Offering stability and great handling capabilities that build a lot of confidence in the driver
The Volkswagen Cross Polo is a great car for long drives, offering stability and great handling capabilities that build a lot of confidence in the driver. The 3-pot engine may be underpowered, according to some reviews, but with 4+1 passengers, I have never felt it to be an issue. Even when unplanned overtaking, I never felt that the engine was lacking.
In terms of fuel economy, I am getting 14-15 kmpl in the city, including bumper to bumper traffic, and 18-19 kmpl on long drives, all with the AC running. The suspension is a bit on the stiffer side, but is still adequate. I bought the car a month ago and have done 2100 km in that time. The engine runs smoothly, with great gear shift ratios, and the turbo kicks in once the odo crosses 2000 rpm.
Overall, the Volkswagen Cross Polo is a great car for long drives and offers excellent performance and fuel economy.