on 06, Jul 2019

The Most Popular Comparison Review: Toyota Glanza Vs Hyundai Elite I20 Vs Volkswagen Polo

The premium hatchback segment is one of the best sellers in the car industry of India. The segment is highly competitive with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo, and the newly launched Toyota Glanza.

The competition in the segment will be further heated up with the entry of Tata Altroz later this year. Here let’s look at how the newly launched Glanza compares with Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo.

Dimensions Comparison: 

Toyota Glanza

  1. Length – 3995 mm

  2. Width – 1745 mm

  3. Height – 1510 mm

  4. Wheelbase – 2760 mm

  5. Ground Clearance – 170 mm

  6. Fuel Tank Capacity – 37 litres

  7. Turning Radius – 4.9 m

  8. Boot Space – 339 litres

Hyundai Elite i20

  1. Length – 3995 mm

  2. Width – 1745 mm

  3. Height – 1510 mm

  4. Wheelbase – 2760 mm

  5. Ground Clearance – 170 mm

  6. Fuel Tank Capacity – 37 litres

  7. Turning Radius – 4.9 m

  8. Boot Space – 295 litres

Volkswagen Polo

  1. Length – 3971 mm

  2. Width – 1682 mm

  3. Height – 1469 mm

  4. Wheelbase – 2469 mm

  5. Ground Clearance – 165 mm

  6. Fuel Tank Capacity – 45 litres

  7. Turning Radius – 4.97 m

  8. Boot Space – 295 litres

 Pros Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

  • Backed by bullet proof reliability of Toyota

  • Best-in class warranty, can be further extended

  • An alternate to potential buyers of Baleno. Will have lower waiting period than the Baleno

Hyundai Elite i20

  • Probably the best hatchback design in India

  • Equipped with variety of features such as reverse parking sensors, automatic headlamps, 17.77 touchscreen infotainment system with android auto apple car play

  • Top of the line safety features such a s reverse parking camera with sensors, impact sensing door unlock, clutch lock, ABS with EBD, 6 airbags. Dual airbags and ABS with EBD are standard across all variants

Volkswagen Polo

  • Best hatchback in terms of built quality

  • Gives true driving experience. A treat for automotive enthusiasts

  • Excellent stability at high speed

Cons Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

  • Exact copy of the Baleno, part of a product rebadging business

  • No X-factor in terms of features, performance and design

  • Toyota should have consider bringing its other hatchback models to India

Hyundai Elite i20

  • Sluggish engine performance, especially the diesel variants

  • Most of the features, even the safety ones are restricted to top models only

  • More expensive than the competitors

Volkswagen Polo

  • Higher maintenance and servicing costs due to costly spare parts

  • Less features as compared to other cars in the segment

  • Crammed and boring interiors. The car hasn’t received a proper facelift except the regular special editions

Warranty Comparison - Basic & Extended:

Toyota Glanza

Basic: 3 years/1 lakh km

Extended: Extendable up to 5 years/2.2 lakh km

Hyundai Elite i20

Basic: 3 years/100,000 km, whichever is earlier

Volkswagen Polo

Basic: 4 years / unlimited or

Engine Comparison:

