Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Match 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £17,025What Car? Target Price£15,934
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: Match

Match is our favourite trim because it's reasonably priced and comes with a decent amount of standard kit. That includes privacy glass, 15in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, parking sensors front and rear, lumbar adjustment on the front seats, a 60:40 split rear seat, front fog lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, an 8.0in infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an onboard computer, which gives easy access to driving data, telephone operation, audio selection and the driver assistance systems.

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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