Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 115 SEL 5dr DSG Review

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It’s no surprise that so many people buy the VW Polo. It leads the class in just about every category – superb interior quality, good space inside and the sort of ride you’d expect from an executive car. If we had to nitpick, it’s a tad on the pricey side.

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Trim: SEL

If you love your creature comforts, SEL does pile on the equipment with larger alloys, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. You also get front and rear parking sensors.

Engine: 1.0 TSI 115

This engine offers a bit more performance than the 1.0 TSI 95, picking up willingly from low revs and easily coping with motorway journeys. If you do go for this engine, you won't be disappointed, but the extra financial outlay it requires means we'd still recommend the 1.0 TSI 95, which still offers flexible performance. The 1.0 TSI 115 is only available in more expensive trim levels, so you can't get it in our favourite SE trim.

Key information

0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: NMotorway: N
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating