS Maruti Swift vs Fiat Punto Evo: Specs and Features Compared

We put the recently launched Hyundai Elite i20 against its immediate rivals in the hatchback segment - VW Polo, Maruti Swift and Fiat Punto Evo.

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If you are planning to buy a premium hatchback this festive season, this list is tailor made just for you as we compare the features, technical specifications and prices of the new entrants in this segment.

We compare the latest entrant from Korean car maker Hyundai Elite i20, the German Volkswagen Polo, the Indian segment leader Maruti Suzuki Swift and Italian Fiat Punto Evo to find out which car emerges the winner in the competition.

Here is a chart that explains the Diesel engine specifications of these four hatchbacks:

Manufacturer/ModelHyundai Elite i20Volkswagen PoloMaruti SwiftFiat Punto EvoLeader
Displacement (cc)1396149812481368VW Polo
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDieselCommon Feature
Max Power (bhp@rpm)89 @ 4000rpm89 @ 4200rpm74 @ 4000rpm90 @ 4000rpmFiat Punto Evo
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)220 @ 1500rpm230 @ 1500rpm190 @ 2000rpm209 @ 2000rpmVW Polo
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)22.5420.1422.920.5Maruti Swift
Transmission TypeManualManualManualManualCommon Feature
No of gears (Gears)6555Hyundai Elite i20
DrivetrainFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveCommon Feature
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)6.09-7.666.27-7.995.45-6.705.27-7.20Maruti Swift

The Fiat Punto EVO takes the cake for the most powerful engine with 90bhp while the Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo share the second spot with 89bhp each. However, the Volkswagen Polo has got more pulling power with 230Nm of torque. Maruti’s Swift is the least powered car with 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque.

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But, Maruti Swift, as expected, emerges as the most fuel efficient of the lot with an ARAI certified fuel economy of 22.9 kmpl. Hyundai Elite i20 is the only car to have an extra gear which will provide better highway cruising capabilities. Price-wise, the Maruti Swift’s highest variant is the cheapest among the lot.


But what about Petrol? Although the prices of petrol are skyrocketing, low car prices woo more audience towards the petrol power cars. Here is a chart that explains the Petrol engine specifications of these four hatchbacks:

Manufacturer/ModelHyundai Elite i20Volkswagen PoloMaruti SwiftFiat Punto EvoLeader
Displacement (cc)1197119811971248Fiat Punto Evo
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolCommon Feature
Max Power (bhp@rpm)82 @ 6000rpm74 @ 5400rpm85 @ 6000rpm89 @ 6000rpmFiat Punto Evo
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)115 @ 4000rpm110 @ 3750rpm114 @ 4000rpm115 @ 2500rpmFiat Punto Evo
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)18.616.4718.614.4Tie (Elite i20/Swift)
Transmission TypeManualManualManualManualCommon Feature
No of gears (Gears)555 5Common Feature
DrivetrainFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveCommon Feature
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)4.89-6.464.99-7.994.42-5.654.55-6.65Maruti Swift

The Fiat Punto Evo’s 1.4-litre engine scores top points in terms of engine power with 89bhp while the Maruti Swift finishes on second spot with 84bhp. Hyundai’s Elite i20 grabbed the third spot with 83bhp while Volkswagen Polo finished last with 74bhp. The Hyundai Elite i20 and Fiat’s Punto Evo ace the torque race at 115Nm with Maruti Swift standing on second with 114Nm. The winner in terms of torque in diesel race comes last with 110Nm.

The race for fuel efficiency resulted in a tie between the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Swift at 18.6 kmpl. Volkswagen Polo came in second with fuel efficiency number of 16.47 kmpl while the Punto Evo is the least efficient among the four at 14.4 kmpl. Once again, Swift grabbed extra points for affordability.

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Finally, here is a compiled list of features available on top variants of these four hatchbacks:

Manufacturer/ModelHyundai Elite i20Volkswagen PoloMaruti SwiftFiat Punto Evo
 Airbags 2 (Driver & Co-Driver) 2 (Driver & Co-Driver) 2 (Driver & Co-Driver) 2 (Driver & Co-Driver)
Middle rear three-point seatbeltNoNoNoYes
Anti-Lock Braking SystemYesYesYesYes
Electronic Brake-force DistributionYesNoYesYes
Brake AssistNoNoYesNo
Engine immobilizerYesYesYesYes
Central LockingRemoteYesRemoteRemote
Rear ACVents OnlyNoNoVents Only
Power SteeringYesYesYesYes
Steering AdjustmentTilt & ReachTilt & ReachTiltTilt
Ash TrayNoNoFrontNo
Keyless StartYesNoNoNo
Headlight off and lgnition Key Off ReminderYesYesYesNo
Rear Parking SensorsWith CameraYesNoNo
Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsCo-Driver OnlyCo-Driver OnlyCo-Driver OnlyNo
Cigarette LighterNoYesYesNo
12V Power Outlets2111
Folding Rear SeatFullFullNoFull
Driver ArmrestYesNoNoNo
Leather-wrapped Steering WheelYesYesNoYes
Boot-lid OpenerInternal with RemoteInternalInternal with RemoteInternal
Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableManually AdjustableElectrically AdjustableElectrically Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVMYesNoYesYes
Body-Coloured ORVMsYesYesYesYes
Rear WiperYesYesYesYes
Rain-sensing WipersYesNoNoNo
HeadlampsRegular (With DRLs)Regular (Without DRLs)Regular (Without DRLs)Regular (Without DRLs)
Automatic Head LampsYesNoNoNo
Daytime Running LampsNoNoNoNo
Distance to EmptyYesYesYesYes
Average Fuel ConsumptionNoYesYesYes
Average SpeedYesYesNoYes
Music Player Size2 Din2 Din2 Din2 Din
DVD PlaybackYesNoNoNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & AudioPhone OnlyNoPhone
Warranty (Years) 2223
Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited40,0001,00,000

So, after going through the above list, which hatchback would you rather buy? Share your thoughts and opinion through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for all the updates from the world of auto.With the ex-showroom Delhi price tag of Rs 6.09-7.66 lakh for diesel and Rs 4.89-6.46 lakh for petrol, the Hyundai offers some really good features. These features, clubbed with the fuel economy figure of 22.54 kmpl for diesel and 18.6 kmpl for petrol, make the Hyundai Elite i20 a potent competitor against the others. But can it stand against the value for money Maruti Swift? This is something that only time will tell.

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