3 & 5 doors
Price £11,525 - £19,365
Make no mistake, the Volkswagen Polo is classed as a supermini, but it's so well engineered and designed that it's a match for the practicality of a family hatchback like the Vauxhall Astra. Three and five-door versions are available, and both offer plenty of space inside for four people. Build quality is at a level no supermini rival can match, yet despite the premium feel, the Polo is actually no more expensive than a Ford Fiesta. There are plenty of engines and trims available, while the Polo BlueMotion with its 80.7mpg and emissions of 91g/km of CO2 proves you don’t need a hi-tech hybrid system to be green and keep running costs to a minimum.