Volkswagen Polo 2022 review - now better than a Golf?

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This is the new Volkswagen Polo!

Well, we say new, but it’s more ‘updated’ than all new. The question is, can the Polo stand out against competitors like the Ford Fiesta, Audi A1 & SEAT Ibiza? Well, it’s time to find out!

Let’s start off with the design. And let’s face it, even if it’s been updated, it’s still instantly recognisable as a Polo. In terms of what’s new compared to the old edition, well at the back you’ll find some new taillights and a redesigned rear bumper, while upfront you’ve got yet another redesigned bumper, along with a daytime running light strip!

The updates don’t end there, though! Once you take a step inside, you’ll find an all-new steering wheel, coupled with a new climate control system (the same as found in the ID.3) and a digital driving display as standing!

When it comes to performance, the range-topper (without upgrading to the Polo GTI) comes equipped with a 1-litre turbo petrol that can deliver 110hp.

So what do you think - does it warrant the £18,000 starting price? And should you really spend that much when there are so many other small hatchbacks available at the moment? You’ll have to stick with Mat for this all-new in-depth review to find out!

00:00 Intro
00:47 Exterior Design
02:19 Interior
04:35 Back Seats
05:20 Boot
06:40 5 Annoying Things
08:10 5 Cool Things
09:48 Engines
10:45 Driving
13:24 Verdict

Mat's ideal VW Polo configuration -

A small car with more back-seat space -

A cheap VW with a bigger boot -

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  1. carwow

    carwow26 أيام قبل

    Which looks best - the Polo, or the Golf? 🤔 VOTE BELOW!

  2. syed salam

    syed salam3 أيام قبل

    Umm golf and polo

  3. A E

    A E17 أيام قبل

    How many times have they face-lifted this same chassis? 😂

  4. Ajith Punnakkal

    Ajith Punnakkal18 أيام قبل


  5. Ajith Punnakkal

    Ajith Punnakkal18 أيام قبل


  6. Ajith Punnakkal

    Ajith Punnakkal18 أيام قبل


  7. De Vaughn Dookwah

    De Vaughn Dookwah25 أيام قبل

    Thanks for reviewing a car that some of us can afford. I would appreciate more reviews of lower range cars such as A, C Class, 1,2,3 series, X1,2,3 BMW, q3, A4 Audi, and similar lower range options in other brands… Hyundai Tucson, Toyota, Kia etc. thanks.

  8. M F

    M F2 أيام قبل


  9. Unknown User

    Unknown User12 أيام قبل

    @Tshenolo Makhuza yeah but they are older videos and new car videos on newer models are taking ages to be released

  10. 臺灣是國家臺灣是國家

    臺灣是國家臺灣是國家14 أيام قبل


  11. Marian Seidl

    Marian Seidl20 أيام قبل

    Wdym you cant afford the Chiron Pur Sport?

  12. tony liao

    tony liao21 أيام قبل

    Next review - Bugatti Chiron 😂

  13. Cappuccino Mafioso

    Cappuccino Mafioso25 أيام قبل

    I have the previous generation model, bought it in 2019 and I really love the car and the brazilian version have 128hp so it's not boring to drive, but nowadays here in Brazil the previous generation costs around R$ 110K, and the minimun wage here is R$ 1100 so I wonder how much more expensive this will cost.

  14. E. Camilo

    E. Camilo18 أيام قبل

    Vai ficar mais barato por que a América do Sul vai ser a única comprando carro a combustão depois de 2030, já que esses não podem mais ser vendidos na Europa após essa data.

  15. KennyM

    KennyM21 أيام قبل

    O problema é o acabamento dos Polos daqui, tem uns materiais e plasticos de qualidade péssima no interior.

  16. 🇼rong🅱utton

    🇼rong🅱utton22 أيام قبل

    Try living in a country with average sallary of 300 eur/ month, and small hatchbacks start as much as 14k euro... New polo is 20k euros, rediculous. Overpriced can.

  17. Mokgadi Nkuna

    Mokgadi Nkuna22 أيام قبل

    In south Africa it's worse

  18. thgsr09

    thgsr0924 أيام قبل

    Well, cars in Brazil, unfortunatelly are not made to fit poor's people garage and it's very sad. If you turn 18k Pounds into Reais you'll probably get a cheaper car in Brazil. Not as good as the British version, but still cheaper.

  19. Michael Dalton

    Michael Dalton25 أيام قبل

    Great to see affordable every day cars being reviewed,

  20. Small Stories

    Small Stories8 أيام قبل

    -Affordable vw group -check engine hold my beer 😅


    ABCDEFGH IJK15 أيام قبل

    @Michael Dalton I doubt that

  22. Michael Dalton

    Michael Dalton15 أيام قبل

    @ABCDEFGH IJK I can afford these cars, not my fault you can't


    ABCDEFGH IJK15 أيام قبل

    @Michael Dalton :)))). Lol, how is your basement? Then again, how many benefits are you on right now?

  24. Michael Dalton

    Michael Dalton15 أيام قبل

    @ABCDEFGH IJK for you obviously

  25. MuitoDaora

    MuitoDaora24 أيام قبل

    The spare wheel is becoming a rarity ☹️

  26. ᴅᴇᴀʀ ᴍʀ. ɪꜱᴀɪᴀʜ ᴅᴇʀɪɴɢᴇʀ;

    ᴅᴇᴀʀ ᴍʀ. ɪꜱᴀɪᴀʜ ᴅᴇʀɪɴɢᴇʀ;23 أيام قبل

    Heard it even for the same car it depends on the market. South and middle America for example pretty much always do.

