Volkswagen T-Roc 1.5 TSI EVO Design 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 front left cornering
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RRP £25,825What Car? Target Price£24,143
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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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.

If you fancy a bit more vim and vigour – or maybe you carry lots of passengers and luggage – it's well worth looking at the 148bhp 1.5 TSI 150. This is noticeably quicker than the 1.0-litre, cutting around two seconds off its 0-62mph time, while providing more overtaking opportunities with less stress and fewer gear changes. Also, it brings the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. You cannot have that with the 1.0 TSI 110. 


Key information

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

44.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

144

g/km

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