Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

A four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating is on par with most other small cars on sale, although newer models with the full five star rating aren’t unheard of. Fitted as standard are dual front airbags, ABS, all-round three-point seatbelts and Isofix child seat anchor points. Side airbags and an electronic stability programme can be specified as an option.

Security-wise every Fox has an immobiliser, while the Urban Fox gains remote central locking. A dealer-fit alarm is optional.

The rear seats split, tumble and fold for a flat load area which means the Fox is surprisingly useful for moving larger objects, helped by a high roof. They slide, too, to increase standard luggage space when needed while Urban Fox models have seats that slide forward to allow easier access to the rear than the standard models. The tall shape and wide-opening tailgate means that it copes better with larger, more awkward loads, than other city cars might.

It’s possible to carry one cubic metre of cargo in the boot. Other interior touches include rear cupholders, a reasonably-sized glovebox and a cubby area by the gearstick.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Fox (06-12).

  • ABS
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Urban equipment

Urban standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
Urban optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Fox (06-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.