  27. Chris Hart

    Chris Hart23 أيام قبل

    Not even room in the boot if you do get a full size spare in most cases

  28. StuffFilmedHere

    StuffFilmedHere23 أيام قبل

    The passat and arteon actually still have a full size spare. like full size full size. I couldnt believe it. well done volkswagen

  29. Watch 2

    Watch 224 أيام قبل n

  30. Ishaan Bhardwaj

    Ishaan Bhardwaj26 أيام قبل

    9:15 me every time when Mat says, "Click on the pop-out banner up there"

  31. Bob

    Bob20 أيام قبل

    Yes very odd - Why waste time screaming weirdly about a car not the subject of the review?

  32. Ishaan Bhardwaj

    Ishaan Bhardwaj22 أيام قبل

    @Tony Noble true lol. I guess you are anyways not interested in seeing the pop-out banner

  33. lalos

    lalos23 أيام قبل

    i have add bloker... like 80% of population...

  34. DUDE Amazing

    DUDE Amazing24 أيام قبل

    carwow pls pin this comment

  35. MrRedRye

    MrRedRye24 أيام قبل

    I wrote the same thing. Hiding key information such as comparisons to rivals and the best spec behind the "pop out banner" is ridiculous. The reviews feels formulaic and half-arsed now.

  36. Kamo Setlaba

    Kamo Setlaba26 أيام قبل

    Here in South Africa,vw polo's are on the top 10 most stolen vehicles list and I wonder if the new model will suffer the same fate Looks like a great car for a varsity student

  37. Antonio Francisco

    Antonio Francisco10 أيام قبل


  38. Antonio Francisco

    Antonio Francisco10 أيام قبل

    Lots of other models gets is all about what order wss put in by the buyer.polo is popular and that is why they get stolen and they reliable.i have the 2008 model N93 and still spotless and just took a trip with it From Sa to Namibia for two weeks.done 3800kilos and back and no prob at it for 14 years now since new.

  39. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve18 أيام قبل

    @interceptor1986 Wished we had the variants and options of the Fiesta here in SA that you guys have. Ford SA is much more focused on the big pickup market here.

  40. Samuel Joshua

    Samuel Joshua23 أيام قبل

    I live in SA and my parents have had their polo for 15 years

  41. Broski Medula

    Broski Medula23 أيام قبل

    Any car that's a top seller is a top target for theft. Polo is a top selling compact car in South Africa, which is what makes it such a target for thieves and hijackers.

  42. ashlie higgins

    ashlie higgins26 أيام قبل

    It needs the 1.5TSI EVO, as a mid step between the 110PS and GTI.

  43. ApurtureSci

    ApurtureSci24 أيام قبل

    @Milind Dixit They've been in basically everything from the Seat Ibiza to the Audi A4/A5, even some of the larger VAG SUVs as you mention.

  44. Milind Dixit

    Milind Dixit24 أيام قبل

    Great engine. I believe they even put it in the Tiguan as well. It's so versatile.

  45. Motors By HG

    Motors By HG25 أيام قبل

  46. Zsolt Mudra

    Zsolt Mudra25 أيام قبل

    previous generation still had that. not sure why VW removed it from the available engine choices. it had nice sub 8.5 power to weight ratio... while not being a GTI, it sure must've been nippy enough...

  47. Hans von Gröbel

    Hans von Gröbel25 أيام قبل

    Fabia get those with 7DSG

  48. Kgomotso Mahlangu

    Kgomotso Mahlangu26 أيام قبل

    Matt scared the sh*t out of me the minute he started screaming 😂😂😂😂

  49. Motors By HG

    Motors By HG25 أيام قبل

  50. Farhan

    Farhan25 أيام قبل

    that's so damn annoying

  51. Vojtulee M.

    Vojtulee M.25 أيام قبل

    @Z3t487 sure. Happy holidays

  52. Z3t487

    Z3t48725 أيام قبل

    @Vojtulee M. Glad you had fun out of it, not me, just my opinion.

  53. Newcious

    Newcious25 أيام قبل

  54. deinemutterhatweed

    deinemutterhatweed22 أيام قبل

    Crazy how big the polo has gotten over the years

  55. Chaos2MyMind

    Chaos2MyMind25 أيام قبل

    I’ve got a 2018, 95 bhp turbo , very touchy at low speeds , good cornering but lots of roll , have to Rev the tits off but does over 120 in 4th, 5ths a overrun gear so obviously doesn’t gain much with the long ratios . Used to work for them , decent car but needs a 1.5 engine

  56. Marcelo C Carmello

    Marcelo C Carmello25 أيام قبل

    Matt's scene going crazy about the seat belt snag on back seats is so funny that, which does not happen to Polo, pays off the entire review! Thank you for doing a great job.

  57. rzrgn

    rzrgn22 أيام قبل

    True 😂

  58. picklesrule69

    picklesrule6925 أيام قبل

    Saw the exact same polo at my local vw dealership while I took my mk7 golf in for a service. I couldn't believe the size of it, looks smart! Definitely want to see the gti review

  59. Freddie Scaria

    Freddie Scaria26 أيام قبل

    9:15 Literally gave me a heart attack😂😂

  60. UTribal

    UTribal23 أيام قبل

    Hope you made it to the hospital in time

  61. Laith Kittani

    Laith Kittani16 أيام قبل

    Not many car review channels have a Polo and a Chiron in one week. Great variety and of course Matt is our favourite car reviewer since 1995.

  62. Enda Butler

    Enda Butler25 أيام قبل

    Presumably it's a good car, and it'll no doubt sell by the shovel load, but parked beside a 208 it looks like it's been around for donkeys years. It's miles behind in design but it's everything the intended buyers will want.

