The smaller version of Volkswagen’s popular Golf hatchback, the Polo is a great alternative if you’re looking for something more compact. Still roomy, efficient and well-built, the Polo is a very accomplished little car that’s ideal for those who want a practical and reliable run around.
Those looking for a small car that doesn’t compromise on space won’t be disappointed in the Polo – it has a spacious boot, large glovebox and lots of useful cubbies for drinks, bottles, mobile phones and sunglasses cases. There’s ample head room for all passengers, with those seated in the front able to stretch their legs and sit comfortably with plenty of elbow room.
As well as space, passengers can enjoy comfort too – they will barely register the noise from the engine or the road as the car is very well-cocooned and the soft suspension tackles any bumps in the road.
Easy to drive and with light steering, the Polo is very well-suited to city driving and its narrow body and excellent visibility means that it’s ideal for parking in tight spots. All of the engines available are efficient and economical, with Volkswagen’s unique BlueMotion Technology providing a stop/start system that cuts the engine in traffic. It also has plenty of safety features, such as a stability system that helps you regain control of the car if you happen to skid, which has resulted in the Polo being awarded the maximum five stars when it was crash tested by safety specialists, Euro NCAP.
With the Polo’s competitive price and ability to hold its value better than its rivals, it is an ideal choice for those looking for an affordable yet classy small hatchback. If you want a car that’s great value but doesn’t compromise on quality, you should opt for the Volkswagen Polo.