Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 front right cornering shot

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

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Review

Stick to the cheaper trims and engines and the T-Roc is a fine buy. Its soft ride and practical boot will appeal to families, while its high-set driving position is just what SUV buyers crave, and something that many other small SUVs fail to deliver. However, the cheaper Seat Arona offers better value, especially against the expensive range-topping T-Roc models.

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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, sportier bumpers with silver trim and a body-coloured dashboard. It’s the one we’d go for.

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

50.4

Urban: 41.5Motorway: 57.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km