Volkswagen Polo review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Polo 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 right tracking
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 right cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 left cornering
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  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 left static
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior driver display
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 right tracking
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 right cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 left cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 left static
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior driver display
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Polo 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Volkswagen Polo has always been highly regarded, but for most of its 47-year history it's been in the shadow of its bigger brother. You know the one we’re talking about, of course: the iconic Golf.

This latest-generation Polo is finally finding the spotlight, though, having brought the gap between the two models closer than ever. That's because it has grown up considerably over the years.

It can't ignore the premium offerings in the class, either, including 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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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,128
Target Price from £18,091
Save up to £1,128
or from £191pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £17,501
Leasing deals
From £189pm
RRP price range £18,855 - £27,805
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)4
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 41.5 - 54.3
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,042 / £1,902
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,084 / £3,803
Available colours