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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2014. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. - 2019.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3972 mm
1682 mm
1453 mm
280 liters
952 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4021 mm
1736 mm
1479 mm
280 liters
1090 liters
45 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.0 R3 Turbo 95
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
999 cc
95 hp
160 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors
1.0 B10XFL 90
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
999 cc
90 hp
170 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1011 kg
10.5 s
191 km/h
5.0 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
94 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1063 kg
11.9 s
180 km/h
5.4 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
100 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 7 gears
1007 kg
10.8 s
184 km/h
5.8 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
109 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1041 kg
13.9 s
175 km/h
5.8 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
110 g/km

Expenses

6350 EUR
Price from
5400 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 95hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 90hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Volkswagen being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Corsa offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Volkswagen, as well as Opel, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Polo as average reliability-wise, and Corsa is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Polo rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 191 kilometers per hour, 11km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (67 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Volkswagen appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Polo offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Volkswagen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Volkswagen. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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