Volkswagen Vento Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  November 14, 2013


Volkswagen Vento is the perfect blend of good engineering and design. This car is built more like the Polo which is a small car from the same parent. With vast interior space built out of quality materials Volkswagen Vento has enough to please the passenger in a journey. Driving this car becomes a pleasure with features like ABS, speed sensitive power steering and rear parking sensors in place.

Volkswagen Vento is available in total 7 variants with two engine options, the 1.6L petrol engine and 1.6L diesel engine. The variants are trendline, comfortline and highline. The automatic transmission option is available with the petrol highline model as a separate variant. The car comes out in six different colours which are Candy White, Flash Red, Terra Beige, Shadow Blue, Deep Black and Reflex Silver.

Powertrain & Performance

Volkswagen Vento is available in two 1.6L engine options which have similar power outputs. The petrol engine has a maximum torque output of 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm. The maximum power delivered from this engine is 103 bhp @ 5250 rpm. The performance of Volkswagen Vento petrol model is more linear, which is desirable for a magnific sedan car.
The TDI diesel engine makes use of a turbocharger. Thanks to this design, the fuel economy of 1.6L diesel model can be as high a 20 kmpl. The engine gives out a torque of 250 Nm while running in the range 1500-2500 rpm. The maximum power output accounts to 104 bhp @ 4400 rpm. Both diesel and petrol models have 5-speed manual transmission system. An automatic transmission system carrying 6 gears is available in one Volkswagen Vento Highline petrol variant.

Volkswagen Vento has a front wheel drive system and the suspension system comprises of McPherson strut with stabilizer bar on the front and semi-independent trailing arm at the rear. The combination of these two damping systems work in many cars produced today and is well known for the comfort level it offers.

Build & Styling

Volkswagen Vento is a finely built sedan class car which flaunts its simple yet alluring design. The two-line front grille is given a touch of chrome which ends off with a striking eye like headlamp. The rear-view mirrors are body coloured and are given a black coat on the lower half. The door handles are squeezed into the body so that it does not get exposed to circumstances that result in scratches.


The materials used in the interior are of top-class and aesthetics is given lot of importance in the way the dashboard is carved and finished. All the headrests are adjustable to the height of passengers. A foldable armrest in the rear seat increases the comfort level.

Volkswagen Vento has sensors mounted on the rear which add to the convenience while parking the car in reverse. The power steering gets automatically adjusted to the vehicle speed and this improves the handling. Airbags are present to safeguard driver and the co-driver in the front seat. Anti-lock Braking System one of the advanced features of braking is a part of the Vento.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Air bags
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Cons

    • Expensive