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2018 Volkswagen Polo
EXPERT RATING
8.0
/ 10
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2018 Volkswagen Polo Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$20,880*

The Volkswagen Polo 2018 prices range from $16,499 for the basic trim level Hatchback Polo 70TSI Trendline to $37,990 for the top of the range Hatchback Polo GTI.

The Volkswagen Polo 2018 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 1.0L 7 SP Auto Direct Shift to the Hatchback 2.0L 6 SP Auto Direct Shift.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Polo 2018, Andrew Chesterton gave it a rating of 8 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Volkswagen Polo Models SPECS PRICE
66 TSI Trendline 1.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol5 speed manual $12,980 – 17,270
70 TSI Trendline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $12,800 – 18,590
70 TSI Trendline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol5 speed manual $11,200 – 16,390
70TSI Trendline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $12,400 – 17,930
70TSI Trendline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol5 speed manual $10,700 – 15,730
85 TSI Comfortline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $14,100 – 19,910
85 TSI Comfortline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $12,200 – 17,710
85TSI Comfortline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $14,300 – 20,130
85TSI Comfortline 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $12,300 – 17,820
Beats 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $15,400 – 21,780
Beats 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $13,500 – 19,580
GTI 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $23,400 – 31,790
Launch Edition 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $14,200 – 20,020
Launch Edition 1.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $13,000 – 18,810
Urban (66Tsi) 1.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $10,700 – 15,730
Urban (66Tsi) 1.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol5 speed manual $9,100 – 13,750
Urban + (81Tsi) 1.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $11,800 – 17,270
Urban + (81Tsi) 1.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $10,100 – 15,290

Volkswagen Polo 2018 FAQs

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

  • 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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  • 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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