Volkswagen up! reviews

VW up! Reviews

High quality, intelligent and stylish design. What do the experts make of the VW up!

The Volkswagen up! is everything you would expect of a city car made by Volkswagen. High quality, intelligent and stylishly designed, and sophisticated to drive, these typical VW attributes have been applied to the compact, practical and efficient city car formula to produce a class-leading package. VW up! reviews are glowing about the model, raving about its ‘big car’ driving manners, excellent build quality and great practicality. This makes it one of the most refined and comfortable cars in its class, as well as one of the most satisfying, relaxing and confidence-inspiring to drive. Its spacious interior is up with the class best as well, accommodating four adults in reasonable comfort and providing a decent sized boot too.

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The interior is a pleasant place in which to spend time, not only for its size and comfort, but also because of its tasteful, clean and uncluttered style and excellent build quality. Materials aren’t luxurious, but are certainly far better than the class norm and the technology on offer is very good: heated seats, Bluetooth hands-free, satellite navigation and VW’s City Emergency Braking system are available. When it comes to engines, all three versions of the 1.0 three-cylinder are refined and economical, so it just depends what you value more – cost or performance. With no less than up to 64.2mpg combined achievable, the up! is economical no matter what the version, so long as you stick to the manual. The automatic is jerky and best avoided anyway, if possible.

  • Should I buy a VW up!?

    The up! is certainly quite expensive next to rivals, and of course the cheaper but almost identical Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo don’t help matters. However, if you appreciate the air of quality that a VW exudes and want one of the best city cars there is, then the up! is definitely worth the money.

Autocar:
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“With everything considered, the up! remains one of the best city cars out there.”  Read more...

Auto Express:
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“The Volkswagen up! proved just how good a city car can be when it arrived in 2011, and it’s still a top choice today.”  Read more...

Telegraph:
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“… Volkswagen's smallest car, but it offers the same premium feel that you get in other VWs.” Read more...

What Car?:

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“The VW up! is one of the best city cars around; it’s great to drive, classy and cheap to run.”  Read more...

  • VW up! Awards

    What Car? Car of the Year 2016, Best City Car, more than £11,000. Read more...

  • VW up! Video Review

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