Volkswagen T-Roc 1.5 TSI EVO Design 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £27,325What Car? Target Price£25,542
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: Design

Comes with all the SE upgrades plus styling enhancements, such as a contrasting roof, windscreen pillars and door mirrors, privacy glass, interior ambient lighting, sportier bumpers with silver trim and a body-coloured dashboard. That will all help raise resale values and it’s the trim we’d go for.

Engine: 1.5 TSI EVO

If you fancy some extra vim it's worth looking at the 148bhp 1.5-litre engine. It is noticeably quicker than the 1.0-litre and cuts the 0-62mph time down by almost two seconds, but it’s the added mid-range guts than proves more useful. It makes for less stressful overtaking and fewer gearchanges in everyday driving. On which subject, while the 1.0-litre is a six-speed manual only, the 1.5-litre gives you the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as well.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

150

g/km

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