If this then that.. Ford Fiesta v Volkswagen Polo

Posted on 18th November 2022

The Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo are both big-hitters in the compact car segment. Offering low running costs, surprising levels of space and easy-to-park dimensions, it’s little wonder why both cars are so popular. 

But if you’ve been looking at the Fiesta and fancy something slightly different, why should you be looking at the Volkswagen Polo? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons. 

It’s light and easy to drive

Ease-of-use is what you want from a small car and it’s something that the Polo really delivers. Light steering and peppy engines combine to make a car that feels really simple to pilot. This is a real benefit to those who are usually driving in lots of traffic or within urban areas. 

However, all engines available on the Polo are impressively good at higher speeds, too, so you won’t need to avoid long motorway journeys either. 

All models get plenty of equipment

You might expect cars like the Polo to be pretty stripped-back in terms of equipment, but that isn’t the case with the Polo. In fact, high-end features such as reversing cameras and air conditioning are available on many of the cars currently available through HPL Motors. 

You’ll also find that most cars come with alloy wheels for a more upmarket look, too. 

Running costs will be low

The Polo might feature a number of premium features, but its running costs aren’t high-end. The 1.6-litre diesel version is remarkably frugal, in fact, and can return up to 74.3mpg while CO2 emissions of just 99g/km mean that it’ll be cheap to tax, too. 

Versions with a 1.0-litre petrol engine are also very frugal, plus because they’re positioned in insurance group eight, they won’t be too costly to cover. 

Interior materials are excellent

One thing that stands out with the Polo is the quality of the interior materials. They’re hard-wearing and good-looking, meaning that they’ll be able to stand up to everyday life and still come out looking great. 

It’s an example of how a small, low-cost car can still feel as premium as something costing a whole lot more. 

There’s plenty of choice


It’s good to have options and that’s really the case with the current crop of Polo models currently available on HPL Motors. There’s a variety of colours to choose from alongside a variety of engine options and trims. 

Plus, there’s a really good spread of ages and prices, so there’s something to suit all budgets. Remember, HPL Motors can also offer a variety of finance options to get you behind the wheel of a new car. 

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