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Volkswagen Polo (2009-2017) review

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Key features
  • Small
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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If the VW Polo proves to be a Golf in miniature form, it would be a well-rounded small hatchback. You wouldn't guess from looking at it that the current generation launched back in 2009 (largely thanks to a 2014 facelift). But it's got some big hitters to contend with, namely the Ford Fiesta, the UK's best-selling car. Does it have what it takes to compete? Read our VW Polo review to find out.

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  • What is it?
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  • What's it like to drive?
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  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

May 2016

Released

March 2009

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