Volkswagen Polo review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Introduction

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The Volkswagen Polo has always been highly regarded, but for most of its 45-year history it sat in the shadow of its bigger brother. You know the one we’re talking about, of course: the iconic Volkswagen Golf. But this latest generation is finally finding the spotlight, having brought the gap between the two models closer than ever.

That's because the Polo has grown up considerably over the years. Today’s model is bigger than ever and better to drive, too. Add to that a classy, roomy interior and keen pricing, and it's hardly surprising that it's such a huge seller.

The Polo finds itself in a very tough class, though. There are some seriously accomplished rivals in the small car class, and they’re also getting stronger and stronger. These include the big-selling Ford Fiesta, the sporty Seat Ibiza, the uber-practical Honda Jazz and the comfort-focused Peugeot 208

And the Volkswagen Polo can't completely ignore the premium offerings in the class either, which include the closely related Audi A1 and the Mini 5dr

In this review, we'll tell you how the Polo stacks up against its rivals in all the key areas, and we'll also fill you in on which engines and trim levels make the most sense.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions49.6 - 54.3
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£996 / £1,329
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,991 / £2,657

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