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2020 Volkswagen Polo review: Style 85TSI

A new, tech-laden variant of Volkswagen’s city car will make you think twice about buying an entry-level Golf.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

Are headphones and compact city cars a marketing match made in heaven, or is Volkswagen pushing its luck with the Polo Beats?

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

If there's such a thing as a 'mature' hot hatch, it's the 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI. But just because it's easy to live with and sophisticated to behold, don't mistakenly assume it won't carve corners on demand...

2018 Volkswagen Polo long-term review: Farewell

Spending the last few months with Volkswagen's little hatchback has reinforced why we believe it's one of the segment leaders.

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2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

SToush: Ford's new pocket rocket takes on the Polo GTI...

Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review: Farewell

Well, it's goodbye to our long-term review of the 2019 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition model. What does the team think of this new-generation offering? Find out here.

2018 Volkswagen Polo long-termer review: Introduction

Last year, we welcomed a perky little new-generation Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition to the garage. Note: At the time of shooting, some features were unavailable for the Australian Polo range. Since then options like navigation and the Active Info Display have become available on select variants in the line-up.  ...

2019 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

It's not cheap, given the same fundamental powertrain and transmission package is available for less, but the Beats offers all the Polo's best assets in a package that'll no doubt appeal strongly to people who want to stand out a bit more than is possible in the Comfortline or R-Line.

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Volkswagen Polo Comparisons

2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

Same size. Same 147kW of turbocharged power. The new Fiesta ST and Polo GTI are members of a dwindling ‘pocket rocket’ breed of city-sized performance cars. Thankfully, both are great – but for differing reasons.

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline v Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo

The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s 1980s/1990s predecessors that had different names around the world. Swift is the right word to describe the little Suzuki’s rise to six-million units since it became a proper global model in 2005...

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Volkswagen Polo News

2022 Volkswagen Polo and T-Roc facelifts: Australian launches due second half of 2022, including T-Roc R

The 2022 Volkswagen Polo and 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc will receive mid-life facelifts in Australia in the second half of next year. Volkswagen Australia confirmed to CarAdvice this week mid-life updates for the Polo light car and T-Roc small SUV are expected to go on sale in Australia in the second half of 2022 – including the flagship, high-performance R version of the latter...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

Q&A: Most economical cars under $30,000?

Hey CarAdvice, I am looking to buy the most environmentally-friendly car I can afford. What are my options at the lower end of the market? Thanks! – Alice Kez Casey If you're looking at environmentally-friendly through the lens of fuel consumption, then cars like the Volkswagen Polo (which uses 5.0 litres of fuel per 100km), Toyota Yaris (4...

Volkswagen Polo Harlequin: colourful classic revived

The Volkswagen Polo Harlequin has been revived in the Netherlands as a one-off, in celebration of the eccentric and quirky car's 25th birthday. The limited-edition Volkswagen model was launched in 1995 as a promotional stunt, and featured multi-coloured body panels in Flash Red, Ginster Yellow, Pistachio Green and Chagall Blue. Powered by the optional 1...

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Volkswagen Polo Owner Reviews

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Well this review for the Polo GTI may be a little different to most as it's all from my perspective. Firstly to get the performance stats out of the way, it has a maximum speed of 237km/h (250 with a little help from the gradient and if the launch control is used), 0-100km/h in 6.15 seconds, 400 metres in 14.5 seconds, and if the hammer is kept down it will change into 6th gear at 200km/h...

2014 Volkswagen Polo 81TSI Comfortline review

Trying to surprise your wife is not always an easy job. I promised that I would get her a "good" car on the day I set out to find her new wheels. I also proclaimed to her that I would have this sorted in time to be back home by lunch. When we met, she owned a Holden Epica...

2019 Volkswagen Polo 85 TSI Comfortline review

In June I purchased my first new car (a demo) and it's the first car I've owned in 20 years. The car was needed as I had recently returned to Australia after living in Vancouver, Canada for over a decade...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70 TSI Trendline review

One day, I felt like I deserved to get behind the wheel of something brand new. I'd deliberately punished myself by driving a bare-bones DE Mazda2 Neo for 2 years to save some money and not stay awake at night worrying about damage from being parked on the mean streets of inner Sydney. The Mazda2 was a brilliant car and I miss its zippy charm, brilliant short-throw gear shift and low running costs...

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