The Figo’s interiors are bright and cheerful if you ask for the optional red treatment on the dash. It’s nicely put together, but the surface finish isn’t as good as the Fiesta saloon, possibly due to cost cutting measures. The cockpit is functional and there are enough cubby holes to store what you feel like, but it’s the seats that rob it of higher interior ratings. The front seats just about meet the cut, but the rear seats don’t have well designed headrests nor do they offer good back support. Leg room at the rear is quite decent however, but head room is a tad short.
The Polo is a mix of the good, bad and ugly. The good bits are that it is the best built of the lot, the surfaces are nicely textured and it feels more upmarket in there. The instrumentation is typically German and you get enough information from the MID. Get down to the bad bits and you wish there were more features for the price. It feels underequipped and its high price doesn’t win it favours here. But it’s the rear leg room that makes things even worse. There is hardly anything to begin with, and if the front occupants are six feet tall then God save the rear passengers! Nothing wrong with the seat design, but roomy interiors they certainly could have been. Boot space and utilisation is the best here – tied in with the Figo, with the Swift and Micra trailing behind.