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

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 front left cornering
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RRP £26,625What Car? Target Price£24,889
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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Adds 17in alloy wheels, front and rear centre armrests, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, rear reading lights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding door mirrors, a ski hatch and adaptive cruise control. The infotainment system is upgraded to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

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
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

43.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

147

g/km

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