The VW Fox is decent to drive and offers good performance. Its low pricing also makes it attractive, as does the desirable badge.
The cabin is bland and safety kit is considerably less than that of its rivals. There's no five-door version available and some people find the driving position awkward.
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback performance
There's only one engine in the Fox range: a 54bhp, three-cylinder 1.2 petrol unit. This revs keenly, and mated to a crisp gearshift, delivers spirited pace – it’s far livelier around town than its 17.4-second 0-60mph time would suggest.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback ride & handling
Don’t be fooled by the Fox’s diminutive dimensions – it drives very well. Although larger bumps can catch it out, the suspension generally provides a comfortable ride. The Fox also corners securely and changes direction cleanly, but the steering is rather light.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback refinement
To think of the Fox as simply a city car is doing it a slight disservice. It also holds its own on longer journeys, because decent suppression of road and wind noise makes it comfortable on the motorway, too. The 1.2 petrol thrums rather loudly when pushed, but settles to a steady hum on the motorway.