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

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £35,275What Car? Target Price£32,998
Review

Stick to the cheaper trims and engines and the T-Roc is a fine and competitive buy. Its soft ride, spacious interior and big boot will appeal to families, while 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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Trim: SEL

Features a driving mode button, 18in alloy wheels, sports seats, in-built navigation system, 10.3in Active Info Display (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.

Engine: 2.0 TSI

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

34.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

392

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

186

g/km

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