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Drivers looking for a classy supermini look no further. The Volkswagen Polo seems to have it all: good looks, a high quality interior, plenty of space and sensible pricing. If it falls down in one area it's the driving experience, which
just isn't as much fun as with some of its supermini rivals. Economy in all versions is good, but for maximum fuel efficiency the BlueMotion is a highlight - it manages 80.7 miles on just one gallon of diesel. With its shrunken Golf looks and plentiful space you might want to try the Polo before opting for the Golf -- unless you regularly carry four passengers, there really is very little to choose between them.
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Volkswagen Polo GTI hatchback review - CarBuyer
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Climb inside the Volkswagen Polo GTI and you could easily mistake it for a
Golf GTI, such is the upmarket feel of the cabin. Build quality is
exceptionally high for a supermini and the cockpit is loaded with
technology. Mounted on the back of the steering wheel, twin paddles operate
the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and VW's clever traction control system
sorts out the handling in sharp corners. The Polo GTI is a very desirable
supermini but shares it's running gear with the cheaper Skoda Fabia vRS and
SEAT Ibiza CUPRA, both offering similar specifications for less money.
Under the bonnet the Polo GTI has a 1.4 TSI litre petrol engine which is
both supercharged and turbocharged
helping to provide impressive pace across the rev range without harming
fuel consumption. Producing 178bhp, it catapults the Polo GTI from 0-62mph
in a brisk 6.9 seconds.
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Volkswagen Beetle hatchback review - CarBuyer
The Volkswagen Beetle is a stylish hatchback that mixes modern mechanical
parts with a look inspired by the big-selling original from the sixties.
It's only offered as a three-door model and comes in standard, Design and
top-spec Sport trims. There are two petrol engines available -- a 1.2-litre
turbo and a 1.4-litre with turbo and Supercharger. The Beetle shares its mechanical
components with the Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but has a more flamboyant
Kia Rio hatchback review - CarBuyer
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The Rio is Kia's entry in the supermini class and a cheaper alternative to
the Ford Fiesta. All-new for 2011, it continues Kia's march upmarket and
benefits from smart, contemporary styling, generous space inside and an
appealing engine range -- two diesels (1.1-litre and 1.4) and two petrols
(1.25 and 1.4).
Kia Sportage SUV review - CarBuyer
The Kia Sportage is not just a great sport utility vehicle, it's CarBuyer's
first ever Car of the Year, as well as its Best 4x4. And no wonder... it's
the Korean firm's best offering yet. Good enough to trouble all comers in
the growing crossover market.
Hyundai i30 hatchback 2013 review - CarBuyer
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"The Hyundai i30 has bridged the gap to the likes of the VW Golf in terms
of quality, performance and running costs."
Volkswagen Jetta saloon review - CarBuyer
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The latest Volkswagen Jetta shares its looks with the larger Volkswagen
Passat, as VW tries to distance its compact saloon from the Golf that it
shares many of its components with.
The latest model has a longer wheelbase than the Volkswagen Golf, so
there's more cabin space, while the car looks smarter, thanks to a shorter
rear overhang for the saloon boot. As with the rest of the VW range, the
Jetta is built to a high standard from high quality materials. Engines
include the firm's 1.4 TSI petrol, plus 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI diesels. The
1.6 TDI is also offered with VW's BlueMotion Technology pack, which saves
fuel by turning the engine off when the car is in neutral.
MINI Cooper hatchback review - CarBuyer
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Unlike the 1959 original, today's BMW-developed MINI is an expensive
'premium' small hatchback. That hasn't stopped thousands flooding the
roads, and an extensive options list means it's easy to make every MINI
feel unique. Excellent resale values and economical engines make owning a
MINI cheaper than you'd think, too. Six versions, from the basic First to
the high performance John Cooper Works offer something for everyone, unless
you need much space for luggage or rear passengers, that is. All versions
share the same quality feel and are brilliant fun to drive.
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Volkswagen Touran MPV review - CarBuyer
The Touran's boxy shape might not make it the most attractive of cars, but
it also makes the VW one of the most practical small MPVs available. The
interior is classy and well built and there's a wide choice of engines,
including an efficient BlueMotion version that's very cheap to run.
Volkswagen Touareg SUV review - CarBuyer
The Touareg SUV was originally launched in 2003 and then significantly
updated in 2010. It majors on luxury, although it also has the capability
to tackle more extreme conditions than most drivers will ever experience.
The latest version is much lighter than the original, despite being bigger.
Toyota Yaris hatchback review - CarBuyer
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The all-new Toyota Yaris is the Japanese maker's entrant into the
higly-contested supermini segment. Aimed directly at the Ford Fiesta and
Honda Jazz, the new Yaris represents a significant improvement over its
predecessor, offering an impressive range of innovative equipment and more
Volkswagen up! review - CarBuyer
The up! is Volkswagen's brand-new city car and the smallest model in the
range. It's designed to take on rivals like the Fiat 500 and Toyota Aygo
and offers excellent value for money while maintaining VW's high levels of
quality. Its clean-cut design and efficient, fun to drive three-cylinder
petrol engine should prove a hit with a crop of young customers. A starting
price of £7,995 means this is a VW that's affordable, too. As a result,
the up! takes the crown as CarBuyer's Best City Car for 2012.
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