Used Volkswagen T-Cross 2019-present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volkswagen T-Cross estate?

Since most examples will still be within the franchised dealer network used approved scheme, they should still look like new. However, you ought to give it a good once over to inspect for dents and scratches. Remember, only SEL (or United, if you're looking at a 2020 example) and above come with parking sensors, and those thick rear pillars hinder parking, so check the bumpers for signs of touch parking.

There were light interior trim colours options available on some models that might look grubby if not regularly cleaned. Also, the hard plastics used on the dashboard and door cards could be vulnerable to scratches from things like rings, keys and handbag buckles.

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What are the most common problems with a used Volkswagen T-Cross estate?

Curtain airbags

The curtain airbags that are used to protect the head in a side impact might not fully deploy in T-Crosses made between 21 May and 10 June 2019. Find out from a VW dealer if your car is affected by this because it will need to have the relevant airbags replaced.

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Is a used Volkswagen T-Cross estate reliable?

The T-Cross didn't feature in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Volkswagen as a brand finished two thirds of the way down the table, in 20th place out of 31 car manufacturers.

If you'd like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.