Much awaited redressed version of Hyundai i20 has been globally unveiled and launched in India today. Let’s compare the specs with its closest rivals’.
Dimension – Hyundai i20 Active specs reveal that it is the biggest car in the comparison, with largest values of length, width and height, even wheelbase. They are 3995 mm, 1760 mm, 1555 mm and 2570 mm respectively. After Fiat Avventura which has best in class ground clearance of 205 mm, i20 Active stands tallest at 190 mm, which is 20 mm more than its original hatchback version. i20 Active is also second when it comes to tyre size, with 195/55 R16 on top end variant, while Avventura claims honours with 205/55 R16. Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo have same size tyres of 185/60 R15. Boot volume of Cross Polo is the highest, at 294 litres, while i20 Active can store 285 litres and Fiat Avventura close 280. Etios Cross has the least, 251 litres. All these cars have identical fuel tank capacity, of 45 litres.
Petrol Engine – All pseudo crossovers here have choices of petrol and diesel engines. In the war of gasolines, Fiat Avventura scores with its 1.4 litre 4-cylinder FIRE engine, producing 90 PS max power and 115 Nm peak torque, delivering 14.4 kmpl mileage. All cars have 5-speed manual transmission mated to their petrol engines. Next up is Hyundai i20 Active, enjoying 83 PS and 114 Nm from 1.2 litre 4-cylinder Dual VTVT motor, claiming 17.19 kmpl.
Toyota Etios Cross is the only one with two petrol engines. 1.2 litre 4-cylinder unit manages to record better figures than Cross Polo, of 90 PS and 104 Nm, which promises 17.71 kmpl. But the higher variant has better values than Fiat Avventura. The 1.5 litre 4-cylinder option generates 90 PS and 132 Nm, with fuel efficiency of 16.78 kmpl which is also far better than the Italian’s.
Volkswagen Cross Polo has the least power and torque numbers, of 75 PS and 110 Nm, and the car is on the heavier side offering no special power-to-weight ratio advantage. This 1.2 litre 3-cylinder MPI engine claims mileage of 16.47 kmpl.
Diesel Engine – Fiat Avventura again has the most powerful engine, the 1.3 litre 4-cylinder MultiJet producing 93 PS and 197 Nm. But VW Cross Polo would have better performance thanks to new 1.5 litre 4-cylinder TDI, rated at 90 PS max power and 230 Nm peak torque. While the Italian claims mileage of 20.50 kmpl, the German manages 20.14 kmpl.
Hyundai i20 Active is also as competitive, with the 1.4 litre 4-cylinder U2 CRDi mill churning out 90 PS and 220 Nm, mated to 6-speed transmission. This offers mileage of up to 21.19 kmpl. Toyota Etios Cross diesel is the most underpowered car here, with its 1.4 litre 4-cylinder engine pushing out only 68 PS and 170 Nm. But it claims highest fuel economy of 23.59 kmpl.
Price – Toyota Etios Cross is the least and most expensive, in comparison of entry and top end petrol variants of all four cars. It is priced between Rs. 6.23 to Rs. 7.63 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Hyundai i20 Active is average on cost, priced between Rs. 6.38 and Rs. 7.09 lakhs.
Among diesel variants, Fiat Avventura is the most affordable, at Rs. 7.19 lakhs for base model, and Hyundai i20 Active is the most expensive, at Rs. 8.89 lakhs for high end trim. Volkswagen Cross Polo has only one variant in each, petrol and diesel.
For a comparison on features, you can scan through the official brochures below.
Hyundai i20 Active Brochure
Volkswagen Cross Polo Brochure
Toyota Etios Cross Brochure
Fiat Avventura Brochure