Used Volkswagen Polo GTi (2010 - 2017) Equipment

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 04 Dec 2014
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From a distance it has the looks of the Golf GTI, but unfortunately for the Polo bigger hasn't proved to be better and it's fair to say the Polo has a lot of growing up to do to be on a par with its more illustrious big brother. A power output of 178bhp makes the Polo a quick car but it feels a little sanitised, so if you really are after a ballsy ‘hot’ hatch you’ll probably go for a Clio Renaultsport.

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

VW has a reputation for being stingy when it comes to standard kit but Polo GTI is pretty generous, even the base model. Features include climate control, electrically adjustable door mirrors front and rear electric windows, front sport seats with height adjustment, height-and-reach-adjustable steering, tyre pressure indicator, MP3 compatibility, six speakers, AUX-in socket, USB and iPod connection cables, Isofix fitting, paddle shift, aluminium-look pedals, 17-inch alloys, space-saver spare wheel, sports suspension (lowered by approximately 15mm), red brake callipers, front fog lights.

Following the facelift for 2015 the GTI gets VW’s new infotainment system as seen on the regular Polo along with the electronic systems mentioned in the handling section of this review, and the option of adaptive dynamics and electronically controlled dampers, too.

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Equipment

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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