Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 110 S 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £21,440What Car? Target Price£20,054
Review

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

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Entry-level trim offers dual-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, front and rear electric windows, automatic lights and wipers, height-adjustable front seats and electrically operated door mirrors. You also get an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and a DAB radio, while active safety kit includes automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance.

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. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km

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