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1.6 TDI 95
We have yet to try this engine.
1.6 TDI
The diesels are likely the cleanest engines of the range, but we’d avoid this entry-level model because it feels slow in all situations and creates too much noise and vibration next to the smoother petrol options.
This engine is exclusive to the hot Polo GTI.
1.0 TSI 115
This engine offers a bit more performance than the 1.0 TSI 95, picking up willingly from low revs and easily coping with motorway journeys. If you do go for this engine, you won&#39;t be disappointed, but the extra financial outlay it requires means we&#39;d still recommend the 1.0 TSI 95, which still offers flexible performance. The 1.0 TSI 115 is only available in more expensive trim levels, so you can&#39;t get it in our favourite SE trim.
Our pick
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.
1.0 75
We are yet to try out this variant
Manages to keep up with traffic in town and the lack of performance isn&#39;t too much of a frustration. However, as soon as you reach faster roads, this engine struggles. You need to work it very hard to make progress on the open road, making it quite a noisy engine. This unit keeps the Polo as cheap as it can get, but the other engines are much better and worth the extra outlay if your budget can stretch to it.

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47.9-76.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

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101-99 g/km

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