  63. Chris Hart

    Chris Hart23 أيام قبل

    I just think the 208 looks the same as the vauxhall corsa with different lights.

  64. Aristotelis Entertainment

    Aristotelis Entertainment25 أيام قبل

    The 1.0 with 95hp has gotten too expensive. It's literally more expensive than the t-cross. And it still uses a 5 speed for whatever reason. Fiat was putting 6 speeds on cheap cars in fking 2002.

  65. Marius Toma

    Marius Toma19 أيام قبل

    @YourAverageJoe It's bought mostly for its design, which is really nice.

  66. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    Because it says VW on the bonnet, people will still buy it 🤦🏼‍♂️

  67. FrenkyCRO

    FrenkyCRO25 أيام قبل

    I'm driving Polo Beats 1.0 DSG, this redesign doesn't make me excited. Still like mine better. Same with current, and last Seat Leon. Previous version was more aggressively looking, and overall more interesting, especially FR

  68. Sergii S

    Sergii S26 أيام قبل

    I'm 184 cm and 105kg. And I'm ok to go on a short trip (~300-400km) behind myself in Polo. But for a longer distance, i would prefer bigger corner on the back seat. It's an amazing small car.

  69. Bobby Grey

    Bobby Grey24 أيام قبل

    I love that this guy does his reviews in pure madness and just wants to get this shit over with as quick as possible 😂

  70. RTeezy

    RTeezy25 أيام قبل

    the polo is a timeless classic, absolutely love this car! 😍

  71. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    @RTeezy how original when you can’t think of anything else to say. Jokes on you, my mothers dead.

  72. RTeezy

    RTeezy23 أيام قبل

    @YourAverageJoe my comment is about the polo, i didnt ask for a review of your mother.

  73. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    It’s a pile of arse! Unreliable and bland to drive!

  74. TDI for Life

    TDI for Life25 أيام قبل

    Absolutely! Also great offroader car

  75. John Ward

    John Ward24 أيام قبل

    Had the GTI since 2019 and just ordered the facelifted version. However, agree with other comments that the R line should have the 1.5 engine. The equivalent Audi A1 has a terrible interior.

  76. Marcus Reed

    Marcus Reed25 أيام قبل

    Unlike the mk8, you get BUTTONS on the steering wheel, not those touch pads: thought Matt might like that. 😂 as someone who has a Mk4 polo I’ll probably be getting one of these next!

  77. Hasif Mk7R ⚙

    Hasif Mk7R ⚙24 أيام قبل

    @Waseem Khan They should've make it optional, like Technology Pack or something

  78. Waseem Khan

    Waseem Khan25 أيام قبل

    The Polo GTI has touch pads on the buttons tho as it has the same steering wheel as the golf 8 gti

  79. MR G - GHX

    MR G - GHX25 أيام قبل

    It doesn't matter how good or nice it is because there's no way these 1.0 small cars from VW are worth over £20,000. Shame! My wife has a 2014 1.4 polo match and we paid just over £10,000 for it new.

  80. MR G - GHX

    MR G - GHX18 أيام قبل

    @Felipe Santos Somavilla they are mostly over priced debt traps. Pay monthly, own nothing, be happy... So early 2014 we bought the polo for just over £10,000 and late 2014 an R line Passat for £22,000. Both cars cost under £35,000. Both were good deals at the time. You would get this high spec polo and not much change now with that same budget. I don't see any value for money in these small cars. They should be priced around £15k max.

  81. MR G - GHX

    MR G - GHX18 أيام قبل

    @Alexandru Lungu It's very true, I should have bought Bitcoin instead. It would be worth 2.5 M now 😐

  82. MR G - GHX

    MR G - GHX18 أيام قبل

    @S Sh it's lost about 20% in 8 years lol. Which has been helped significantly by the over the top price of the new one.

  83. Felipe Santos Somavilla

    Felipe Santos Somavilla21 أيام قبل

    @Alexandru Lungu That is true, but the wages aren't increased so much. New cars are becoming only for wealthy people.

  84. Alexandru Lungu

    Alexandru Lungu21 أيام قبل

    Also keep in mind that 10k in 2014 is not the same as 10k in 2021

  85. Michael

    Michael26 أيام قبل

    Your German impressions always crack me up! 🤣

  86. Tr4nnel

    Tr4nnel26 أيام قبل

    My gf drives the 2020, sort of entry-level, Polo. It is a good car, but gosh is it boring. Also, the seats are very hard, especially the passenger seat! I drove a Peugeot 208 (2019) and while I agree the Polo feels more "sturdy" (heavier, better built maybe), I'd rather drive my 208. It was more comfortable, more fun and less rigid.

  87. ToxicRakyat

    ToxicRakyat23 أيام قبل

    Sounds like your girlfriend drives the same model as me. Admittedly the car has its flaws, but it’s one comfy car for its size. The seats are a dream for long distance driving (which I regularly do) and the standard suspension is really comfortable (unfortunately it means the car suffers from terribly body roll on fast corners). It’s certainly not an exciting car by any means, but it excels at providing comfort. I lowered mine and fit wider tires to combat body roll and make the car more exciting (which was achieved), now the only problem that remains is the lacklustre engine. Although it’s enough power for every day use, it’s dull if you want to push the car as you have to rev the tits out of it to get anywhere. It also suffers from low end grunt, which can be incredibly annoying at times. On the flip side, it provides fantastic economy figures. I think the 1.5L engine would have been perfect selection for this car, but unfortunately we never saw it in the UK.

