Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 110 Design 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £24,965What Car? Target Price£23,883
Review

If you avoid the pricier trims and engines, the Volkswagen T-Roc is a fine buy. Its soft ride makes it one of the most comfortable cars in the class, while its spacious interior and big boot will appeal to families. Also, its high-set driving position is just what SUV buyers crave – and something many other small SUVs fail to deliver.

Comes with most of the entry-level Active trim’s standard features but misses out on built-in sat nav, heated front seats and the electric tailgate. Design trim adds styling enhancements, such as privacy glass, interior ambient lighting, sportier bumpers with silver trim and a body-coloured dashboard, all of which will help to increase resale values.

The great news is that we reckon the Volkswagen T-Roc's cheapest engine is the one to go for. It's the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder with 109bhp and might be small but, thanks to a turbocharger, it packs a relatively mighty punch and delivers some welcome zip (0-62mph takes a healthy 10.8sec) when you rev it hard. And there's enough low-down shove to make it flexible, even at motorway speeds. Of its rivals, only the Ford Puma offers more oomph for the money. 


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

136

g/km

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