Volkswagen Polo Review, Specs & Performance

Lease a VW Polo and compare prices on the entire range to benefit from a first class supermini with agile handling. The Volkswagen Polo doesn't disappoint with responsive engines and a great range of affordable lease deals to choose from. Compare our 2022 VW lease deals to find your new car.

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Overview of the Volkswagen Polo

Packed with comfort and practicality. For those in need of a stylish and comfortable small family car, the Volkswagen Polo offers an upmarket, stylish contract hire car with nice handling. There's also plenty of equipment and space to enjoy too.

The VW Polo is a great family supermini

The suspension has also been improved with the petrol engines including a 1.0-litre unit delivering 79 bhp. It is a decent performer around town but there's no turbocharger.

For better performance, there's a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged unit offering 94 bhp or 108 bhp. It is more sprightly and for those who want more speed, the VW Polo GTI uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine which delivers 197 bhp to enjoy.

Most drivers will find the turbocharged 1.0-litre engine will meet their everyday needs with fuel consumption of 54 mpg and emissions of 120g/km. That makes it an affordable company car to consider with its Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rate.

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Volkswagen Polo in a nutshell

Not only is the new Volkswagen Polo larger than the model it replaces, it's also a more sophisticated offering improved handling.

There's the option of a digital instrument display – which is highly recommended - along with a panoramic sunroof, a self-parking system and adaptive cruise control.

However, the Polo is a stylish offering, and this is an impressive small car to consider.

What to expect when you lease a VW Polo

At speed, the Polo is very quiet, and around town it is a joy to drive. Everything feels solid and well put together, and the cabin is a comfortable and stylish place to spend time.

The boot is a useful 350 litres and safety features include LED rear lights and autonomous emergency braking.

It should come as no surprise that the crash safety rating from Euro NCAP is five stars.

Polo also uses an eight-inch infotainment screen that is easy-to-use with nice graphics and the stereo system is impressive. The dashboard choice of 13 colours means that drivers really bring their dashboard to life, if required. The latest model is only available in five-doors and there are various storage areas dotted around the cabin.

The VW Polo has lots of equipment fitted as standard including parking sensors, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity and air-conditioning. Other models feature satnav, heated seats and cruise control.

The SEL trim is worth considering as a value for money offering with equipment including a central armrest, automatic windscreen wipers and dual-zone climate control. There's also cornering fog lights and rain-sensing wipers.

The Polo is also available as the R-Line and the GTI for better levels of performance and as a supermini, the Polo has a big car feel and there is an army of fans who will enjoy the latest creation.

Essentially, the Volkswagen Polo is a great car lease for anyone wanting a spacious supermini with great handling, lots of equipment and some very nice design ideas. In a competitive segment, it is still the car that sets the bar.