Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Beats 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £17,850What Car? Target Price£16,703
Review

It’s no surprise that so many people buy the Volkswagen Polo. It leads the class in lots of areas, offering a great choice of perky engines, good space inside and the sort of ride you’d expect from a good family-sized car. And while it’s pricier to buy outright than some of its rivals, that’s offset to an extent by competitive monthly finance rates and strong resale values.

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Trim: Beats

The Polo Beats gets a bespoke appearance and an upgraded Beats audio system. For you audiophiles out there, the system features an eight channel amplifier, a subwoofer and six speakers with a 300 watt output. However, the stereo’s sound isn’t as impressive as the Ford Fiesta’s B&O system, and unless a punchy sound system is your number one priority the Match remains our pick of the range.

Engine: 1.0 EVO 80

The cheapest engine in the Polo range. However, this engine doesn't benefit from turbocharging, so needs working hard to get the best from it – and even then acceleration is far more pedestrian than in the TSI versions. It's only worth considering if you mostly drive in town.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH15.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

351

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

125

g/km

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