The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Volkswagen T-Roc is easy. The driver’s seat is supportive and has a good amount of adjustment, which is complemented by the reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel. There's a small demerit: none of the trims come with adjustable lumbar support as standard. It's well worth adding because it'll only set you back the price of a pair of mid-range headphones and does wonders for your lower back support.
Another reason to buy the T-Roc is that you feel like you're in a proper SUV. The driving position places you higher above the road than many other small SUVs, with rivals including the Kia Stonic, Seat Arona and Skoda Kamiq feeling barely any higher than regular hatchbacks.
There’s the option of a rear-view camera or a bird’s eye view camera, both of which help you to spot any obstacles while parking. You can even add a self-parking system that should detect a big enough parking space and steer you into it all by itself.
Bright LED headlights, which offer great illumination at night, are standard on all trim levels except Active and Design. While they are quite a pricey option for those trims, they make a massive difference compared with the standard halogen headlights and are worth thinking about.