Monday, 1 October 2012

Toyota Corolla Altis versus Ford Fiesta

Toyota Corolla Altis is one of the key competitors of Ford Fiesta. Toyota Corolla Altis has been launched at starting of Rs. 1294517 lakh while the price tag of Ford Fiesta Classic reads Rs. 648000. Ford Fiesta has a diesel variant while Toyota Corolla Altis is a petrol variant. Both the cars have sedan body

Toyota Corolla Altis has engine type 1ZZ-FE, Gasoline, 4 cylinders in line with displacement of 1794 producing a power of 140 PS at 6400rpm and torque of 173Nm at 4000rpm. Whereas Ford Fiesta has DURATEC engine type with a displacement of 1399 producing a power of 68 PS at 4000rpm and a torque of 160Nm at 200rpm. Ford Fiesta has 1399 cc engine which gives a mileage of 17.8 Km/L where as Toyota Corolla Altis having a 1794cc engine gives mileage of 14.4 Km/L. Toyota Corolla Altis makes a drift to 100kmph in 11.5 seconds where as it is not applicable to Ford Fiesta. The fuel injection system is electronic in case of Toyota Corolla Altis but in case of Ford Fiesta it is provided by High Pressure Common Rail. They both have manual transmission with 6-speed and 5-speed for Toyota Corolla Altis and Ford Fiesta respectively.


The front suspension is Macpherson strut in case of Toyota Corolla Altis but Ford Fiesta is independent of McPherson struts with offset coil spring stabilizer bar. Torsion beam has been used as rear suspension in case of Toyota Corolla Altis whereas Semi-Independent heavy dusty twist-beam with coil springs is rear suspension in Ford Fiesta.


Talking of features both has AC, power steering, tubeless tyres, central locking, remote boot, Tachometer and more. But Power door locks, folding rear seats, alloy wheels, steering adjustment, front fog lights are some of the features that are absent in Ford Fiesta. They both lack the Traction control, leather seats, power seats, cassette player. Toyota Corolla Altis has Tilt as well as Telescopic Steering column whereas Ford Fiesta has just Tilt adjust. Ford Fiesta has a turning radius of 5.2 meters while in case of Toyota Corolla Altis there is not much difference it is 5.3 meters in this case. They both have Ventilated Disc brakes in front, but the rear brakes are of solid disc in case of Toyota Corolla Altis and self adjusting drums in case of Ford Fiesta.


Toyota Corolla Altis has a sharp and fresh face as compared to Fiesta which is quite dated now. Looks are subjective and Altis has a great exterior as well the interiors can stop anyone’s gaze at it. Ford Fiesta is still popular among its buyer due to its elegance and non fussy cues. As far as safety is concerned Altis marks the plot as it has Anti-Lock Braking system, Driver and passenger air bags and immobilizer. Ford Fiesta provides 430-liters of cargo volume. It is hard to give verdict Altis is the better as it provides much safety, rest depends on the buyer’s interest.

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