Volkswagen Vento

Overview of the car

Sedan

Manual

Petrol

16 Mileage

55 Litres

2 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / Unlimited kms

Performance Metrics
187

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
12.18

seconds

0-100 kph
10.8

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1598 cc
Max Power
104 bhp
Torque
15.6 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2553 mm
Ground Clearance
163 mm
Bootspace
494 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.8 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut With Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension
Semi Independent Trailing Arm
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 185/60 R15
Rear: 185/60 R15
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The Vento absorbs bumps well at typical city speeds and the suspension works silently, but as you go faster the ride gets slightly bouncy over undulations. The steering feels a bit heavy but it is quite direct and feels very stable and secured at high-speeds.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

With frequent updates, Volkswagen is making sure that the Vento continues to be quite a well-rounded car. The strengths of strong build quality, a solid, planted feel remain, and with its latest facelift it looks a whole lot smarter too.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Punchy Turbo Engines,Build Quality Upmarket Cabin

What you won’t like?

Jerky Automatic Gearbox At City Speeds,Fuel Efficiency,Dated Interior Design

TorqueX Says

Versatile and Dependable Sedan

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Volkswagen Vento Review, Road Test

Volkswagen Vento

There is nothing more convenient than using an automatic gearbox-equipped car in day-to-day driving. And when the automatic transmission is coupled with the wallet-friendly diesel fuel, the convenience doesn’t come at much of an extra cost either. Although we had the Vento diesel DSG for a very brief period, it has left a lasting impression on us.

Being an automatic, my daily commutes from Chembur to Parel were very relaxing. The fairly flat torque curve and surge of power that kicks in well below 2000rpm makes the Vento quite effortless to drive and even at a crawl, it ambles along quite easily. Left in D, the gearbox shifts up early and seamlessly in the interest of fuel economy and also adds to the Vento’s relaxed demeanour. While the automatic was a boon in traffic, we did face some issues. To begin with, we missed having paddles on the steering wheel. And then the Vento occasionally tends to jerk a bit at low engine speeds when the turbo lag of the engine coincides with the ‘box executing a shift. Still, when you want lightning-quick upshifts or downshifts, the twin clutch automatic always obliges.

Extremely easy to drive in the city and very efficient too

The Vento, in my hands, did a lot of highway duty too and it’s not hard to understand why. The Vento is a real mile muncher and this we realised on our various trips, be it to Pune or to my farm house or to Mahabaleshwar. On the highway, the high-tech seven-speed twin-clutch transmission comes into its own and the motor has enough grunt to propel the Vento with adequate verve even with a full complement of passengers on board. Apart from an initial bit of hesitation or lack of immediate response that is so typical of a twin-clutch unit, the Vento accelerates in a way that belies its benign character. Flex your right foot, wait as the smooth gearbox pauses slightly to pick the right ratio, and then sit back as the car shoots forward with great rapidity. Even the soft ride adds to its comfortable nature.

What makes the driving environment even nicer are the beautifully built interiors. The super fit and finish of the dash and the modern chrome-lined vents and touchscreen centre console give the cabin an upmarket feel. That said, the high-grade leather seats that our top-of-the-line Vento is equipped with get very hot, especially in Mumbai’s scorching summers, and the AC struggles to cool down the cabin. On the plus side though, the big seats and generous cabin space make long drives a pleasure rather than a pain. The Vento is incredibly calm and composed, giving the driver and passengers a sense of confidence very few cars could ever match. Throw in the economy and the long legs of a diesel and it seems quite the perfect car. Despite hard driving and city commutes, the Vento returned a very impressive 14kpl. That’s an impressive figure given the spirited driving and constant use of the tip-tronic manual gear selector. Plus-minusing through the seven-speed DSG ’box puts you in the right gear to place yourself better for a quick overtaking manoeuvre, especially up the ghats where you need to constantly stick to second and third gears.

Always in demand, the Vento was always the first choice when planning holidays

The Vento proved to be reliable in its 10,500km stint with us. Six months down the line, we experienced mostly the upsides of the Vento, with very few and negligible downs, and it surely has left a long-term impression on all of us. I only wish we could’ve had this impressive car for a while longer.

 

 

Fact File

 
 
 
 

General

Price when new Rs 13.32 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
Test economy 14kpl (highway)
Maintenance costs None
Faults None
Distance covered 10,500km
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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