Volkswagen T-Cross 1.6 TDI SE 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £23,060What Car? Target Price£22,186
Review

Go for the 1.0 TSI 95 SE model and you'll have bought a very fine small SUV for a sensible price. But if you want a more powerful engine or a posher trim level, we'd recommend you look at the T-Roc – it's only slightly more expensive and is a more sophisticated car in most important areas.

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Trim: SE

SE trim adds 17in alloys, adaptive cruise control, a second USB charging port, automatic wipers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to everything you get with entry-level S trim. Our pick of the range.

Engine: 1.6 TDI

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

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

455

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

136

g/km

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