Volkswagen Polo hatchback front space
The Polo is among the best in class for front space. A couple of tall adults will find their heads well clear of the ceiling and there’s a generous amount of leg room adjustment. The Polo’s interior also offers impressive width, so there’s no danger of two adults rubbing shoulders up front.
Beyond that, there are some nice touches in terms of practicality. Both front doors feature a deep pocket, the glovebox will take much more than a pair of gloves and there’s a handy cubby in front of the gearlever that easily takes a wallet, smartphone and keys.
Volkswagen Polo hatchback rear space
Just like in the front, the Polo is extremely spacious in the back. Two six-footers will find their knees free from the front seatbacks and a decent amount of space above their heads. In this respect, the Polo is better than the Skoda Fabia and on a par with the Seat Ibiza. As with most small cars, though, three adults side by side in the back will be a squeeze.
Both rear doors have a generously sized pocket and both front seats feature a pocket at the back for storing flatter items.
Volkswagen Polo hatchback seating flexibility
The front passenger seat features height adjustment as standard; lumbar adjustment is an optional extra but standard on GTI trim. Beyond that, the range of manual adjustment forward and backwards and at the backrest is generous.
The Polo’s rear seats don’t split in a 60/40 configuration in entry-level trim – they fold down as one piece. However, from mid-range SE trim upwards, the split and fold as standard and lie almost flat.
Volkswagen Polo hatchback boot space
It’s likely that all Polos will get an adjustable boot floor, meaning that once the rear seats are folded down, the floor remains flat from the boot entrance all the way to the front seats. It should also mean that there isn’t much of a lip to lift heavy bags over.
It’s a practical space, too, because the Polo’s wheel arches don’t protrude into the boot, keeping the space efficiently square.