Volkswagen Golf 2008 vs Volkswagen Polo 2009

Volkswagen Golf
2008 - 2012
Volkswagen Polo
2009 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.6 Diesel


Power: 110 HP75 HP
Torque: 250 NM195 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds14 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 35 HP more power than Volkswagen Polo, whereas torque is 55 NM more than Volkswagen Polo. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.94.2
Real fuel consumption: 5.3 l/100km4.7 l/100km
The Volkswagen Polo is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Polo, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 105 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Polo.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1120 km in combined cycle1070 km in combined cycle
1370 km on highway1250 km on highway
1030 km with real consumption950 km with real consumption


Length: 4.20 m3.97 m
Width: 1.79 m1.68 m
Height: 1.48 m1.49 m
Volkswagen Golf is larger, but slightly lower.
Volkswagen Golf is 23 cm longer than the Volkswagen Polo, 11 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres280 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data952 litres
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 70 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Polo.
Turning diameter: 11 metersno data
Gross weight (kg): 1`8701`650
above average

Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Polo has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 44004400
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
Volkswagen Polo has
  • lower fuel consumption
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