Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Match 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £17,125What Car? Target Price£16,068
Review

The Polo is a huge seller and it isn't hard to see why. It's a great all-rounder – smart and roomy inside, comfortable to sit in and good to drive. And while it’s pricier to buy outright than some of its rivals, that’s largely offset by competitive monthly finance rates and strong resale values. However, hybrid rivals offer better fuel economy and you need to pay extra for some of the modern safety kit rivals come with as standard.

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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, front and rear parking sensors, lumbar adjustment on the front seats, and an 8.0in infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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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