Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4MOTION R 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volkswagen T-Roc front
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RRP £41,440What Car? Target Price£39,667
Review

Avoid the pricier 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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The long list of standard equipment includes 19in alloy wheels, figure-hugging front sports seats, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and a lane-keeping assistance system. However, we recommend adding the Driver Assistant Pack Plus, which brings additional driver aids.

The T-Roc R is hot hatch fast, blasting from 0-62mph in 4.8sec. Plus, its engine is pleasingly muscular from low in the rev range and develops power in a linear fashion; that is to say, with no nasty spikes or flat spots. It sounds particularly good when combined with the optional Akrapovic sports exhaust, parping theatrically as you build speed.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

393

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

200

g/km

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