Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0 TDI EVO Life 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 left tracking
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 front tracking
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 front left static
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 right static
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 rear left static
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 nose detail
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 rear detail
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2022 boot open
RRP £28,595What Car? Target Price£28,041
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

If you avoid the pricier trims and engines, the Volkswagen T-Roc is a fine buy. Its soft ride makes it one of the most comfortable cars in the class, while its spacious interior and big boot will appeal to families. Also, its high-set driving position is just what SUV buyers crave – and something many other small SUVs fail to deliver.

Entry-level Life trim is our pick of the bunch, because it keeps costs down while also coming with plenty of standard equipment. That includes 16in alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic front windscreen wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, two-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, adjustable lumbar support, an 8.0in digital driver display and a 6.25in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

If the entry-level diesel’s 113bhp isn’t quite enough for you, this upgraded version comes with 148bhp and is even keener from low speeds. Official figures say that it’ll sprint from 0-62mph in 8.8sec and the additional torque means you’ll be able to tow things even easier. You can choose to have this engine with either a manual or DSG automatic gearbox, but opting for the auto box reduces the official mpg to 58mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

122

g/km