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
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RRP £36,575What Car? Target Price£35,000
Review

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.

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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?

392

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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