  88. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    208 any day! Agree with all your points, plus VWs become unreliable and rattle with time in my experience

  89. Motors By HG

    Motors By HG25 أيام قبل

  90. Scunner Darkly

    Scunner Darkly25 أيام قبل

    I wouldn’t disagree with anything there but, while they might seem unforgiving at first, drive a few hundred miles on those “hard” seats and chances are you’ll finish your journey without any back ache. I can’t say the same for some initially comfier seats I’ve experienced.

  91. TDI for Life

    TDI for Life25 أيام قبل

    You sound grown up!

  92. Nathan L

    Nathan L25 أيام قبل

    Would love the spacious back seats and the driving comfort in my little orange Clio but overall I think Renault have it with the interior design, quality and character.

  93. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    I don’t like French cars that much, but I’d defo have a Clio or 208 over this

  94. MR G - GHX

    MR G - GHX25 أيام قبل

    And price

  95. Car Fan

    Car Fan7 أيام قبل

    I still think the 1.2tsi 110 bhp engine in the Mk5 polo was a lot better and smoother than these new 3 cylinder engines it’s a shame they stopped making them really plus you got a 6 speed in the manual aswell

  96. Eponymous

    Eponymous26 أيام قبل

    "When you rev it (the engine) goes brrrrrr like it's basically misfiring." Give it time Matt, VW's love a good ping under load

  97. Bob

    Bob18 أيام قبل

    It’s just the offbeat 3 cylinder sound have the 110 ps in T-Cross and it’s a belter. I’ve had a few engines misfire and imo Mat, it doesn’t sound like “brrrrrrr” that the little 3 cyls make!

  98. steve guest

    steve guest21 أيام قبل

    My daughter has a polo 2020 reg it's underpowered especially on hills and too much up and down gears it's the 96hp turbo with manual, other than that it's a very nice car overall just needs the 110hp engine and 6 speed manual or auto our t-cross is much easier to drive but that does have the 110hp DSG.

  99. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    Sounds familiar… my mum had a golf 7.5, and it had a misfire issue at just 20k and 18 months. Fuel injectors and ECU needed fixing in the end. Took them 4 dealer visits. VWs ARE SO BAD!! And full of rattles.

  100. Motors By HG

    Motors By HG25 أيام قبل

  101. ast5515

    ast551525 أيام قبل

    And their 2.0 TDI sounds like a chainsaw. Yeah, if you want a proper VW group engine, buy one from the Dieselgate era. Or the 1.9 TDI with the mechanical injection pump.

  102. Solo Glitcher

    Solo Glitcher25 أيام قبل

    Even I prefer manual nobs, but I would still go for the auto climate control, just to feel like I’m getting my money’s worth…

  103. Adrian Dworak

    Adrian Dworak25 أيام قبل

    Design wise outside a downgrade, both golf and polo :(

  104. Łukasz Rejman

    Łukasz Rejman21 أيام قبل

    7:03 - it depends on the engine - for 110hp and more you get disc breaks there. 😉

  105. Brian S

    Brian S26 أيام قبل

    Don't give them ideas Mat... Soon we'll see family cars sold with seats as an optional extra

  106. FalconGamer58

    FalconGamer5825 أيام قبل

    Epic weight reduction

  107. Troy Odell

    Troy Odell25 أيام قبل

    It looks a lot like the MK7 golf from the front imo, not a bad looking polo

  108. Faustina Adu

    Faustina Adu26 أيام قبل

    9:14 Mat was on a MADNESS

  109. Hasif Mk7R ⚙

    Hasif Mk7R ⚙24 أيام قبل

    Oh my that's total madness

  110. MrFatknacker

    MrFatknacker25 أيام قبل

    Worth it just for watching Matt go mad at rear seatbelts that hook behind folded seats 😀 Solid tidy up job on the current car by VW, but you sense they’re starting to lose interest in their internal combustion car range.

  111. Motors By HG

    Motors By HG25 أيام قبل

  112. Magnus Tan

    Magnus Tan25 أيام قبل

    That’s why the new Golf GTI leaves some a touch cold, they only make ICEs now because some customers and the market can’t go full EV yet. If they made an “ID3 GTI”, that’ll blow the Golf GTI away, I’m sure.

  113. Barry John Millsip

    Barry John Millsip25 أيام قبل

    No it was not it was annoying

  114. BELGIUM Relaxing Music

    BELGIUM Relaxing Music25 أيام قبل

  115. Horizon301

    Horizon30125 أيام قبل

    It’s all of their cars, they are running the company into the ground

  116. Robert Agnarp

    Robert Agnarp3 أيام قبل

    I guess all car owners who care alot about the car, can agree on Mats reaction on the dedicated seatbelt runner 😂

  117. Darren Morgan

    Darren Morgan26 أيام قبل

    Many ,many thanks Matt for this years programs. Great content, very informative. Happy Christmas to you, Mrs Matt and baby. Hope to see next year.

  118. panzerveps

    panzerveps19 أيام قبل

    The reason why it has drum brakes is because of the tiny engine. If you buy it with a bigger engine, it will of course have discs in all four corners.

