Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 R Line 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £19,505What Car? Target Price£18,200
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: R Line

Sporty R-line trim adds 16in alloy wheels and power-folding door mirrors. It’s mainly about a sportier look, though, with a more aggressive bodykit and a number of sporty interior design touches, such as a flat bottomed steering wheel. Unless you really love the looks, save yourself some money and opt for one of the cheaper trims.

Engine: 1.0 TSI 95

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

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

351

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km

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