Overall, a used Volkswagen Polo is a great car. It's reliable, fuel-efficient, safe, fun to drive, and packed with features. Some Polo models offer features such as a digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, and a fully digital infotainment system. The Polo benefits from many of the perks that its bigger brother gets in the Golf such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and automatic DSG options.
The Polo is also known for its fuel efficiency. Many Polo models offer fuel economy ratings that are well above the average for their class. The Polo gets an average combined miles per gallon of between 51-54 mpg. The BlueMotion model has switched from diesel power to petrol power and now uses the 1.0-litre TSI engine. It can manage an impressive 67.3mpg and emits 95g/km of CO2.
The Volkswagen Polo may be one of the most popular superminis on the used market, but it faces plenty of tough competition in this class as well. Its biggest rival by far is the brilliantly successful Ford Fiesta which ran for almost 10 years as the UK’s bestselling car. Another big challenger to the Polo’s dominance is the Hyundai i20 with its very affordable price tag and well-equipped interior.