2023 Volkswagen Polo Owner's Manual

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2023 Volkswagen Polo Owner's Manual

The VW Polo 2023 is a supermini car (B-segment), measuring 4.07 meters and that has been manufactured at the VW factory in Landaben, Navarra, since its second generation. It has been recently updated with a facelift that has improved its aesthetics and equipment, but has reduced the variety of the range to only two trim levels (the GTI apart) and two gasoline engines of 95 and 110 horsepower.

The car was released in a liftback version and has 4 configurations:
β€’ Life
β€’ Style
β€’ R-Line
β€’ GTI

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Polo 2023

β€’ length – 4469 mm;
β€’ width – 1706 mm;
β€’ height – 1471 mm;
β€’ wheelbase – 2591 mm;
β€’ ground clearance – 163 mm;
β€’ trunk volume – 530 l.;
β€’ curb weight – 1286 kg.

The engine is available in 4 versions. All run on 95 gasoline. Engine capacity is 1.4/1.6 liters. Power – from 90 to 125 hp. With. Torque 155/200 Nm. The gearbox is manual, five-speed, in other options – a six-speed automatic or a seven-speed robot. Drive – front. The car accelerates to 100 km/h from 11.8 to 9.2 seconds, depending on the engine modification. Maximum speed – 184/204 km/h. Fuel consumption in the city is 8.4/7.7 liters. per 100 km. For the highway and in the mixed cycle the numbers are from 5.4 to 4.9 and 6.6 to 6, respectively.

Volkswagen Polo 2023 interior

Compared to the previous version, the seats received lateral support, but the dip in the lumbar region and the lack of support adjustment did not disappear. In general, the interior design is reminiscent of Skoda. The visibility from the driver’s seat has not become worse, the rear view camera is also excellent.

Compared to the previous version, the restyled 2023 model received softer springs, which had a positive effect on the smoothness of the ride.

The engine shield received a new coating, which had a positive effect on sound insulation. The roof insulation has also been increased.
The engine starts by pressing a button. In the TOP versions, it became possible to start the car without contact.

The brakes also work great. All the changes that we see in the restyled model are positive, not counting the disappearance of automatic windows, which are now only available to the driver.

Among the shortcomings of the interior, it is worth noting the lack of cup holders, and there is no place for a smartphone either.
If we compare the exterior, the liftback’s appearance is superior to that of the sedan from the previous version; the driver’s seat has become more comfortable and the ride is softer.

Main competitors of Volkswagen Polo 2023

The main competitors of the car include:

  • KIA Rio
  • Peugeot 208
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Renault Clio
  • Skoda Fabia

Main problems of Volkswagen Polo 2023

The car doesn’t have many problems, but it does exist. The first problem is painting. Due to the thin layer of paint, scratches and chips quickly appear if handled carelessly. Many owners pay attention to problems with electrical components. This could be power steering, power windows, etc.

Although the interior of the car is neat, it cannot be called very comfortable. After driving a couple of thousand kilometers, the seats begin to squeak and the foam rubber begins to come out. In general, many drivers find the seats not very comfortable. Scratches are clearly visible on the plastic trim of the interior.
In frosty weather, the engine does not start well and the valve cover gaskets are quickly damaged. Otherwise the engine is quite reliable.

Problems often arise with headlights. The side lights are the first to fail.

Steering tips are usually enough for 10-15 thousand km. As we wrote above, although the suspension has become softer, it is still quite stiff compared to some other cars.

Volkswagen Polo 2023 Maintenance

As you can see, problems cannot be avoided. Any car needs regular servicing, even if nothing is malfunctioning yet, we recommend that you undergo a technical inspection a couple of times a year. In this case, sudden breakdowns will be avoided.
Volkswagen Polo 2023 is a very reliable car for its price category. On our website you will find detailed user instructions for the 2023 Volkswagen Polo.

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Posted by: author Dimitri Shtreicher
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