Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 front right cornering shot

Volkswagen T-Roc Hatchback 1.5 TSI EVO SE 5dr

5 doors
Petrol
Manual
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Manufacturer price from:£22,710
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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, and those considering a range-topping model might be better off with one of the T-Roc's premium Small SUV rivals (including Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman) or a larger car from the Family SUV class (such as the Skoda Karoq and Seat Ateca).

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Trim:

SE

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 and adaptive cruise control. The infotainment system is upgraded to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

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
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Urban: 42.8Motorway: 58.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km