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Volkswagen Polo

(2017 - present)

The Volkswagen Polo is a small supermini-class five-door hatchback. The current model was launched at the end of 2017 and has become one of the best-selling cars in the UK.

There is a hot-hatch version called the Polo GTI. We are building a separate page for this version, so check back soon.

The Volkswagen Polo has received generally good scores from the UK media, but there is more variation between the best and worse scores than for the Ford Fiesta. It is generally praised for high levels of build quality and general refinement.

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Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £15,690 on-road

Launched: Winter 2017/18
Last updated:
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

Volkswagen Polo 1

The Car Expert

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Volkswagen Polo 2

Auto Express

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Volkswagen Polo 3

Autocar

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Volkswagen Polo 4

Car

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Volkswagen Polo 5

Carbuyer

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Volkswagen Polo 6

Honest John

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Volkswagen Polo 7

Parkers

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Volkswagen Polo 8

The Sun

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Volkswagen Polo 9

The Sunday Times

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Volkswagen Polo 10

Top Gear

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Volkswagen Polo 11

What Car?

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Volkswagen Polo 12

Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

Volkswagen Polo 14

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Volkswagen Polo 15

85%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Volkswagen Polo 16

76%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Volkswagen Polo 17

59%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Volkswagen Polo has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volkswagen Polo has received

2019

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Supermini
  • What Car? Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Car
  • carwow Car of the Year Awards – Little Legend Award

2018

  • World Car of the Year Awards – World Urban Car of the Year
  • FirstCar Awards – Safe Car of the Year
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Ultralight Tow Car
  • carwow Car of the Year Awards – Little Legend Award

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If you’re interested in the Volkswagen Polo, you might also like to consider these alternatives

Alfa Romeo Mito | Citroën C3 | Ford Fiesta | Honda Jazz | Hyundai i20 | Kia Rio | Mazda 2 | Mini hatch | Nissan Micra | Peugeot 208 | Renault Clio | SEAT Ibiza | Skoda Fabia | Suzuki Swift | Toyota Yaris | Vauxhall Corsa

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