Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volkswagen Polo 2014

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Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2017
Volkswagen Polo
2014 - 2017
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while Volkswagen Polo can be equipped only with front wheel drive.
Engines: 1.2 - 2.01.0 - 1.4


Power: 85 - 300 HP75 - 150 HP
Torque: 160 - 380 NM95 - 250 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 - 11.9 seconds7.8 - 14.3 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 3.8 - 7.13.4 - 4.9
Volkswagen Golf petrol engines consumes on average 0.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Polo. On average, Volkswagen Golf equipped with diesel engines consume 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Polo.
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Length: 4.26 m3.97 m
Width: 1.80 m1.68 m
Height: 1.45 m1.45 m
Volkswagen Golf is larger, but slightly lower.
Volkswagen Golf is 29 cm longer than the Volkswagen Polo, 12 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres280 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1270 litres952 litres
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 100 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Polo. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 318 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.3 metres more than that of the Volkswagen Polo.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`815~ 1`634
Volkswagen Golf is better rated in child safety tests.
above average

above average
Average price (€): 86006400
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 6.4/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • higher children safety
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Volkswagen Polo has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • lower price
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