Volkswagen Polo 1996 vs Ford Escort 1995

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Volkswagen Polo
1996 - 1999
Ford Escort
1995 - 1998
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Engines: 1.4 - 1.91.4 - 1.8


Power: 60 - 100 HP60 - 105 HP
Torque: 116 - 202 NM109 - 178 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.9 - 16.9 seconds10.9 - 17.7 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.9 - 9.05.9 - 8.9
Volkswagen Polo petrol engines consumes on average 0.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than Ford Escort. On average, Volkswagen Polo equipped with diesel engines consume 1.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Ford Escort.
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Length: 4.14 m4.29 m
Width: 1.64 m1.68 m
Height: 1.41 m1.35 m
Volkswagen Polo is smaller, but higher.
Volkswagen Polo is 15 cm shorter than the Ford Escort, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Polo is 6 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 455 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
762 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Polo is 0.9 metres more than that of the Ford Escort, which means Volkswagen Polo can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`501~ 1`050
Safety: no data
above average

Average price (€): 600800
Rating in user reviews: 7.2/10 8.5/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Polo has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Ford Escort has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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