Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £18,700What Car? Target Price£17,541
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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The Polo Beats gets a unique look and an upgraded Beats sound 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, Match trim is a better buy.

It might only have three cylinders and 94bhp, but this engine has the best combination of performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions. It feels easily strong enough in town and holds its own on the motorway, too.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

351

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km

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