The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The FSO is 15 millimeters wider than the Volkswagen. It is often clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The FSO Polonez Hatchback 1.5 AB 82HP has 1 % longer wheelbase than Volkswagen. As a result the FSO Polonez is safer and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The FSO Polonez is 73 mm longer in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B1. Long cars have roomy cabin and also have more storage space. Although the FSO seems to be better pick for families or persons who appreciate comfortable rides, the Volkswagen may be more appropriate to the young as it will not cause problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
There’s no doubts that the five-door FSO Polonez Hatchback is more usable and if you frequently travel with more than one people then it’s the format to go for. The strongest point of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to get into the rear seats but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Volkswagen generally look more dynamic and sporty and for those who rarely have more than one passengers in the car the Volkswagen Passat B1 Hatchback may be better one, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
Model release date
Given that the Volkswagen Passat B1 was launched only 5 years before the FSO, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles is not really big, however, the FSO Polonez Hatchback may feature slightly more modern solutions used in it.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of putting massive amount of stuff to it. The difference that amounts to 1 percent to the advantage of the FSO Polonez Hatchback is small and should not be really noticeable.