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Volkswagen Polo 2018

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo range of configurations is currently priced from $16,499. Our most recent review of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo resulted in a score of 7.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: There would be some people who’d see the Polo GTI as an overly expensive, little hatchback that uses more fuel than car this size should with ride that’s too firm and an exhaust system that’s too loud. Then there are those of us who know that a hatch this talented on the road (or track), with a great interior and now even more space is worth the asking price and the fuel money. You see it’s louder, more uncomfortable, thirstier and costlier for a reason – fun.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Polo: Great engine, Great handling, More rear legroom now

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen Polo 2018 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Polo 2018 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What can I do about the faulty AEB on my 2018 Volkswagen Polo?

    You’re on the right track here and it does appear that your car suddenly thinks it’s about to crash and triggers the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system to avoid the phantom prang. And it does that by automatically slamming on the brakes. Again, you’re right when you suggest that if other cars had been around at the time, the car’s attempts to avoid a crash may, indeed, have caused one.

    I have a couple of questions for you: Does this problem occur when you’re driving with the active cruise-control engaged? And, does it happen when driving on a downhill section of road that then begins to level out? If the answers bare yes, then you’re not alone, because those are the precise circumstances reported by more than a dozen 2018 Polo owners in the US. The theory is that the levelling terrain is detected by the car’s sensors, causing it to confuse the undulating road with a potential collision threat. Calibration and set-up is critical in these sophisticated modern AEB systems, and something is not right with your car. I doubt that rebooting the system (as the dealer has suggested) will make much difference if the sensors are angled or calibrated incorrectly.

    Honda has experienced similar problems with its 2014 and 2015 CR-V model which also had the potential to confuse inanimate roadside objects (like wheelie-bins) with potential crash obstacles, and produced a similar response from the car. Honda has actually recalled those CR-Vs in Australia to deal with this, but Volkswagen Australia does not appear to have followed suit, telling me that it hasn’t seen any cases of this yet (at head office level).

    Honestly, I don’t blame you for refusing to take the car back. I wouldn’t want to be driving around in a car that could suddenly, and without any warning or legitimate reason, apply its own brakes as if there was an emergency. I’d be short-cutting the dealer and going straight to VW Australia’s customer service division and spelling it out.

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  • How to make a Toyota Corolla faster?

    The best way to make a Toyota Corolla faster is to trade it in on a Subaru WRX or Volkswagen Polo GTI. While Japanese cars are known to be loved by boy racers for their easy ability to hot up, the last few series of Toyota Corolla have next to no options for hot-up parts as these cars focus on excellent reliability rather than tar-burning performance. If you have a need for speed, consider looking to the Subaru WRX for a practical four-door Japanese go-fast car, or a Volkswagen Polo GTi for a fast car at a similar price point to a Corolla.

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Volkswagen Polo 2018 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Polo 2018 is currently available from $16,499 for the Polo 70TSI Trendline up to $37,990 for the Polo GTI.

Pricing guides

$20,880
Based on 85 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$16,499
Highest Price
$37,990
Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
66 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.2L PULP 5 SP MAN $12,980 $17,270
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $12,400 $17,930
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $10,700 $15,730
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $12,400 $17,930
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Volkswagen Polo 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1751mm x 1453mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Polo 2018 Dimensions  include 1453mm height, 1682mm width, 3972mm length.
Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
66 TSI TRENDLINE Hatchback 1453x1682x3972 mm 143 mm
Urban (66Tsi) Hatchback 1453x1682x3972 mm 143 mm
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1446x1751x4053 mm 147 mm
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1446x1751x4053 mm 147 mm
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Volkswagen Polo 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Polo vary from 15x6 inches to 17x7.5 inches.

Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
66 TSI TRENDLINE Hatchback 185x60 R15 15x6 inches 185x60 R15 15x6 inches
Urban (66Tsi) Hatchback 185x60 R15 15x6 inches 185x60 R15 15x6 inches
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
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Volkswagen Polo 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Polo currently offers fuel consumption from 4.7 to 6.1L/100km. The Volkswagen Polo is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
66 TSI TRENDLINE Hatchback 1.2L,PULP,5 SP MAN 4.8L/100km
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 4.7L/100km
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 4.8L/100km
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 5L/100km
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Volkswagen Polo 2018 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Polo’s towing capacity ranges from 1000kg to 1100kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
66 TSI TRENDLINE Hatchback 1.2L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
Urban (66Tsi) Hatchback 1.2L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
70 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
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