Used Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (2009 - 2017) Equipment

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015
4.5
This Volkswagen Polo is arguably the most upmarket small car that you can buy. It's refined, stylish and - depending on which engine you choose - can be incredibly frugal or delightfully quick.
3.5 out of 5

Equipment

Volkswagen Polo equipment levels are split between the following grades: S, S A/C, SE, SE-Design, SEL and BlueGT.

Standard Volkswagen Polo equipment

The entry-level S model comes with central locking, six-speaker audio system, 5-inch colour touchscreen, automatic post-collision braking system, Bluetooth, USB port, steel wheels, power steering, a CD stereo, DAB Radio, height adjustable driver's seat, steering reach and height adjustment, electric windows and two Isofix child seat mounting points in the rear. S A/C, as the name suggests, adds manual air-conditioning.

Trim levels available from launch but now discontinued include Moda and Match, the SE trim has been brought back in 2014 after being discontinued when the latest generation was launched in 2009. SE is likely to be the most popular trim level and comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured handles, electronically adjustable door mirrors, leather covered gearlever, handbrake lever and steering wheel, trip computer, remote locking and alarm, air-conditioning and multimedia system with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen.

The new for 2014 SE Design trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a black gloss radiator grille, front fog lights, tinted glass, upgraded upholstery, front sports seats, aluminum pedals and footwell illumination.

The high-spec SEL adds front and rear parking sensors, 16-inch ‘Rivazza’ alloys and a front centre armrest with storage.

The Bluemotion gets manual air conditioning, cruise control, a leather steering wheel and 15-inch alloys.

The BlueGT, available only with a high-efficiency petrol engine, gets the same instruments and black headlining as the Polo GTI hot hatch along with special sports seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

Optional Volkswagen accessories

Depending on which trim level you go for, there are plenty of optional Volkswagen Polo accessories available including various wheel designs, Adaptive Cruise Control, metallic paint, satellite-navigation, heated front seats, climate control and electric glass sunroof.

New for 2014 is a clever bit of kit called MirrorLink which transfers your Android phone display to the multimedia screen in the car and enables you to access apps too, unfortunately the technology is not compatible with Apple iPhone.

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Equipment

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Standard item

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • 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
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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