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Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 2018 review: snapshot

The 85TSI has a more powerful engine and more kit. (Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition shown)
EXPERT RATING
8.1
The 85TSI Comfortline marks the second and highest rung on the Polo ladder (for now), wearing a $19,490 (six-speed manual) or $21,990 (seven-speed dual-clutch auto) price tag.

The 85TSI Comfortline marks the second and highest rung on the Polo ladder (for now), wearing a $19,490 price tag for the six-speed manual ($21,490 drive-away) or $21,990 for the seven-speed dual-clutch auto ($23,990 drive-away).

It builds on the equipment of the entry-level Trendline, adding 15-inch alloys, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, chrome highlights and better quality cloth seat trim in the cabin.

It squeezes more power out of the little 1.0-litre engine, too, with the three-cylinder unit now producing 85kW at 5000rpm and 200Nm at 2000rpm - enough for a sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.5 seconds.

Like the Trendline, it’s a happy picture of standard safety, with the five-star ANCAP rated Polo arriving with six airbags, a reversing camera, parking sensors and AEB with pedestrian detection. 

An optional 'Driver Assistance Package' ($1400) adds VW’s manoeuvre braking system to the Polo, which combines with the rear parking sensors to act as AEB in reverse when you’re parking, along with adaptive cruise, blind-spot monitoring, rear-traffic alert and Park Assist.

Pricing guides

$20,888
Based on 81 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$16,490
Highest Price
$35,999

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
66 TSI Trendline 1.2L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $12,980 – 17,270 2018 Volkswagen Polo 2018 66 TSI Trendline Pricing and Specs
70 TSI Trendline 1.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $12,400 – 17,930 2018 Volkswagen Polo 2018 70 TSI Trendline Pricing and Specs
70TSI Trendline 1.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $12,400 – 17,930 2018 Volkswagen Polo 2018 70TSI Trendline Pricing and Specs
85 TSI Comfortline 1.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $13,200 – 19,140 2018 Volkswagen Polo 2018 85 TSI Comfortline Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8.1
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist

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