Volkswagen Ameo vs VW Vento Comparison | by CarComparos.com

The top-end, Ameo ‘Highline’ (diesel) costs INR 9.9 Lakh, on road, Delhi, which is a mammoth 3.4 Lakh Rs. cheaper, than the Vento ‘Highline’, costing INR 13.3 Lakh. In spite of the enormous price difference, the Ameo has each and every feature present in the Vento.


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Pricing of other variants:

Ameo ‘Highline’ petrol-manual costs 7.85 Lakh Rs.
Vento ‘Highline’ petrol-manual costs 11.6 Lakh Rs.
Vento ‘Highline’ petrol-automatic costs read more…
Common Features: ABS, Airbags -2, Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Parking Sensors, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux + 4 Speakers, Steering Wheel Switches, Fog Lamps, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Electrically Adjustable read more…
Extra Features in Ameo Highline: None
Extra Features in Vento Highline: read more…

Also Read: 2016 Volkswagen Ameo Compact Sedan Revealed – Details, TechSpecs

Performance and Drivability:
Petrol: The Ameo, pales in comparison to the sheer performance of both the manual, as well as the automatic Vento petrols. The manual geared Vento, is powered by the 1.5 litre, naturally aspirated, petrol engine, which read more…
The Vento automatic, is powered by the 1.2-litre TSI engine, which gives you a glimpse into the future of motoring. It feels a bit read more…
Diesel: Diesel powered versions of both the cars have very similar performance, as they are essentially powered by the same powertrain. The Ameo has a slight read more…

Also Read: Volkswagen Polo GTI Indian Debut – 2016 Auto Expo

Fuel Efficiency:
The petrol powered Ameo manual has an ARAI certified mileage of 17.8 kmpl, which is 1.7 kmpl more than the Vento manual, and 0.4 kmpl less than the automatic Vento petrol. The manual geared Vento diesel has an ARAI certified mileage of read more…
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (in Lakh):
Vento (petrol, manual) – 4.30, Vento (petrol, automatic) – 4.05, Ameo (petrol, manual) – 3.90
Vento (diesel, manual) – 2.80, Ameo (diesel, manual) – read more…
Space and Comfort:
The Vento has a 64mm longer wheelbase than the Ameo, liberating some much needed legroom and knee-room inside the cabin. Although, in both cars, read more…
Ride Quality and Handling:
Vento’s longer wheelbase, gives it an edge over the Ameo, in terms of ride quality, with slightly lesser impact from bumps and ruts, getting transferred to the occupants. It also read more…
Reliability and After Sales Service:
Volkswagen has been struggling, to discipline its dealers, into giving good service support to its customers. Firstly, its products itself, have been read more…
Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
Thanks to Volkswagen’s iffy record at reliability, neither the Vento nor the Ameo are bound to hold mediocre resale value over an ownership period of read more…
Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
Ameo Highline diesel-manual is 1.6 Lakh Rs. cheaper than the equivalent Vento in the long run. Interestingly, even the Ameo diesel-automatic has read more…

Verdict:

The Ameo wins this test with consummate ease. First and foremost it is absurd to spend lakh and a half Rs. extra on the Vento, when the Ameo offers the exact same mechanicals and features as the Vento. The Vento does have that extra bit of boot space over the Ameo, but then it loses out on read more…

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Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

Dhiyanesh is equally crazy about driving cars and writing about them. This guy loves everything with a steering wheel, so, at someday if self-driving cars take up all driving, he is sure to go nuts! He likes sedans of 90s era, esp W140 S-Class and R34 Skyline GT. Apart from usual motoring stuffs, he maintains a strong appetite for sociological perspectives on cars, their historical and cultural footprints. He owns a 1999 Fiat Siena passionately, and drives a Ford Fiesta.