Here’s a comparison between the Volkswagen Cross Polo and the Daihatsu Terios. These two cars are only available in specific parts of the world. The current 2010 Daihatsu Terios model has been around since 2006 and it hasn’t aged on the exterior at all. Daihatsu is owned by Toyota and badged accordingly in various countries. The Terios was also sold as a Perodua Nautica a Malaysian brand.

The current CrossPolo seen here is an all new model released this year (2010) which replaces the previously generation. You can only buy a Cross Polo in Germany or parts of Europe at this point in time. This is just a specification comparison since it is unlikely that we will ever drive one of these cars – since they may not be released in the country.

The concept of having a smaller SUV that is as capable as the larger compact SUVs that can also be used in a congested city without too many compromises is rare. Both these are are smaller than the compact SUVs we have been comparing but have a height and off-road advantage.

Having seen the regular VW Polo and the Tiguan we can say that the CrossPolo is going to be difficult to bypass if you only want a smaller SUV. The presentation and quality is beyond other small cars.

The Terios is getting old and the interior especially reflects its age. It was a nice place to be in 2006 but the world has moved on and it needs an update.

The 4WD systems used by both cars are just as good as the bigger versions and based on spec their engines are not underpowered little cars either. If they are every released here we think you’d be happy own one.

Volkswagen Cross Polo Jimny Daihatsu Terios

IL4 Cylinder Petrol
Direct Injection Turbo
1.2 Litre (1197cc)
Claimed 77Kw @ 5000 RPM
Claimed 175Nm @ 2000 RPM

IL4 Cylinder Petrol
1.4 Litre (1390cc)
Claimed 63Kw @ 5000 RPM
Claimed 132Nm @ 3800 RPM

IL4 Cylinder Diesel
Direct Injection Common Rail Turbo
1.6 Litre (1598cc)
Claimed 66Kw @ 4200 RPM
Claimed 230Nm @ 1750-2500RPM

IL 4 Cylinder (J24B)
IL 4 Cylinder petrol
1.5 Litre (2393cc)
Claimed 103Kw @ 6000 RPM
Claimed 140Nm @ 4400 RPM



Kerb weight 1101Kg
Towing capacity up to 1200kg

Kerb weight 1200Kg
Towing capacity up to 1350kg

Fuel capacity & consumption  

Up to 45 litres
IL4 Petrol 5.5 Lts per 100km AVG

Up to 50 litres
IL4 Petrol 7.9Lts per 100km AVG (Manual)
IL4 Petrol 8.5Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)

Other specifications  

7 speed DSG Auto
Overall height/width 1488/1698
Overall length/wheelbase 3987/2470
4WD system: AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Tyre size:

5 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1604/1861
Overall length/wheelbase 4838/2815
4WD system: AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5


Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) xxxxmm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max

Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) xxxmm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max

1.2 Petrol Turbo 0-100Kph:9.9 secs

Diesel (Twin Turbo): 0-100Kph: 7.9 secs
Petrol: 0-100Kph: 9 secs


2010 $xx,xxx AUD

2010 £14,504 Pounds