Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 110 SEL 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £21,150What Car? Target Price£19,730
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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If you love your creature comforts, SEL is the trim level for you. It piles on the equipment with larger 16in alloys, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, traffic sign display and integrated sat-nav. It’s just a bit pricey to recommend wholeheartedly.

The extra power of the 1.0 TSI 95 is noticeable, but isn't worth the extra outlay.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

351

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km

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