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 £17,855What Car? Target Price£16,623
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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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.

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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