Renault Clio 2001 vs Volkswagen Polo 1999

Renault Clio
2001 - 2003
Volkswagen Polo
1999 - 2001
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.1 Petrol1.0 Petrol


Power: 75 HP50 HP
Torque: 105 NM86 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds18.4 seconds
Renault Clio is more dynamic to drive.
Renault Clio engine produces 25 HP more power than Volkswagen Polo, whereas torque is 19 NM more than Volkswagen Polo. Thanks to more power Renault Clio reaches 100 km/h speed 5.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.95.7
Real fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100km6.4 l/100km
By specification Renault Clio consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Polo, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Renault Clio could require 30 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 840 km in combined cycle780 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway950 km on highway
780 km with real consumption700 km with real consumption
Renault Clio gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 3.81 m3.74 m
Width: 1.64 m1.63 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. Renault Clio is 7 cm longer than the Volkswagen Polo, 1 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 510 litres245 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data975 litres
Renault Clio has more luggage capacity.
Renault Clio has 265 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Polo.
Turning diameter: 10.3 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Renault Clio is 0.1 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Polo.
Gross weight (kg): 1`5001`375
Safety: no data

above average
Volkswagen Polo has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Renault Clio has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Volkswagen Polo, so Volkswagen Polo quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 10001000
Pros and Cons: Renault Clio has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
Volkswagen Polo has
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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