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Volkswagen T-Cross review

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While the old adage says you should dot the i’s and cross the t’s if you want success, perhaps the Volkswagen T-Cross will prove the exception and show that you only need the t’s crossed after all?

Either way, launching it was a smart move on VW’s part. SUVs are now more popular than oxygen and, if you’re reading this, the chances are that the thought “I quite fancy one of those myself” has recently crossed your mind, too.

It’s a rapidly saturating market, of course, especially at the pricier end of the spectrum – there are more Large, Luxury and Sports SUVs available than you can shake a stick at. So, the obvious place to find room for a little one was in the Small SUV class, and the T-Cross fits here neatly.

The advertising strap line for the T-Cross is ‘I am more.’ Apparently that means more of everything you could want in a car, but how true is that? Well, the T-Cross sits on the same platform as our 2019 Small Car of the Year, the VW Polo, and such pedigree DNA should form a solid foundation.

To find out how good it is, though, you’ll have to keep reading. This review will take you through all the ins and outs of the T-Cross and compare it to its key rivals, of which there are a few, such as the Seat Arona — our 2019 Small SUV of the year — the the Kia Stonic, the Hyundai Kona and, of course, VW’s other Small SUV candidate, the VW T-Roc.

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There are 5 trims available for the T-Cross estate. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Entry-level S trim is pretty basic. The highlights are 16in alloy wheels, air-condition...
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SE
This adds 17in alloys, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, front fog lights, a f...
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SEL
Adds quite a lot of niceties that are worth having, such as front and rear parking sens...
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First Edition
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R Line
Steer clear of R-Line. It’s expensive and adds mainly styling additions that offer no t...
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