Volkswagen T-Cross 1.6 TDI R Line 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £27,080What Car? Target Price£25,917
Review

Go for the 1.0 TSI 95 SE model and you'll have bought a very fine, practical small SUV for a sensible price. Don't be tempted to go for higher trims and more powerful engines, because if you have that kind of money to spend we'd recommend looking at the T-Roc instead – it's only slightly more expensive and more sophisticated in many areas. The excellent Ford Puma is also more fun to drive.

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Steer clear of R-Line. It’s expensive and adds mainly styling additions that offer no tangible benefit to how well the T-Cross works as a car.

Avoid this engine. Surprisingly for a diesel it struggles at low revs, so you find yourself flooring the accelerator pedal to make reasonable progress. CO2 emissions are higher than you'd expect, too.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

455

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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