Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4MOTION SEL 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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  • Volkswagen T-Roc front
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 RHD rear left cornering
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 RHD front seats
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 right panning
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 front left studio static
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 rear left studio static
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2021 RHD boot open
RRP £35,895What Car? Target Price£33,751
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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Features a driving mode button, 18in alloy wheels, sports seats, in-built navigation system, 10.3in Virtual Cockpit (a digital screen that replaces analogue instruments) and LED headlights. We’d avoid this because it’s too expensive and the larger alloys hurt the ride.

The flagship 187bhp 2.0-litre petrol comes as standard with the automatic ‘box and four-wheel drive. The former shifts gears quickly and the latter offers added traction in greasy conditions. It's certainly a strong performer but seems rather like overkill when the cheaper petrol options are so effective. The price hike also makes it too rich for our blood.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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