  119. Yacine ALG

    Yacine ALG25 أيام قبل

    Honestly, now i think our 2016 polo 1.6 mpi isn't bad at all when i see the new models of polos

  120. Ciumpalacul

    Ciumpalacul9 أيام قبل

    i have an 2005 1.2 Polo and materials used for interior are pretty nice. I have an BMW 320 too 😎🥳 My Polo have 250k km and still working perfectly 👍 Good car for the city

  121. D Bassi

    D Bassi25 أيام قبل

    Great seeing new car videos by car wow. Just a shame we can't currently buy new cars 🤣

  122. D Bassi

    D Bassi23 أيام قبل

    @BOGEYE and the rest I've got a Tiguan R on order, ordered july/August expected delivery was October, then eod December and now its expected June 2022 with no build date 🙈😱

  123. BOGEYE

    BOGEYE23 أيام قبل

    7month wait for orders on this car in the uk

  124. Karan_ShaH

    Karan_ShaH25 أيام قبل

    In India we can only dream about new Polo 😭😭

  125. Siddharth Ranjan

    Siddharth Ranjan18 أيام قبل

    @YourAverageJoe It is though according to the Indian standards. Edit: Watched the full video. Agreed with you.

  126. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    Stop dreaming - it’s not a great car.

  127. Mattlpr

    Mattlpr25 أيام قبل

    i personally didnt like the new tailights, i prefer the old ones, looks more simple and more like a polo and not a golf

  128. William

    William17 أيام قبل

    This car is literally the same as the previous model except for front styling upgrades and digital infotainment in every trim I have a 19 plate VW polo r line with the same perks (if not more: park assist) as this new generation. Save yourself money and buy the previous model used with a good spec.

  129. Habibiund Tina

    Habibiund Tina25 أيام قبل

    Its so big for a Polo . I think my Golf 4 looks tiny in front of this Polo 😂

  130. Edd95GTI

    Edd95GTI25 أيام قبل

    The mk 5 gf is very similar in size to my 18 polo

  131. M C

    M C25 أيام قبل

    I had two Mk4 Golfs and they're a great size. You're pretty close comparing the new polo to the Mk4 golf in terms of size; they're the same height, the Polo is 16 mm wider, and the Mk4 Golf 74mm longer.

  132. Habibiund Tina

    Habibiund Tina25 أيام قبل

    @2sweet2handle nope i‘m from 🇩🇪germany

  133. 2sweet2handle

    2sweet2handle25 أيام قبل

    are u in uk?

  134. Matt Samuels

    Matt Samuels26 أيام قبل

    Can’t wait for the new Polo GTI review CARWOW! Best small hothatch in my opinion and such good tuning potential! 👑

  135. Zeight

    Zeight25 أيام قبل

    @Matt Samuels It's based on a crappy MQB platform, the engine uses Miller cycle which means that on intake stroke its only drawing 1.5L of air even though it's a 2L engine. Interior is not really better, it's mostly crappy cheap plastic in both cars except the dashboard. Polo is a boring car to drive even in GTI form. ESP can't even be turned off.

  136. Matt Samuels

    Matt Samuels25 أيام قبل

    @Zeight please explain how?

  137. Zeight

    Zeight25 أيام قبل

    @Matt Samuels Nice joke

  138. Purwanti Allan

    Purwanti Allan26 أيام قبل

    @Matt Samuels hi Matt.

  139. Matt Samuels

    Matt Samuels26 أيام قبل

    @MoneyClique Music how’s that? The polo will have more power, more torque, better chassis, better interior. Admittedly the i20N will probably sound better 🙂

  140. Astitva Kumar

    Astitva Kumar25 أيام قبل

    Lovely video. Please do a bit more of these affordable cars too instead of 500 drag races every week.

  141. AisuruMirai

    AisuruMirai25 أيام قبل

    *in addition to

  142. gareth quirk

    gareth quirk25 أيام قبل

    love how mat's so sarcastic 😂 "Oh no the rear windows don't go all the way down, that has thwarted my plans for added comfort." 😂😂😭😭

  143. kadajawi

    kadajawi21 أيام قبل

    Let me get this straight: VW introduces a touch only interface, gets torn down because of it. Every single reviewer hates it, especially the climate control. Car sales drop. Few years later, they refresh the Polo. And remove the knobs and buttons for climate control with a touch interface. WHY?! And even worse: In the Golf it's placed in a way that the controls are still sort of near the windscreen, so while the driver needs to look away from the street (BAD), it's just a small distance and he might still see the road in the corner of his eyes. In the Polo, the controls are WAY DOWN in the car. Great for an interface that does not need the driver to look, outright DANGEROUS for an interface that requires the drivers eyes. Imagine the wind screen fogging up, and having to look far away from the road for 10 seconds while you search for the right area to press in order to activate the defogger. I hope they sue VW to oblivion for this. Actually, EuroNCAP should punish this sort of behavior. Can't use essential controls without looking? Take away one star, and implement a maximum of 2 stars, regardless of how safe the car is otherwise.

  144. The Alternative Driving Channel

    The Alternative Driving Channel24 أيام قبل

    top quality video! thank you Matt and Carwow team. Happy holidays!

  145. Bogdan Bronescu

    Bogdan Bronescu25 أيام قبل

    Nice little car..not my type, but I tested several generations and i like it..At this price point,there are a few great options on S.H market, but hey, i like it👍

  146. Plazus

    Plazus26 أيام قبل

    Much prefer the old design, had one myself!

  147. Reece Collison

    Reece Collison25 أيام قبل

    I have the 2016 model in Mayan Blue, I absolutely love it to bits, such a brilliant car. And I agree the Mk6 is better than this model

  148. Yus Ri

    Yus Ri26 أيام قبل

    The new polo look simple yet sophisticated.

  149. Mohammed Wasiuddin

    Mohammed Wasiuddin25 أيام قبل

    It's really pathetic and frustrating 😒 that vw never launches its upgraded polo in india. The lame excuse given is 10 yr old classic design doesn't need any kind of upgrade. Vw cn u check wats going on in India . Pls launch vw polo new upgraded version and also vw golf .

