2018 Volkswagen Polo review: Sophisticated small car

Introduction

The VW Polo needs little introduction, being something of a household name these days; it’s a default choice if you’re after a small car that’s safe, cheap to run and has a touch of upmarket appeal that rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Seat Ibiza fall short of.

Body Style: 5-door hatchback Seats: 5                    MRP: From TBC

 

Did you know? The Polo has grown for this generation

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

 

Verdict 8.0 / 10

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Pricing

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

We Like

Huge boot

Standard 8-inch screen

Peppy 1-litre engines

We Don't Like

Odd-looking coloured trim inserts

So-so forward visibility

Not-so-small dimensions

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

 

Design & Exterior ...