Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo Parkers 2015-07-07

If you’re looking for a supermini that exudes quality, then the VW Polo is the car for you. Shown to the world in 1975, the current model is the fifth generation from the firm, and throughout its lifetime has been available as three and five door models, with the odd curveball (jacked-up Cross Polo) added to the mix.

  • Volkswagen Polo GTi (10-17)
  • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (09-17)
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI (06-09)
  • Volkswagen Polo Dune (04-08)
  • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (02-09)
  • Volkswagen Polo Estate (00-02)
  • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02)
  • Volkswagen Polo Saloon (00-02)
  • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)

If you’re looking for a supermini that exudes quality, then the VW Polo is the car for you. Shown to the world in 1975, the current model is the fifth generation from the firm, and throughout its lifetime has been available as three and five door models, with the odd curveball (jacked-up Cross Polo) added to the mix.

None have been particularly exciting though, not even the turbocharged GTI, and the Polo has instead carved itself out a niche as the most-refined offering in the supermini segment. Comfortable suspension, a lack of wind or road noise and decent visibility make it a perfect proposition for a long journey – not something that could be said for some of its rivals.

In fact, in many ways it feels like a small(er) VW Golf, with its generously proportioned cabin with impeccable build quality and detailing

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2017 on

4.3 out of 5
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2017 on

New price range:
£15,260 - £23,455

Used price range:
£7,771 - £20,313

  • Sharp looks and super-modern interior
  • Impressive array of on-board technology
  • Efficient engine range, plus powerful GTI
  • Strong image
  • Spacious for a supermini
  • The fanciest equipment is optional
  • Refinement occasionally lets it down
  • Variable ride comfort
  • Not especially fun to drive

Volkswagen Polo Estate 2000 - 2002

4 out of 5
Volkswagen Polo Estate 2000 - 2002

New price range:
£11,120 - £14,670

Used price range:
£208 - £990

Quality image; strong residual values; reliability
Expensive for a supermini

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2000 - 2002

4 out of 5
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2000 - 2002

New price range:
£7,995 - £13,935

Used price range:
£194 - £1,088

Quality image, strong residual values, reliability.
Expensive for a supermini.

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