Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI S 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £21,400What Car? Target Price£20,014
Review

Stick to the cheaper trims and engines and the Volkswagen T-Roc is a fine buy. Its soft ride, spacious interior and big boot will appeal to families, while 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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Trim: S

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.

Engine: 1.0 TSI

The great news is that we reckon this – the cheapest engine – is the one to go for. With 113bhp and a turbocharger it packs a relatively mighty punch, with good pace (0-62mph in a whisker over 10sec) when you rev it out and enough low-down shove to make it flexible – even at motorway speeds. Of its rivals, only the Ford Puma offers more oomph for similar money. We also managed an average test economy of 42.3mpg, which is pretty decent.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km

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