  150. cota tj

    cota tj25 أيام قبل

    En México se sigue vendiendo el mismo polo de hace 10 años 😭 nunca llegó la generación anterior a la vigente

  151. Eathan Nagha

    Eathan Nagha13 أيام قبل

    Even though this isn't a performance car, it would be cool to see the 0-60 time vs what is claimed

  152. The Carpet man

    The Carpet man26 أيام قبل

    I have the 2019 version and getting this one next month…never had a moments trouble with it…great all rounder…it’s a no brainier if your just bringing yourself around the place.

  153. The Carpet man

    The Carpet man26 أيام قبل

    @Markus Edelmann I actually prefer mine as well…I have it in deep pearl black with the 16” Merano wheels and I love it…but I’m on the PCP deal so I get a new car every 3 years so I got the 22 polo style in deep black pearl with all the gadgets…only cost me an extra €16 per month so it was a no brainier really.

  154. Markus Edelmann

    Markus Edelmann26 أيام قبل

    have the 2019 too... wouldn't change it if you paid me... the new styling bits are all worse and the climate control would drive me nuts

  155. Purwanti Allan

    Purwanti Allan26 أيام قبل

    Hi Carpet Man.

  156. Fabian R

    Fabian R22 أيام قبل

    I have the 2019 GTI. Love it but BEWARE of that crappy 6-spd DSG on the GTI…it drives me nuts and ruins the whole car. Stupid shifting points (stays in 2nd too long, shifts into 4th/5th too early … hates the 3rd even though it’s the best), horrible maneuvering when cold (try getting out of a tight parking spot after a cold night…use the handbrake as if it was a manual!) and sometimes rough gear changes. Too bad, not getting another one.

  157. Daniel

    Daniel25 أيام قبل

    The 1liter turbo with 95hp is a whole load of fun, honestly

  158. Daniel

    Daniel23 أيام قبل

    @Hasif Mk7R ⚙ You seem like a modding person, Friedrich Motorsports makes a sport muffler for it just for your info. Something which shoudln't be very loud but should give some character. I recommend always to do a testdrive of whatever you're looking for.

  159. Daniel

    Daniel23 أيام قبل

    @Hasif Mk7R ⚙ I can only speak for the 95hp one, if you know that it's not a fast car and can adapt yourself into how a car is. Its a bunch of fun. The gearing is abit unusually long, 30kmh in 2nd and 50 in 3rd kinda story. But it's got the small enigne pep to do the work for city driving. I honestly like it more than the manual on the previous c200d.

  160. Hasif Mk7R ⚙

    Hasif Mk7R ⚙24 أيام قبل

    I'm also thinking to buy this thing. Do you recommend the 1.0 MPI with 80hp?

  161. Daniel

    Daniel25 أيام قبل

    I honestly also like how the engine feels and sounds, could be slightly louder tbh. It could also be lowered. And if you don't take the base pastell grey, you're off with a solid ass car. Also get the full Infortainment system, android auto is a must nowadays.

  162. Phosphein GT40

    Phosphein GT4026 أيام قبل

    I liked the old design more than this

  163. Yacine ALG

    Yacine ALG25 أيام قبل


  164. Alex Cmb

    Alex Cmb25 أيام قبل

    Pre-facelift is better looking I think too

  165. TDI for Life

    TDI for Life25 أيام قبل

    Yup AGREED

  166. Kane

    Kane25 أيام قبل

    Do you mean pre 2018?

  167. Jubair Ahmed

    Jubair Ahmed26 أيام قبل

    Would love another review on the mk7.5 golf gtd!!

  168. Purwanti Allan

    Purwanti Allan26 أيام قبل

    But Golf i think can be rivaled with HKS DRAG 180SX.

  169. Angus Aylward

    Angus Aylward22 أيام قبل

    Great review as ever, why did VW stop the Polo SEL with the 113 ps 1.0 turbo, 6 speed manual and disc brakes all round? Also had knobby climate control!

  170. THENDO

    THENDO26 أيام قبل

    I'm certain that SA is the highest consumer of VW cars especially the Polo and Golf

  171. Yacine ALG

    Yacine ALG25 أيام قبل

    Same in algeria

  172. Daniel Woodland

    Daniel Woodland25 أيام قبل

    I have a polo blue GT 2016 cost me just over 20k with my extras absolutely love it still to this day and cheap to run and tax

  173. Denis Baraniak

    Denis Baraniak26 أيام قبل

    Make comparison of Polo, Fabia and i20 :) Spot-on comparison.

  174. Anthony Roux

    Anthony Roux25 أيام قبل

    About time! Been waiting forever for this review

  175. Josh Bacon

    Josh Bacon26 أيام قبل

    7:32 - If EA started making cars…

  176. Silviu Ciopec

    Silviu Ciopec25 أيام قبل


  177. AGNÉZ

    AGNÉZ26 أيام قبل

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  178. Balázs Hajós

    Balázs Hajós25 أيام قبل

    Has anyone else noticed @11:00 how the DRL does not continue all the way in the front? The middle part is shut down despite Mat saying that at the start that it shines in the full width of the car?

  179. Tumisho Mashabela

    Tumisho Mashabela24 أيام قبل

    I swear Matt's German accent is my favorite thing about carwow

  180. S G

    S G26 أيام قبل

    It's so big it might as well be a golf

  181. TDI for Life

    TDI for Life25 أيام قبل

    @Birmingham racing Honestly. I dont want to say anything about that. The Golf looks nicer than the new Civic.

  182. Craig Glass

    Craig Glass25 أيام قبل

    @Birmingham racing I find ordinary models are ugly but the GTI and R aren't to bad.

