2019 Volkswagen Vento Review: A Classy Yet Affordable Sedan

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Know everything about the VW Vento, including the design, dimensions, prices, specifications, features, etc. in our 2019 Volkswagen Vento expert review.

Volkswagen Vento: Overview

First launched in India back in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo hatchback-based sedan has spearheaded the brand’s penetration into the upper-C sedan segment in India. The VW Vento goes up against some formidable competitors in its segment, including the Hyundai Verna and Honda City. When the Vento has started to show its age among its rivals in the ever-increasing competition, the carmaker has brought in a new update earlier this year, to keep the sedan fresh and competitive. Indianauto.com has checked out the 2019 Vento to find out what the newly updated sedan has on offer to keep its competitors at bay. Let’s buckle yourself and find out all about the car in our 2019 Volkswagen Vento review.

The Volkswagen Vento is currently available with 5 trim-levels that make a total of 12 variants. The 2019 Vento gets a new variant called the GT Line which sports a sportier front and rear bumper, dual-tone exterior and a GT line badges.

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Variants 

 1

 Vento Trendline

 2

 Vento Comfortline

 3

 Vento Highline

 4

 Vento Highline Plus

 5

 Vento GT Line

Volkswagen Vento 360 View: Exterior Review

The Volkswagen Vento itself is a clean-designed and uncluttered sedan and all these traits have been carried forward in the 2019 VW Vento model. For some people, the Vento might not be as flashy as the Hyundai Verna but for us, the new Vento is really attractive enough to appeal to a wide range of audiences who appreciate the grace rather than the gorgeous outside appearance. Particularly, the new stunning sunset red paint scheme makes the Vento more exciting to look at.

volkswagen vento red front angle

Front View

The 2019 Volkswagen Vento gets quite a stylish face which gets a huge inspiration from the new Polo sibling. The new honeycomb mesh grille looks premium enough with the glossy black treatment. The restyled headlamps are sharper than the outgoing models and offer projector lights in the lower-spec models as well as the full-LED units in the top-spec variants.

volkswagen vento red front angle

It gets an updated bumper featuring a new air dam with large blacked-out honeycomb mesh grille as well, which is flanked by the pair of fog lamps and corning lamps housing at the outer ends. The new bonnet of the Vento looks quite elegant but striking enough to draw the eyes of the opposite onlookers on the roads.

Side View

volkswagen vento red side angle

The current Vento gets a new side skirt with chrome trims on its profile which fits well with the new sporty multi-spoke alloy wheels as seen in the new VW Polo. The blacked-out ORVMs, body-coloured door handles with chrome inserts, the other hand, makes a good visual effect with the side skirts and black roof and all.

Rear View

volkswagen vento rear end

At the rear, the VW Vento also gets a new honeycomb rear bumper with mesh black patterns like the one at the front. The new smoked taillamps seem quite enticing to look at. There’s a chrome strip stretching to the width of the car with a VW badge atop of it.

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Volkswagen Vento Dimensions: Length, Width, Height & More

Being an upper-C sedan, the Volkswagen Vento offers decently generous proportions.

Dimensions 

 Volkswagen Vento

 Length

 4,390 mm

 Width

 1,699 mm

 Height

 1,467 mm

 Wheelbase

 2,553 mm

 Ground Clearance

 163 mm

 Tyre Size

 Trendline 175/70 R14 - steel wheels

Comfortline 185/60 R15 - alloy wheels

Highline 185/60 R15 - alloy wheels

Highline Plus 195/55 R16 - alloy wheels

 Boot Space

 494 litres

The Volkswagen Vento measures 4,390 mm long, 1,699 mm wide and 1,469 mm high along with the wheelbase of 2,553 mm that makes it one of the smallest car of the lot in comparison with some rivals like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Skoda Rapid. However, the Vento offers quite an ample boot space on the inside with 494 litres of the boot lid, even bigger than the Skoda and Hyundai counterparts.

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Volkswagen Vento Design: Interior Review

Ahead of the new Vento’s market launch, Volkswagen promised that all of its cars would be well-loaded with features, which has been proved to be true with the 2019 Vento facelift. The Vento’s cabin seems really plush and smart, showing the flawless skills of the German engineering teams.

