VW Golf GTI vs VW Polo GTI 1.8

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VII 230 PS)
Picture of VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift)
Category VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
Engine layout 2.0 l R41.8 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 230 / 227192 / 189
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258250 / 184
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1402 / 30911237 / 2727
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 164 / 162155 / 153
Average price €34,000€24,000

Lap Times

Track VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
Hockenheim Short 1:17.301:19.00
Winton (National Circuit) 1:44.901:43.30

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
0 - 40 kph 2.3 s2.1 s
0 - 50 kph 2.8 s2.6 s
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s6.2 s
0 - 130 kph 9.6 s9.7 s
0 - 160 kph 14.1 s14.8 s
0 - 180 kph 19.1 s19.9 s
0 - 200 kph 24.2 s26.8 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 5.9 s6.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.2 s @ 84.5 mph10.3 s @ 82.6 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 23.6 s @ 123.0 mph24.5 s @ 119.9 mph

Rolling acceleration

Speed VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.7 s4.5 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 6.0 s5.9 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 5.4 s5.2 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.2 s5.8 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.9 s7.3 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 12.0 s12.0 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 16.8 s14.4 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 24.0 s18.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 17.9 s20.9 s

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)236 kph (147 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 23.1 s @ 2018 ft25.4 s @ 2264 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.52 g (5 m/s²)0.50 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 68.1 kph (42.3 mph)67.6 kph (42.0 mph)
Fuel economy 7.9 l/100 km (30 mpg US / 36 UK)7.2 l/100 km (33 mpg US / 39 UK)
100 kph - 0 34 m (113 ft)35 m (114 ft)
200 kph - 0 145 m (477 ft)148 m (487 ft)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIVW Polo GTI 1.8
Track Performance 195194
Straight line speed 28453015
Total 30403209

Verdict

Polo GTI 1.8 is the fastest by a small margin.

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