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Volkswagen Polo 2022

The 2022 Volkswagen Polo range of configurations is currently priced from $22,490. Our most recent review of the 2022 Volkswagen Polo resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Emily Agar had this to say at the time: So, does it pass the family life test? For my family of three, yes, it would be sufficient but I’d definitely want more space if this was going to be our sole family car. I’d be reluctant to do the long family trips because of the space and seat comfort. If I had a child in a rearward facing seat and still needed a pram… I wouldn’t be considering this. You can get larger cars for a little extra cash and I reckon they’d be worth the extra money. All in all, the VW Polo Life drives well, the fuel economy is awesome and you can park it anywhere. But the space factor is a biggie for me with kids, so this earns a 7.0/10. My son has a thing for colours, and the purple won him over completely, but even he commented on how small it felt, and gave it 9/10.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Emily Agar liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Polo: Park it anywhere!, Good safety & tech features, Zippy

The 2022 Volkswagen Polo carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen Polo 2022 Q&As

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

  • Are there known problems with the 2018 Volkswagen Polo's dual-clutch auto?

    Some owners have had a great run with this transmission, others not so much. Highway driving will be kinder to the unit, and a lot of city driving will be harder on it (although the DSG gearbox is by no means alone there).

    The main wear issues are with the clutch-packs that control the transmission. These can wear prematurely and require costly replacement. Any shuddering when taking off from rest is the first sign that this process has already started.

    It’s possible to read too much into it, but it remains that VW itself dumped the DSG for a conventional torque converter for some of its Australian models, including the Polo, in 2021.

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  • The gearbox on my 2016 Volkswagen Polo has failed

    The seven-speed DSG transmission in your car is a known trouble-spot and has caused lots of grief for owners over the years. Failures can occur in the clutch-packs, the electronic control units or the gearsets themselves and, once the failure has occurred, it's usually time for a whole new transmission.

    Mechanics can often become a bit jaded when they see multiple failures of the same component, but in this case, they're probably right. Your problem then becomes one of the cost of repairs being more than the repaired car is worth.

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  • Oil pressure issues in a Volkswagen Polo TSI

    You could well be on the right track here. Many cars with transmission coolers place them in the car's radiator so that the liquid that cools the engine, also cools the transmission. But if the transmission cooler fails, that can allow transmission fluid into the car's coolant system which might account for the oil you're seeing in your coolant bottle. Many mis-diagnose this as a blown head gasket because the outward symptoms are very similar.

    If this is the case, the bad news is that coolant has probably also entered the transmission potentially wrecking the mechanical parts and frying the electronic bits.

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  • My Volkswagen Polo TSi 1.4 is mixing water and oil which is then coming out through the exhaust

    None of these symptoms are what you want to find. Any car mixing its coolant with its engine oil has some kind of internal failure (often a head gasket failure) and a car that is consuming oil at a fast rate is also probably suffering some kind of internal damage or wear. Have a mechanic perform a few basic tests on the engine (compression, leak-down and head-gasket) and proceed from there. But if it's as bad as it sounds, you could be looking for a new engine (or a new car).

    These engines were known for being quite complex and perhaps not as durable as they should have been in some cases. They're also quite expensive to rebuild and may cost more to fix than the entire car is worth. At that point, you have some tough decisions to make.

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Volkswagen Polo 2022 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Polo 2022 is currently available from $22,490 for the Polo Life up to $38,888 for the Polo GTI.

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70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 7 SP $17,600 $22,330
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $15,400 $19,800
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 7 SP $19,800 $25,080
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $17,710 $22,440
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Volkswagen Polo 2022 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2022 Volkswagen Polo are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1751mm x 1450mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Polo 2022 Dimensions  include 1446mm height, 1751mm width, 4053mm length.
Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1446x1751x4053 mm 147 mm
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1446x1751x4053 mm 147 mm
Life Hatchback 1450x1751x4080 mm 136 mm
85TSI Style Hatchback 1446x1751x4053 mm 147 mm
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Volkswagen Polo 2022 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2022 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.

Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 185x65 R15 185x65 R15
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 185x65 R15 185x65 R15
Life Hatchback 185x65 R15 185x65 R15
85TSI Style Hatchback 195x55 R16 195x55 R16
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Volkswagen Polo 2022 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2022 Volkswagen Polo is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Polo currently offers fuel consumption from 5 to 6.5L/100km. The Volkswagen Polo is available with the following fuel types: PULP and —.

Volkswagen Polo Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,7 SP 5L/100km
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 5.6L/100km
GTI Hatchback 2.0L,—,6 SP 6.5L/100km
Life Hatchback 1.0L,—,5 SP MAN 5.4L/100km
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Volkswagen Polo 2022 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Polo’s towing capacity ranges from 1000kg to 1200kg. 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
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1100kg
70TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,7 SP 1000kg
85TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1.0L,PULP,7 SP 1100kg
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