For The VW Polo 1.2 TSI 105 SEL averages an impressive 53.3mpg, and the rest of the package is as desirable as as on any other Polo. Range-topping SEL trim has all the bells and whistles that the Polo has to offer.
Against This engine comes only with the top trim level, which means it's a very expensive option
The VW Polo 1.2 TSI 105 SEL is a great version of a great car. It's just a shame that it's so expensive
There’s plenty of choice with engines, but we wouldn't bother with the three-cylinder 1.2 petrols; they’re underpowered and noisy. The 84bhp 1.4 is much more like it – smooth, cheap to run and reasonably affordable – while the 1.2 turbo is even easier to live with, if a bit pricey, and the GTI uses a turbocharged and supercharged 1.4.
The 1.2- and 1.6-litre diesels give good fuel economy, but they’re slow, expensive and noisy. If you’re a company car driver, you’re better off with the petrol Blue GT, which uses clever cylinder shut-off technology to keep CO2 emissions remarkably low.
Entry-level S models miss out on some essentials such as remote locking and air-conditioning. You get both if you go for dearer Match trim, which is our favourite.
SEL cars get a little more kit for a lot more money, so they’re not worth the extra. R Line gets extra kit and sporty aesthetic touches and the GTI model comes with bigger 17-inch alloys and sports suspension.
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