Fuel Type: Petrol

Toyota Glanza

  1. Description: 1.2 – litre K Series Petrol Engine

  2. Displacement (cc): 1197

  3. Number of cylinders: 4

  4. Maximum Power: 89.7 PS @ 6000 RPM

  5. Maximum Torque: 113 Nm @ 4400 RPM

Hyundai Elite i20

  1. Description: 1.2 Litre Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol Engine

  2. Displacement (cc): 1197

  3. Number of cylinders: 4

  4. Maximum Power: 83 PS @ 6000 RPM

  5. Maximum Torque: 11.7 kgm @ 4000 RPM

Volkswagen Polo

  1. Description: 1 Litre MPI Engine 3 cyl In-line

  2. Displacement (cc): 999

  3. Number of cylinders: 3

  4. Maximum Power: 76 PS @ 6200 RPM

  5. Maximum Torque: 95 Nm @ 3000 - 4300 RPM

Fuel Type Comparison: Diesel

Toyota Glanza

  1. Description: NA

  2. Displacement (cc):NA

  3. Number of cylinders: NA

  4. Maximum Power: NA

  5. Maximum Torque: NA

Hyundai Elite i20

  1. Description: 1.4 Litre U2 CRDi Diesel

  2. Displacement (cc): 1396

  3. Number of cylinders: 4

  4. Maximum Power: 90 PS @ 4000 RPM

  5. Maximum Torque: 22.4 kgm @ 1500-2750 RPM

Volkswagen Polo

  1. Description: 1.5 Litre TDI engine 4 cyl In-line

  2. Displacement (cc): 1498

  3. Number of cylinders: 4

  4. Maximum Power: 90 PS @ 4200 RPM

  5. Maximum Torque: 230 Nm @ 1500 - 2500 RPM

Transmission Comparison

Toyota Glanza

Transmission: Manual/CVT

Gear Box: 5-Speed

Hyundai Elite i20

Transmission: Manual/CVT

Gear Box: 5-Speed, 6-speed

Volkswagen Polo

Transmission: Manual

Gear Box: 5-Speed

Performance Comparison

Fuel Type: Petrol

Toyota Glanza

ARAI Mileage: 23.87 kmpl

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 37

Hyundai Elite i20 

ARAI Mileage: 18.6 kmpl

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40

Volkswagen Polo

ARAI Mileage: 18.78 kmpl 

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 45

Fuel Type: Diesel

Toyota Glanza

ARAI Mileage: NA

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): NA

Hyundai Elite i20 

ARAI Mileage: 22.54 kmpl

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40

Volkswagen Polo

ARAI Mileage: 21.49 kmpl 

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 45

Suspension System Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

Front: Mac Pherson Strut

Rear: Torsion Beam

Hyundai Elite i20

Front: Mac Pherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring

Volkswagen Polo

Front: Mac Pherson Strut with stabiliser bar

Rear: Semi-independent trailing arm

Braking System Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

Front: Disc

Rear: Drum

Hyundai Elite i20

Front: Disc

Rear: Drum

Volkswagen Polo

Front: Disc

Rear: Drum

Safety Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Yes

  • Airbags: Yes

  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Yes

  • Brake Assist: Yes

  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock: Yes

  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock: No

  • Parking sensors: Rear

  • Central Locking: Yes

  • Power Door Locks: No

  • Rear Seat Belts: Yes

  • Seat Belt Warning: Yes

  • Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts: Yes

  • Engine Immobiliser: Yes

  • Engine Check Warning: Yes 

  • Fog Lamps: Yes

  • Child Safety Locks: No

  • Door Ajar Warning: Yes

  • Front Impact Beams: Yes

  • Side Impact Beams: Yes

  • Traction Control: No

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts: Yes

  • Adjustable Seats: Yes

  • Anti-Theft Alarm: No

  • Day & Night Rear View Mirror: No

  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror: Yes

  • Anti-Pinch Power Windows: No

  • Head-Up Display: No

  • Hill Assist: No

  • Hill Descent Control: No

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP): No

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): No

  • Crash Sensor: Yes

  • Keyless Entry: Yes

  • Automatic Headlamps: Yes

  • Follow Me Home Headlamps: Yes

  • Blind Spot Monitor: No

  • 360° View Camera: No

  • Rear Camera: Yes

  • Clutch Lock: No

  • Anti-Theft Device: No

  • Others

Hyundai Elite i20

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Yes

  • Airbags: Yes

  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Yes

  • Brake Assist: No

  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock: Yes

  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock: Yes

  • Parking sensors: Rear

  • Central Locking: Yes

  • Power Door Locks: Yes

  • Rear Seat Belts: Yes

  • Seat Belt Warning: Yes

  • Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts: Yes

  • Engine Immobiliser: Yes

  • Engine Check Warning: Yes

  • Fog Lamps: Yes

  • Child Safety Locks: Yes

  • Door Ajar Warning: Yes

  • Front Impact Beams: Yes

  • Side Impact Beams: Yes

  • Traction Control: No

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts: Yes

  • Adjustable Seats: Yes

  • Anti-Theft Alarm: No

  • Day & Night Rear View Mirror: No

  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror: Yes

  • Anti-Pinch Power Windows: No

  • Head-Up Display: No

  • Hill Assist: No

  • Hill Descent Control: No

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP): Yes

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): No

  • Crash Sensor: Yes

  • Keyless Entry: Yes

  • Automatic Headlamps: Yes

  • Follow Me Home Headlamps: No

  • Blind Spot Monitor: No

  • 360° View Camera: No

  • Rear Camera: Yes

  • Clutch Lock: Yes

  • Anti-Theft Device: No

  • Others: Smart pedal, headlamp escort function, rear defogger with timer, dual horn

Volkswagen Polo

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Yes

  • Airbags: Yes

  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): No

  • Brake Assist: No

  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock: No

  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock: No

  • Parking sensors: Rear

  • Central Locking: Yes

  • Power Door Locks: Yes

  • Rear Seat Belts: Yes

  • Seat Belt Warning: No

  • Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts: No

  • Engine Immobiliser: Yes

  • Engine Check Warning: -

  • Fog Lamps: Yes 

  • Child Safety Locks: Yes

  • Door Ajar Warning: No

  • Front Impact Beams: Yes

  • Side Impact Beams: Yes

  • Traction Control: No

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts: No

  • Adjustable Seats: No

  • Anti-Theft Alarm: Yes

  • Day & Night Rear View Mirror: No

  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror: Yes

  • Anti-Pinch Power Windows: No

  • Head-Up Display: No

  • Hill Assist: No

  • Hill Descent Control: No

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP): No

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): No

  • Crash Sensor: Yes

  • Keyless Entry: Yes

  • Automatic Headlamps: No

  • Follow Me Home Headlamps: No

  • Blind Spot Monitor: No

  • 360° View Camera: No

  • Rear Camera: No

  • Clutch Lock: No

  • Anti-Theft Device: No

  • Others: Emergency exit, IRVM with anti-glare adjustment, anti-pinch power windows, front and rear