Comfort Features

The Volkswagen sedan comes with a sophisticated high-quality crash-resistant dashboard which boasts an intuitive touchscreen infotainment system along with a multi-function console. The flat-bottom and multifunctional steering wheel is packed with voice commands. The instrument cluster boasts tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip meter. The climate controls with rear AC vents let passengers in the rear seats cool off.

volkswagen vento interior dashboard layout

The 2019 Volkswagen Vento also comes with cruise control, auto-dimming interior re-view mirror, height-adjustable driver’s seat, 3-wat trunk unlocking, 12V outlet, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering, push-to-open fuel lid, central locking along with plenty of storage spaces on the inside. The Vento also offers rear centre armrest, dust and pollen filter, key remote with trunk unlock function, electrically-adjustable outside mirrors on the Comfortline trim and upwards.

Safety & Security Features

2019 vw vento red dual front airbags

The Vento takes safety as one of its biggest USPs over its rivals in the segment. The new Vento is equipped with enough standard equipment for safety such as dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, front disc brakes, front and rear height-adjustable head restraints, electronic engine immobilizer, manual day/night IRVM, 3-point front seatbelts with height-adjustable function, 3-point rear outer seatbelts with lap belts in the middle, high-mounted stop lamps and rear fog lamps.

Seating Capacity

The Vento can seat five people with enough comfort inside the mid-size sedan. It offers enough space on the inside to accommodate five adults in the 2+3 seating configurations.

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Volkswagen Vento Performance: Engine Review

The Volkswagen Vento is complimented for being a fun-to-drive sedan. It is powered by three engine options under the bonnet, including one diesel and two petrol motors.

Engine Specifications 

 Volkswagen Vento

 Engine Type

 1.6-litre MPI Petrol

 1.2-litre TSI Petrol

 1.5-litre TDI Diesel 

 Displacement

 1598 cc

 1197 cc

 1498 cc

 No. of cylinders

 4

 4

 4

 Power

 105 PS @ 5,250 rpm

 105 PS @5,000 rpm

 110 PS@ 4000 rpm

 Torque

 153 Nm @ 3,800 rpm

 175 Nm @ 1,500 – 4,100 rpm

 250 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm

 Transmission

 5-speed MT

 7-speed DSG

 5-speed MT | 7-speed DSG

 Drivetrain

 FWD

 FWD

 FWD

The two petrol engines of the Vento including a 1.6-litre MPI and a 1.2-litre TSI unit, which can churn out the same power output of 105 PS along with 153 Nm and 175 Nm of torque, respectively. While the 1.6-litre engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the 1.2-litre TSI motor is coupled with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The diesel version, on the other hands, is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TDI burner making 110 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The transmission options for this engine include a 5-speed MT and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Volkswagen Vento Cost: Is It Affordable?

Prices of the VW Vento start from Rs 8.78 Lakh for the base variant and go up to Rs 14.51 Lakh for the top-spec model. Volkswagen also looks to improve the cost of ownership for its Vento as well. The sedan is now available with the 4EVER care package that provides a 4-year/1 lakh kms warranty pack along with road-side assistance with three free services. All of these benefits make the Vento an affordable and a very value-for-money offering as compared to other models in the C-sedan segment.

 Volkswagen Vento Variants

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi) 

 Trendline

 Rs 8.78 – 9.69 Lakh

 Comfortline

 Rs 8.99-9.99 lakh

 Highline

 Rs 9.99-13.36 lakh

 Highline Plus

 Rs 13.18-14.50 Lakh

 GT Line

 Rs 13.18-14.50 lakh

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Volkswagen Vento Colours: How Many Colour Options Are There?

The VW Vento is available with six colour options including reflex silver, candy white, carbon steel, lapiz blue, toffee brown, and sunset red. It’s worth noting that the Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus is offered with sunset red, candy white and lapiz blue with a black roof as optional.

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Verdict: Is Volkswagen Vento Worth Buying?

The Volkswagen Vento is a compelling and rewarding car to buy. Available at the price range of around Rs 8.78 – 14.50 lakhs, the Volkswagen Vento is not the most aggressively-priced sedan in its segment, but it surely offers a lot of driving pleasures. The Vento has a reputation for good engineering and solid build quality, high responsiveness and functionality to keep the driver engaged.

vw vento 2019 red rear angle

The build quality can be felt right from the moment you close the door. However, it could be better if the wheelbase of the car could be increased a bit for more room for the rear passengers. Besides, the auto-hold function for the automatic transmission will have worked wonders for the sedan as well. The maintenance cost of the car is a bit high compared to other Maruti or Hyundai offerings. Regardless, it isn’t hard to understand that you need to pay to maintain the good quality the car offers. In fact, most buyers revealed that they never regretted buying the VW Vento despite the slightly higher cost of maintenance.

Here’s our 2019 Volkswagen Vento review written by our expert team on IndianAuto. You can also check out more Volkswagen cars review on the website by filtering on the upper menu.

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