Overview Despite diesel scoring over petrol as the preferred fuel these days owing to the price imbalance, there are still plenty of takers for petrol-powered cars. While some argue that it would take them too long to cover enough distance to justify the additional purchase premium of a diesel car, others prefer the superior refinement of a petrol car. So, we decided to pit some of the most popular petrol hatchbacks on offer today against each other to figure out which one would make for the best buy. There is the new Chevrolet Sail U-VA that marries mid-size saloon space and seriously impressive ride comfort. Then there is the recently facelifted Ford Figo that, as before, has value as its USP. India’s largest carmaker, Maruti, is represented by the Swift, which happens to be amongst India’s best-selling cars; it even won our Car of the Year award last year. And finally, we have the Etios Liva from Toyota, with incredible space and good comfort as its trump cards. So, which one offers the best balance of refinement, performance, comfort, practicality and value?