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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Although it's not the market leader, the Polo still gets a four star Euro NCAP crash test rating and dual front airbags along with ABS are standard, while sidebags are optional.

Polo buyers benefit from the fact that the model has grown over the years. It's a roomy car with a decent-sized boot for this class but there are no special folding seats so it lacks the flexibility that you get with the Honda Jazz or Toyota Yaris. That said they do fold for increased load area and there are numerous cubby holes and a large glovebox.

There is also under-seat storage on SE models and above.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (02-09).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

BlueMotion 1 equipment

BlueMotion 1 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
BlueMotion 1 optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

BlueMotion 2 equipment

BlueMotion 2 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
BlueMotion 2 optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

E equipment

E standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Steel wheels
E optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
GT optional equipment
None available

Match equipment

Match standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags
Match optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Side airbags
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Steel wheels

Twist equipment

Twist standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
Twist optional equipment
  • Steel wheels