The New Mazda 2 GT vs. The VW Polo 85TSI Comfortline
Not every small car is the cheapest option available, and some drivers want a smaller car with more performance and premium features. This demand is met by some notable models, but here we will look specifically at the new Mazda 2 GT and the Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline. Even more specifically the Mazda 2 has the automatic transmission, and the Polo is the variant equipped with the seven speed DSG auto. Let’s take a quick look at what each of these smaller cars has to offer and compare them.
The VW Polo 85TSI Comfortline
The Polo has been around for a while; it’s a mature vehicle that has is conservative in its design, reliable and expensive to buy. This is the 6th generation Polo, and it is even more like a junior version of the Golf than the earlier incarnations. This Polo is refined to drive, has plenty of upgraded equipment and an even larger body than the outgoing model. This provides greater interior and boot space, but as an urban vehicle, the increase in size has affected how effective the Polo is in its given role. The pricing is significantly more expensive than the Mazda 2 GT, and VW on road charges are also more costly.
The Mazda 2 GT
This premium grade variant based on the model that was only released at the end of last year. This car has a premium feel throughout, with strategically placed splashes of leather and Genki grade trim. As the range topper, the Mazda 2 GT is loaded with equipment, such as electric folding side mirrors, daytime running lights, LED headlights, rear sensors, fog sensors, LED fog lights and 16” alloy wheels. In the cabin, we can find features, such as Satellite Navigation, a heads up display, keyless start, a 7” MZD touchscreen infotainment screen, and blind spot monitoring that features a rear cross traffic alert. Metallic paint is available at a smaller premium, and it’s a cheaper option than that offered by VW for the Polo.
The Mazda 2 GT certainly gives the Polo a run for its money in many different areas. It’s the most fun to drive, feels more luxurious inside and has a very high specification for its price. It’s also cheaper than the Polo, but that price gap can narrow significantly if you start to add a lot of optional extras. The Polo Comfortline has the DSG automatic transmission on our tested car, and it feels sluggish at lower speeds. However, out on the highway, the Polo is excellent at overtaking and an adequate small tourer.
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