  183. Birmingham racing

    Birmingham racing25 أيام قبل

    Except the new golf is seriously ugly

  184. Craig Glass

    Craig Glass26 أيام قبل

    These Polo's are now bigger than a mk4 Golf

  185. Craig

    Craig26 أيام قبل

    I agree. It's how big a hatchback should be. The Golf is too big and expensive for what it is.

  186. Sandro Costa

    Sandro Costa25 أيام قبل

    “And that’s all you need to know” I see what you did there, Matt 😂😂

  187. Brian Thibault

    Brian Thibault25 أيام قبل

    In all of the driving videos, where it shows the front of the vehicle, it doesn’t appear to have the daytime driving light across the front, only under the light fixtures… what happened to the full length light you mentioned in your review?

  188. Shaun S

    Shaun S25 أيام قبل

    Yeah. I was wondering the same thing

  189. Kiwi

    Kiwi23 أيام قبل

    You know Matt's made it when he says Levi's are affordable 😂

  190. Drive4fun

    Drive4fun25 أيام قبل

    Good car as they are all vw’s when new but if I am about to spend £20k+ on a small petrol car in 2022 it will be a Toyota Yaris hybrid. 🎄🚗👍

  191. Chris Hart

    Chris Hart23 أيام قبل

    £21,270 I would also have a yaris hybrid. Is that a proper hybrid not a mild hybrid. Seems to cheap?

  192. Connor Bliss

    Connor Bliss25 أيام قبل

    Gotta 2019 polo r line, loved it ever since owning, nippy good on fuel actually considering getting the GTi model when available can anyone who's owned one vouch for it? Will I enjoy it more than my car or will I just be forever annoyed at the increased fuel consumption?

  193. Umar

    Umar25 أيام قبل

    @Connor Bliss I've had mine for quite a while and I'm still impressed by how quick it is - go test drive one, you won't be disappointed 👍 Also, watch Jeremy Clarkson reviewing the Polo GTI too. He deems the car very very competent, and it gives average drivers confidence because you can use all the power without worrying too much as the car goes predictably exactly where you want it to.

  194. Connor Bliss

    Connor Bliss25 أيام قبل

    I don't really check the MPG as I should do haha but whenever I check it's around the 40 area even for city driving but I do like acceleration from it so I'm not as efficient at times which makes it sound like I want the upper model really, I don't mind spending a bit more on costs for a GTI, I just wanted to see if it's big difference because the fun would soon run out if it was burning my money lol thankyou for the reply I am now that more convinced of buying ☺️

  195. Umar

    Umar25 أيام قبل

    I own 2018 GTI, motorway mpg 40ish (fast lane) and 48 cruising in eco. City is 20-33mpg. It's a whole lot faster, competent, capable, fun and I don't think you get much different mpg but I'm interested to hear what you average? city is 280 miles on a full tank for me, motorway around 450-480.


    JGR GAMING26 أيام قبل

    Finally! The Polo, what i've been waiting for!

  197. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    You’d be better off buying a fiesta mate


    JGR GAMING25 أيام قبل

    @MrBreakingBud Look at your live, look at your channel

  199. MrBreakingBud

    MrBreakingBud25 أيام قبل

    Waiting a Polo ? What a sad life


    JGR GAMING25 أيام قبل

    @CHEVYbarracuda1 Okay...

  201. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon25 أيام قبل

    @CHEVYbarracuda1 and 🤷‍♂️


    PRAJWAL D'SOUZA25 أيام قبل

    In india we are still getting the 5th gen Polo , come on VW bring on the new one!!!!

  203. IGNJack

    IGNJack25 أيام قبل

    Loved the video, but Mat please.. dont make us click over and over on the stupid pop up banners so we can see the rivals' benefits over the current car, just name the other cars without having us to click anywhere

  204. stuart cochrane

    stuart cochrane23 أيام قبل

    imagine a new car coming out with drums in the rear! It's nearly 2022 I drove a Kia pican'tgo that had disks in the was still awful though

  205. William

    William17 أيام قبل

    VW polo is a very solid car. So roomy for its class as well as sensible (compared to a fiesta).

  206. Alex Cmb

    Alex Cmb25 أيام قبل

    Bought a 2018 carat exclusive Polo for 17k with 22k km on it and it is a beauty imo. Love the older design better than the 2022 version. Quite rigid tho but not uncomfortable! Dsg box is a learning curve aswell. Love heated seats very much.

  207. Ivan Sočo

    Ivan Sočo22 أيام قبل

    9:15 my reaction when I look at the 2022 "affordable" prices

  208. Evergrande Best real Estate

    Evergrande Best real Estate9 أيام قبل

    VW has not released a new polo in INDIA for more than 10 years. We love the Polo and we want the New Polo in India

  209. antreas p

    antreas p25 أيام قبل

    Most beautiful polo is the 6R/6C 5th gen It'a keep getting weirder and weirder since then

  210. Ac3ClawX

    Ac3ClawX14 أيام قبل

    Damn that Polo is actually looking quite nice now.

  211. Alexander Dunning

    Alexander Dunning26 أيام قبل

    A Golf will take 4 adults and luggage from London to the Alps in total comfort. A Polo will take 2 adults and their luggage from London to Dorset in moderate comfort. The boot will carry half a family shop. The extra space in the Golf class makes a huge amount of difference. These tiny cars are not a replacement for a proper 4-adulter.

  212. Baron Von Jo

    Baron Von Jo25 أيام قبل

    For real. Watching Matt sit back there makes me question why anyone with passengers would buy this. You could get a slightly used car with better build quality and more space. I really dont see the point of this.

