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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Scored a better than average three stars out of a possible four in the Euro NCAP ratings. Driver airbags are standard across the majority of the range except for the 1.0L hatches. ABS is always optional, along with passenger airbags. Minimal protection from the VW factory. Just an engine immobiliser, although the Tracker system is a dealer supplied option.

There are big door bins and a centre console, but you have to give up the passenger glovebox if an airbag is fitted. Decent size to the load area.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00).

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
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

CL equipment

CL standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
CL optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

GL equipment

GL standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
GL optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Harlequin equipment

Harlequin standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Harlequin optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

L equipment

L standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
L optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Match equipment

Match standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Manual sunroof
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Match optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Sports seats

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment