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VOLKSWAGEN Polo 2018

The 2018 Volkswagon Polo prior to crash testing.

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ANCAP 2017 5 star

The Volkswagen Polo was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in February 2018. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 36.72 out of 38
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.80 out of 8
    Frontal Offset Test 7.56 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Test 8 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 2.36 out of 3
    AEB (City) 3 out of 3
Child Occupant Protection 41.98 out of 49
Safety Assist 7.17 out of 12
    Speed Assistance System 1.50 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support System 0 out of 3
    AEB (Interurban) 2.67 out of 3
Pedestrian Protection 31.98 out of 42

Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a manual-set speed limiter are standard. A lane support system (LSS) is not available.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.56 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.84 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.29 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated GOOD protection of the head, knees and femurs of the driver and passenger, while driver chest protection was rated ADEQUATE.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In both the side impact and oblique side pole tests, protection of all critical body regions was GOOD and maximum points were scored.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.95 pts
Chest 3.25 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full-width test, protection was GOOD for all critical body regions of both the driver and rear passenger with the exception of the rear passenger chest which rated ADEQUATE.

What is full width frontal test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In both the side impact and oblique side pole tests, protection of all critical body regions was GOOD and maximum points were scored.

What is pole test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Front: 1.61 points Rear: 0.75 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

Protection of both child dummies in the frontal offset test was GOOD apart from the neck, rated as ADEQUATE for the 6 year dummy and MARGINAL for the 10 year dummy. In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was GOOD for both child dummies.

Pedestrian Summary

Protection provided by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian was mostly GOOD or ADEQUATE with some WEAK and POOR results around the base of the windscreen and along the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper provided GOOD protection to pedestrians’ legs, while protection of the pelvis was mixed. Performance of the pedestrian-detecting autonomous emergency braking system was GOOD with impacts either avoided or mitigated under all test scenarios.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
4.7 L/100km 106 g/km

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