  213. gbr528 2h

    gbr528 2h26 أيام قبل

    Golf has maybe 20 liters bigger boot, yes it has more spacious cabin, but it still is a small car to carry 4 people and luggage for a week trip. Passat is made fot that.

  214. Daud Nobel

    Daud Nobel26 أيام قبل

    @Brulaap Gaapmeester nobody hopes for that hahahaha

  215. Brulaap Gaapmeester

    Brulaap Gaapmeester26 أيام قبل

    I wouldn't want to be in the back of a Golf from London to the Alps.

  216. ToxicRakyat

    ToxicRakyat26 أيام قبل

    To be fair, I’ve driven cross country with multiple people in the car in my Polo (pre-facelift, but the same size) and it’s comfortable. It’s surprising how comfortable and spacious the Polo is. I’d argue it’s more comfortable as a passenger in the newer Polo’s than it is in the previous gen A3 (S-Line).

  217. andrew mitchell

    andrew mitchell24 أيام قبل

    My mother is on her 2nd polo, first one new in 2014, and the second in 2018. She's old, and is increasingly reliant on things like grab handles above the doors to shift into position. The 2014 model had these, but the 2018 and now this new facelift do not appear to have them either ...... small details, but I'm surprised that VW have excluded these nowadays ..... along with the nice soft close VW boot badge that my sone has on his golf Mk5! Honda Jazz next time around.

  218. Ralf Rudi

    Ralf Rudiأيام قبل

    I guess their sales data shows that old people almost exclusively buy SUVs these days. So no point in putting "old people features" into a non SUV. But it got young people features now like 3 Isofix equipped seats so they can make lots of babys 🤣🤣

  219. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    @Paul but at least Hondas cars won’t rattle and break downc

  220. Paul

    Paul24 أيام قبل

    Check the crash test results for a honda jazz. Volkswagen engineers a lot more safety in their cars.

  221. P Duhovic

    P Duhovic25 أيام قبل

    Mat likes to have his bo'ohw'o'wo'er in the car at all times

  222. Peter R

    Peter R25 أيام قبل

    Great review as always. Happy Christmas 🎄 to ya'all at Carwow 🙂

  223. BigSmoke146

    BigSmoke14626 أيام قبل

    You do have a button on the steering wheel for activating the voice control. It is in the top left corner of the right bank of buttons.

  224. Bob

    Bob20 أيام قبل

    Correct He often gets things wrong if it needs a quick look at the manual or doesn’t hit you in the face…..

  225. rubrp05

    rubrp0517 أيام قبل

    volkswagen still sells the 2014 polo in india.This review is heartbreaking for us indians.

  226. Paul Brown

    Paul Brown25 أيام قبل

    Just ordered the new GTI version of this, swapping it for the current one which we absolutely love

  227. Umar

    Umar25 أيام قبل

    @2sweet2handle mainly city to be honest

  228. 2sweet2handle

    2sweet2handle25 أيام قبل

    @Umar dam lol motorway miles??

  229. Umar

    Umar25 أيام قبل

    @2sweet2handle better save those pennies, I spend about £40 a week on fuel 😅

  230. 2sweet2handle

    2sweet2handle25 أيام قبل

    @Umar Perfect! every penny counts haha

  231. Umar

    Umar25 أيام قبل

    @2sweet2handle 😂😂😂😂 in that case, you'd have enough fuel for 25m in the GTI.

  232. 3mariusx

    3mariusx25 أيام قبل

    Come on mat!!! Only short list ? 🤦🏻‍♂️ it is one of the most beautiful polo ever made ! 🙄

  233. Jordan Seay

    Jordan Seay24 أيام قبل

    Have to say, the purple is pretty great!

  234. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader25 أيام قبل

    Feels like Matt gets crazier as time goes by.... 😂😅

  235. stonedasf

    stonedasf18 أيام قبل

    if i turn the wheel will it react faster then the forever takin golf and will it turn indeed? if so it is better.

  236. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne26 أيام قبل

    I've always been a polo fan. I've owned quite a few over the years. Gonna be honest this new polo is not worth it. Even the 1994 polo playa has a better engine. Imagine going out with the family, then having to drive up a steep road. You would be putting immense strain on the engine. So not a good purchase at all.

  237. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe22 أيام قبل

    @Horizon301 fair enough - the one thing vw can do is fuel economy. But reliability matters a lot for me as I want an affordable car which won’t let me down

  238. Horizon301

    Horizon30122 أيام قبل

    @YourAverageJoe I wasn’t referring to reliability as it’s not a concern for me, but the engineering in general for performance and economy is pretty solid.

  239. YourAverageJoe

    YourAverageJoe23 أيام قبل

    @Horizon301 VW engines are good until they have a cylinder misfire and injector issues!

  240. Luka Čadež

    Luka Čadež25 أيام قبل

    @MNHD that definitely is but it's lame

  241. Horizon301

    Horizon30125 أيام قبل

    @Alex Cmb when the next polo comes out, it will be ruined. Besides, the polo was cheap anyway so it is harder for them to make cost cuts there. Other models have seen it very badly, and audi more so hence Matt always talks about it, we have had many and you can see how poor it’s gotten, the new A3 is full of cheap plastics and they now use the cheaper VW carpets along with moulded cup holders and doorbins. Not a fan at all.

  242. Martin Havel

    Martin Havel25 أيام قبل

    Hey Mat, another great review, however the redirects are still terrible. Unlike in the range test of the EVs where were almost none, it is once again sad and cheap.

  243. GLITCH boi

    GLITCH boi16 أيام قبل

    VW launched the 2009 polo in India back in 2010 they are still selling the same model hopefully they will launch this new one over here