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Volkswagen Polo review

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UK car buyers may be going crazy for SUVs, but small hatchbacks are still big business and the Volkswagen Polo is certainly very important to its maker. Indeed, it's the second biggest seller in the VW range, beaten only by the Golf.

The Polo has a very tough class in which to compete, though; the new Seat Ibiza has moved the game on, stealing the crown of our previous class leader, the Skoda Fabia. And beyond these two standout rivals, many other opponents have an eye on potential Polo buyers.

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Read on to see if the Polo has what it takes to shake off all comers, as we tell you what it’s like to drive, sit in, live with and own. And, remember, if you want to buy a Polo, then don't forget to check out our new car deals by clicking here.

 

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There are 8 trims available for the Polo hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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Air conditioning, electric front windows, an 8.0in colour touchscreen infotainment syst...View trim
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Mid-range SE adds 15in alloys, electric rear windows and a leather steering wheel, as w...View trim
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Beats
As with its other models, Volkswagen offers a special-edition Polo that gets a bespoke...View trim
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SE Tech Edition
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R Line
R-line trim adds bigger alloy wheels and a sportier bodykit. Unless you love the looks...View trim
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SEL
SEL adds features such as leather surfaces inside, ambient lighting and equipment such...View trim
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GTI
The regular Polo GTI is decently equipped, with air conditioning, front and rear parkin...View trim
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GTI+
The GTI+ carries a fairly hefty premium over the regular GTI, but you get plenty of ext...View trim
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