Volkswagen Polo 1994 Hatchback

This generation of Volkswagen Polo has been produced from October, 1994 to November, 1999. We can provide information about 11 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.6 litres and power of from 45 to 100 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.9 litres and power of 64 HP.
The car is available with both manual (9 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 8.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.7 to 5.6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback petrol engine version is Volkswagen Polo 1.0 50 Hp, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback diesel - Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.7 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Polo real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Polo modification.

Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 142 to 206 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 157 to 160 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Polo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Polo 1.0 50 Hp which produces an average of 142 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Polo diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI - 157 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.5 seconds has Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Polo 1.0 45 Hp reaching this speed only in 21.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 188 km/h for the 1.4 petrol 4-cylinder 100 hp version (Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V).

Lenght of Volkswagen Polo is 372 cm, it is small car. Volkswagen Polo gross weight is from 1375 to 1450 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 11 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volkswagen Polo trunk space is 245 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 975 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 800 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Polo repair costs are 20 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Polo 1994 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1800 € cost per year and 0.28 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 45%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Polo for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Polo prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Polo received average grade 7.4 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Polo to the friend.

Volkswagen Polo modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volkswagen Polo 1995 1.0 45 Hp Jan 1995 — Oct 1996 1.0 Petrol 45 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1996 1.0 50 Hp Oct 1996 — Nov 1999

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.0 Petrol 50 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1994 1.3 Oct 1994 — Aug 1995 1.3 Petrol 55 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1995 1.4 Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1996 1.4 Automatic Mar 1996 — Nov 1999 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volkswagen Polo 1997 1.4 16V Jan 1997 — Nov 1999

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds

1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1994 1.6 Oct 1994 — Aug 1995 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1995 1.6 Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1996 1.6 Automatic Jan 1996 — Nov 1999 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volkswagen Polo 1995 1.9 D Aug 1995 — Nov 1999 1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Polo 1997 1.9 SDI Jan 1997 — Nov 1999

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 64 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (5)

Volkswagen Polo safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Polo has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Polo is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Polo got one star.

Volkswagen Polo prices

Volkswagen Polo 1994 - 1999 hatchback price in Latvia is from 500 € to 1300 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Polo price is average - Volkswagen Polo is approximately for 6 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1994 - 1999 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Polo 1999 price 500 € 900 € 1300 €
Volkswagen Polo 1998 price 500 € 800 € 1100 €
Volkswagen Polo 1997 price 500 € 800 € 1200 €
Volkswagen Polo 1995 price 500 € 800 € 1200 €
Volkswagen Polo 1994 price 500 € 600 € 800 €

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Volkswagen Polo reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Polo reliability is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2010 defects were detected in an average of only 17.3 percent of Volkswagen Polo of this generation (on average 14 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 24.1%.

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Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Polo with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Metallic paint
38%
Conditioning
24%
Sunroof
23%

Volkswagen Polo 1994 hatchback photo images

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Volkswagen Polo reviews

Total 23 Volkswagen Polo owner reviews

Volkswagen Polo 1998 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2007 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
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   male, age 39
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