New Volkswagen Polo vs Seat Ibiza

The Seat Ibiza’s reign as the best small car around is under threat from Volkswagen’s new Polo. We find out how they stack up...

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What Car? team
10 February 2017

Infotainment systems

Seat Ibiza

New Volkswagen Polo vs Seat Ibiza

Making the jump from SE to FR trim brings this 8.0in touchscreen, which includes built-in sat-nav. It’s one of the best touchscreen systems available, with crisp graphics, easy-to-follow menus and great response times after each prod. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are included, as are a DAB radio, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Upgrading the sound system costs £365 and wireless phone charging is £160.


Volkswagen Polo

New Volkswagen Polo vs Seat Ibiza

Every Polo gets the same 8.0in touchscreen as the Ibiza, although SE models forgo built-in sat-nav. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring are standard, though, so this isn’t such an issue, while the Polo’s screen is positioned higher, making it easier to see and use on the move. DAB radio, Bluetooth and two USB connections are standard. There’s no option to upgrade the stereo, but wireless phone charging is available for an extra £355.