Nissan Micra Vs Volkswagen Polo Vs Skoda Fabia Vs Hyundai i20

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In case you are confused between Micra, Polo, Fabia or i20, then you must read on this article, to find out who will win the race?

Comparison of Hot Indian Hatch backs

Indian car market is currently flooded with lots of hot hatch back cars. There are many hatch back cars in Indian market, such as Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Beat, Fiat Punto, Ford Figo, Honda Brio and much more. This article highlights the differences in Micra, Polo, Fabia and i20. Comparison of other hatch back such as Swift, Beat, Punto, Figo and Brio has not been made in this article because comparison of many cars would again confuse the consumer and hence only hottest four of the so many hatch backs have been selected and compared.

To make our comparison much simpler only the petrol driven cars having manual gears have been selected. In this comparison, an attempt has been made to compare those variants which have similar prices. Hence, comparison would not be in relation to prices, but only with respect to their features.

Ranking has also been assigned to the cars based on the positives and negatives of the car. In case a user feels, that a particular feature is not useful for him or her, then he can discard that feature in deciding the positive & negatives and ultimately the ranking.

Variants selected

Micra – XV Petrol
Polo – Highline 1.2 Litres Petrol
Fabia – Elegance 1.2 Litres MPI
i20 – Sportz 1.2 BS - IV

Average Ex Show Room price of all the hatch back mentioned above is approximately ₹ 550,000 to ₹ 6,20,000


The Positive–- Best mileage among all the cars.
- Additional feature of Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators, not available in Micra, Polo or Fabia;
- Has Rear AC Vents;
- Multifunctional steering, available only in i20; and
- Displays outside temperature. Other cars do not display the outside temperature.

The negative
- Does not have anti lock braking system;
- Not equipped with front fog lights;
- Does not have brake assistant;
- No seat belt warning; and
- Does not have the safety feature of passenger side air bags.

With 5 positives and 5 negatives, i20 would be ranked 2nd among all the cars.


The positive-
- Offers additional feature of rear wash wipers. Rear wash wipers are not available in i20, Polo or Fabia;
- Has the least minimum turning radius; and
- Cutest looks of all.

The Negative -
- No Alloy wheels;
- Not equipped with Folding rear seats;
- Does not have power door locks;
- Fuel tank capacity is slightly smaller;
- No digital odometer available; and
- No cigarette lighter available.

With 3 positives and 6 negatives, Micra would be ranked 3rd among all the cars.


The positive-
- Has an additional feature of Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts;
- Possess Integrated Antenna;
- Possess Rear cup holders; and
- Has Rear AC Vents.

The Negative -
- Folding rear seats not available; and
- No automatic climate control.

With 4 positives and 2 negatives, Fabia would be ranked 1st among all the cars.


The positive-
- Offers additional feature of Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts; and
- Possess Integrated Antenna.

The Negative -
- Poor mileage;
- Electric Folding Rear View Mirror not available;
- No automatic climate control;
- No brake assistant; and
- Accessory power outlet not available.

With 2 positives and 5 negatives, Polo would be ranked 3rd among all the cars.


1st – Fabia
2nd – i20
3rd - Tie between Micra and Polo

In the end its your personal choice....

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