Entertainment Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

  • Radio: Yes

  • CD Player: No

  • DVD Player: No

  • Remote Control Audio System: Yes

  • Front Speakers: Yes

  • Rear Speakers: Yes

  • Number of Speakers: 4

  • Touchscreen: Yes

  • Integrated 2DIN Audio: Yes

  • Internal Storage: No

  • Entertainment System for Rear Passengers: No

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

  • Connectivity: Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link & Android Auto

  • USB & Auxiliary Input (AUX): Yes

Hyundai Elite i20

  • Radio: Yes

  • CD Player: No

  • DVD Player: No

  • Remote Control Audio System: No

  • Front Speakers: Yes

  • Rear Speakers: Yes

  • Number of Speakers: 4

  • Touchscreen: Yes

  • Integrated 2DIN Audio: Yes

  • Internal Storage: No

  • Entertainment System for Rear Passengers: No

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

  • Connectivity: Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

  • USB & Auxiliary Input (AUX): Yes

Volkswagen Polo

  • Radio: Yes

  • CD Player: Yes

  • DVD Player: No

  • Remote Control Audio System: No

  • Front Speakers: Yes

  • Rear Speakers: Yes

  • Number of Speakers: -

  • Touchscreen: Yes

  • Integrated 2DIN Audio: Yes

  • Internal Storage: No

  • Entertainment System for Rear Passengers: No

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

  • Connectivity: Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Mirror Link & SD card reader

  • USB & Auxiliary Input (AUX): Yes

Exterior Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

Exterior wise the car looks exactly identical to Baleno except the front styling. the front grim is different from that of Baleno which resembles some of the other cars from Toyota. 

The Suzuki badges have been replaced with Toyota badges at front and rear. Interestingly Toyota chose to keep the alloy design same as well. 

Hyundai elite i20

The elite i20 is noticeably the best-looking hatchback among others. It gets a premium cascade design high gloss front grill with chrome surround and projector headlamps with led DRLs, positioning and cornering lamps and the first in segment front air curtains.

At the rear, uniquely designed tail lamps and robust stance further enhance the overall design. The diamond cut alloy wheels look smashing on this sharply designed hatchback.

Volkswagen Polo

The polo looks quite bland in comparison to other hatchbacks in the segment. he fact that it has been in the market for quite a long time and not received any major design change tells about its long-lasting design.

The design is typical of a German engineered hatchback. It is smaller in dimension than all its rivals. Overall the design is not something that would turn you away, in fact it’s quite pleasant to the eye. An interesting feature is the logo on the boot which doubles up as an opening lever. 

Interior Comparison:

Toyota Glanza

If there were little changes in the exterior of Glanza than there are fewer changes in the interiors. The all black theme, dashboard layout, the positioning of controls and even the steering has been borrowed from Baleno without any changes.

The interactive TFT Multi info display, the touchscreen with android auto and apple car play and navigation remains the same. The only thing that differentiates the interior of Glanza from Baleno is the Toyota badge on the steering wheel.

Hyundai Elite i20

Once you step inside the interiors of the elite I 20 you are welcomed by ergonomic interiors and advance technology. Many first in segment features include: wireless phone charger, rear armrest with cup holder, and eco coating technology.

The interiors are quite spacious and sliding front armrests and rear AC vents and tilt and telescopic steering further makes the driving comfortable. 

Volkswagen Polo

The interiors of the hatchback are very well planned and everything appears to be at home. The multifunctional leather wrap steering wheel and the brushed aluminium finish and scratch resistant interiors makes the interiors classier.

One if the most convenient features is the automatic range sensing wipers. Other features include: cooled glove box, front arm rest and rear AC vents. It lags behind the competition in terms of the interior features. 

Prices Comparison:

Toyota Glanza: ₹ 7.22 - ₹ 8.90 Lakh

Hyundai Elite i20: ₹ 5.50 - ₹ 9.32 Lakh

Volkswagen Polo: ₹ 5.72 – ₹ 9.72 Lakh

NOTE: All prices are Ex-Showroom, Delhi.

Which one should you buy?

Toyota Glanza might be a good choice for someone who hasn’t seen Baleno before. Also, if you can’t pass through the waiting period of the Baleno, then you can go for Baleno.

There isn’t any x-factor for buying the Glanza. It’s also not a refreshing product. Talking of a refreshing product, the Polo also doesn’t belong to this category.

If you don’t use the rear seats much and just want to enjoy the sheer pleasure of driving, then Polo is the best fit for you. It has solid build quality but misses out on many occasional features.

Even the service costs might be on a higher side. The Hyundai i20 can be termed as a near perfect hatchback. It has the sluggish performance of the three, but its design definitely turns heads.

Many will surely buy it because of its looks. Elite i20 is also the richest car in terms of features, with the top model equipped with 6 airbags. 

The Polo is the most expensive of the lot, Elite i20, the cheapest and the Baleno fits between the two. Considering all the factors, Elite i20 is the most VFM among all the three.

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